Fish Market, New Street

DSC04431No not ‘the’ fish market a gorgeous restaurant just off Bishopsgate, (opposite Liverpool street station) London.

Walk through the gates to a beautifully decorated and comfortable courtyard, with heaters for cold nights and even blankets on the backs of chairs. Up the steps to be greeted by a hostess opening the door for and being shown to your table. (there is a lift for wheelchair users)

The welcome from the manager and your waiter was impressive in this lively little restaurant. Drinks brought to the table for you and also a wooden board with bread and butter to eat whilst reading the menu and choosing from a lovely selection of starters, light bites, mains and desserts.

I choose a light bite of mini fish cakes with homemade garlic mayonnaise.. I forgot to ask what fish it was, it was salmon and not being a lover of salmon, it wasn’t to my taste but saying that I ate it as I’m trying to diversify my menu and palette, the garlic mayonnaise was beautiful and the whole plate arrived, simple yet elegant.

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Husband choose the ham hock and parsley terrine with pear chutney and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Mains, I knew I would choose this as a simple yet delicious meal and apart from a cheap supermarket packet we tried a couple of weeks ago I have never eaten mussels before, they arrived served in a white wine sauce and it was a huge bowl served with a cup of crispy French fries on the side.

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Husband choose steamed line caught cod with white beans, peppers and chorizo, served with minted new potatoes, he thoroughly enjoyed the whole meal.

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I choose to have the cheese board instead of a dessert and hubby choose no dessert also, we ended up sharing the simple yet beautiful cheese board.

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So if you are ever in the Eastend and need somewhere to eat Monday – Friday then please do pop along and say hi to everyone. You will NOT be disappointed

Disclosure: I have written this as I enjoyed it, we paid for our meal

 

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