Kicking off on October 5th, Seafood Week is an annual campaign aimed at getting more people to eat more fish. Seafish are inspiring home cooks with recipes for mackerel, crab, scallops and more. If you’d rather leave the cooking to the experts, here are six ways to celebrate Seafood Week in London.
Kensington Place, Kensington
Satisfy your oyster cravings at Notting Hill’s number one spot for seafood. Every Friday and Saturday from 6-7pm, oysters are just £1 each with optional paired fizz for an extra £15. The fun continues after 7pm when you can enjoy ½ a dozen oysters with a glass of fizz for £16 or a dozen for £30. Save room for classic desserts like Eton Mess and apple crumble.
This modern seafood restaurant is a feast for the eyes as well as the appetite, and there’s never been a better time to visit. There are new cocktails and bar snacks to try, including a delicious hot buttered crab roll, and native oysters are back on the menu. Best of all, they’re half price during Oyster Hour (6-7pm). If you work nearby, the set lunch – 2 courses for £20 or 3 for £23 – is a very good reason to escape the office for an hour or two.
From 5-12th October, Aster is serving a Scandi-inspired fish board and a glass of crisp white wine for the special price of £18 per person. If you like the sound of crab mayonnaise, cured salmon, juicy Greenland prawns, and potato salad with chives, book your table today.
Bluebird are celebrating Seafood Week with a three-tiered frutti di mare platter, priced at £60 for two people. It’s piled high with Jersey rock oysters, langoustines, prawns, clams, Shetland mussels and accompanied with toast, Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar, shallots and aioli. You can add a half lobster for an extra £20, if you’re in the mood.
A firm favourite with Islington locals, Galley is a top choice for date night or a long wine-fuelled lunch. Seafood lovers can look forward to dishes like native lobster spaghetti and tuna tartare with avocado and ponzu dressing. From Monday to Wednesday, you can enjoy unlimited Cornish mussels (with three different sauces to choose from) for £10 a head. That should leave some cash left over for after-dinner drinks…
Fish Market, Liverpool Street
Enjoy a taste of the great British seaside at this buzzy fish restaurant in the City. Kick things off with Jersey rock oysters and then choose from dishes like Cornish fish soup, moules marinière, and roast native lobster. As an added bonus, you can enjoy free-flowing bubbles or white wine every Saturday from 11am until 3.45pm.
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