From Hackney Wick’s Cornerstone to Shoreditch’s Brat, several new seafood restaurants have opened in London in the past few months. They’re good ones at that, subsequently revamping London’s credentials as a serious destination for tucking into bounty from the sea. Britain, being surrounded by water, has always had good produce from just off its shores. It’s up to these restaurants – as well as the classics – to show it off.
With its peach-hued paint, and décor that supposedly inspired the dining room on board the Titanic, Neptune’s interior is gorgeous. Go for the beer-poached crayfish or the sea trout in tomato broth and you’ll see that, often, the food is too.
When chef Tom Brown broke away from under Nathan Outlaw’s wing to set up his own venture, people took notice. Now, a few months down the line from its opening, it’s clear anticipation was well-founded. Could this become the cornerstone of London’s seafood scene?
Another instance of an accomplished chef embarking on his own course, Tomos Parry, of Kitty Fisher’s fame, opened Brat to showcase Cornish seafood at its best, including (you guessed it) his take on brat – slang for turbot.
Kitty Fisher’s branches into Covent Garden with its new sibling restaurant Cora Pearl. Expect dishes like of shrimp Newberg, leek heart with smoked eel, and brill with devilled crab.Continue Reading