FishWorks Swallow Street

I love seafood. Love love loveeeee it. King prawns, crabs, a beautifully cooked monkfish…heaven heaven heaven. Therefore you can imagine my glee (yes glee) when i was booked in for a meal at FishWorks, situated on the super chic Swallow Street.

FishWorks on Swallow Street
FishWorks on Swallow Street

With a fish market vibe at the front and a classy restaurant at the back with a distinctive nautical vibe FishWorks is all about the seafood.

Aioli is my favourite
Aioli is my favourite

Sitting down at our table, Will and I pondered what to order over a crisp glass of FishWorks endorsed Sauvignon Blanc, Nicolas Choblet and some bread with a fabulous aioli dip, closely followed by some deliciously fresh rock oysters.

Love me an oyster!
Love me an oyster!

Eventually I decided to order scallops in breadcrumbs for my starter and Will went for a special, deep fried squid.

Breaded Scallops ...mmmm!
Breaded Scallops …mmmm!

I love a scallop at the best of times, especially when served in a novelty shell, and these were fabulous juicy. The squid was a modern take on a classic battered seafood dish and was complimented nicely by a subtle tartar sauce.

OH HI FISH! I was shown a selection of fresh beauties which I could choose from should I so wish.
OH HI FISH! I was shown a selection of fresh beauties which I could choose from should I so wish.

On considering our mains carefully, I was shown a rather handsome Dover sole which I had grilled and filleted served with sides of roasted vine tomatoes plus fennel and anchovy gratin potatoes with a Parmesan crust ( GUYS THE POTATOES WERE GREAT!)

Soley moley!
Soley moley!

Will went for the bobby dazzler of the evening ; the FishWorks Fruit de Mer which was comprised of king prawns, muscles, cockles, crab and oysters. This was the true joy of the evening and really demonstrated FishWorks’ delectable shell fish at their finest.

WHAT FISH DREAMS ARE MADE OF!
WHAT FISH DREAMS ARE MADE OF!

Thinking it would be rude not to try a dessert, seeing as they sounded so good, I opted for a lemon tart served with a sharp lemon sorbet; the perfect pallet cleanser. I barely got a look in with Will’s Eton mess as he had happily polished it off with within a minute, but the one spoon I did have was a job. Clotted cream was cut with the sharp taste of raspberries and the sweet crunch of meringue… I can imagine this would be a very popular option!

Lemon for the actual win.
Lemon for the actual win.

Feeling full of delicious fish and perfect pud, Will and I waddled home feeling very happy indeed!

FishWorks does have dishes for all budgets, including a pre-theatre dinner set menu, but it is also great for those who want a special, slightly more upmarket meal. I mean LOOK at that fish platter above! If that won’t impress a date I don’t know what will!

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