Seafood by the Bucket-load at new Notting Hill spot

Bucket, a new seafood restaurant and bar, is to open on Westbourne Grove in late May. Sustainably sourced prawns, whitebait, calamari, mussels and more are served in (you guessed it) buckets at this seafood shack on the Bayswater/Notting Hill border.

The mid-priced, social dining concept has been developed by a team led by husband and wife Georgie Godik Hayward and Adam Hayward, with design, interiors and branding by Patsy Godik, all previously of the Gaucho Group. As well as the seafood buckets, another Bucket speciality will be its rustic boards of grilled fish and meat served with a signature house sauce.

Buckets of mussels will be offered with a choice of four distinctive sauces: coconut chilli, lobster brandy, pancetta & tomato or classic white wine. A crayfish burger, seafood spaghetti, salads and raw and cured seafood dishes will also be on the menu. For dessert, guests will choose from a selection of homemade whole pies, tarts and cakes, perfect for sharing.

Top quality and accessibly-priced house wines will be on offer, as well as a small list of international wines, selected to go particularly well with menu. The restaurant will seat 78 in total, including seats at the bar and high tables at the pass looking onto the open kitchen.

There is a separate bar area for drinks, offering a selection of signature cocktails as well as seafood bites, including:  lobster toasty, squid ink crackers, and a fish-finger sandwich. There is also a dedicated area for ordering and collecting takeaway, which the founders say will be an important element of the offering.

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