FishWorks: (possibly) the best seafood in London

FishWorks London review Arts End of NowhereAs a child growing up in Cornwall, you’d have thought I’d have had a penchant for a fishy dishy from an early age, but no; ironically, my appreciation for seafood only blossomed when I had left the motherland for pastures new. While I’m still a long way off being able to eat something that’s staring me in the face, I’m particularly partial to a fillet here and a clam there. In my five years of living in London, I haven’t found an eatery that specialises in seafood any better than FishWorks, just off Piccadilly.

After a (very busy) visit to the Royal Academy to see the Modern Gardens exhibition (for which you can see my review here), my dearest darling mother and I were peckish so I decided to take her* to FishWorks. I’ve been there four times now, but this was my first lunchtime visit, and I was pleased to see it bustling without losing its classy-seaside-in-the-city vibe and overall ambience. London is abundant with scenester restaurants and the whole FishWorks experience is a departure from that; it’s classic, not novelty and this is reflected from the menu to the decor. For a Cornish person to say this eatery wouldn’t be out of place in Cornwall’s finer neighbourhoods is a hella compliment.

*in the literal sense. She ‘took me there’ in the financial sense – cheers mumsie x

FishWorks London review Arts End of Nowhere

FishWorks London review Arts End of Nowhere

Our opening prosecco was delightful. Bravo, sommelier. As a wine novice, it’s telling that even someone like me finds their dedication to wines evident.

FishWorks London review Arts End of Nowhere

As tempting as the daily specials were, we both ordered off the a la carte menu. Scallops for she; sea bass for me. Both were perfection and I’d hasten to say it is the best sea bass I’ve had in London. The spinach was largely unmemorable but the honey-roasted carrots with cumin were so good that I’ll be copying their recipe at home.

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FishWorks London review Arts End of Nowhere

FishWorks London review Arts End of Nowhere

Unfortunately we both had to (s)cuttle off pretty sharpish so we didn’t get to have a pud. I’ll save that for next time, as my fourth visit certainly won’t be my last.

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