A good bistro-style restaurant, doing just what it says on the tin - plus some.
It has been converted from a previous fish restaurant (Rudland & Stubbs) and the new owners - headed by top chef Mark Hix - have left many of the original features, including the bare boards & panelling.
If you have oysters, you can watch them being prepared, but the menu also offers plenty of other seasonal shellfish, plus other carefully-sourced British products.
A summer menu listed 'Blythburgh Pork Crackling with Apple Sauce'; 'Chilled Tomato Soup with Grated Horseradish & Rapeseed Oil'; 'Cornish Pilchards & Tomatoes on Toast'; 'Herb-Baked Cheek & Green Bean Salad' and 'Salted Ox Cheek & Green Bean Salad' among the starters.
'Ling Fish Fingers with Mushy Peas'; 'Whole John Dory with Marsh Samphire'; 'Mixed Grill of Blythburgh Pork with Bramley Apple Sauce'; 'Wild Rabbit in Burrow Hill Cider with Scottish Girolles' plus various top-quality steaks listed among the mains.
Desserts are equally seasonal, but 'Elderflower & Gooseberry Pie'; 'Raspberry Cheesecake' and 'Amedei Chocolate Mousse' set the style. While those with a more savoury tooth might be tempted by 'Welsh Rabbit' or their selection of Artisan British Cheeses.
- Food Style: British Traditional
- Lunch: Sun-Fri 12.00-15.00; mains about £16 to £29; set L Mon-Fri £15.50 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses); set L Sun from £23
- Dinner: all week 18.00-23.00 (Sun 22.30); mains about £16 to £29
- Seats: 70, plus 8 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at the £35 mark; plus there are top-class beers & ciders
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Farringdon Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L Sat, 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan.
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating