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Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS

£44.00 Fish Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia

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  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £48.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6-10pm

Square Meal Review of Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack ?

It’s more Bloomsbury than Brighton beach, but this cute take on a seaside shack does its best to play the part with kitsch nautical trappings and a determinedly maritime approach to things. The kitchen swims with the seasonal currents, bringing in Venus clams, queenie scallops, oysters, ‘wonderfully messy’ whole crabs and a raft of ‘creditably cooked’ dishes ranging from Cornish hake with spiced couscous to ‘damn near perfect’ battered haddock with beef-dripping chips, mushy peas and ‘batter bits’ if you want them (you will!). Service is friendly and unhurried, as staff and customers ‘contort like circus performers’ while navigating their way through the tiny, cluttered room – although the mood is invariably buzzy and relaxed. Prices are on the heavy side, but drinkers are well served with beers from Camden Brewery, as well as a short, well-chosen wine list.

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  1. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Richard E.

    mmmmmm - batter bits

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 9

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  2. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Michael B.
        (4)

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  3. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Hubert N.

    Terrible service & tiny menu

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  4. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    BoatLady

    Unique, for now.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  5. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Mimina

    Loved the seafood at this Shack

        (7)
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  6. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Matt P.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 7

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  7. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Patrick R.

    Creative, charming, but a bit overpriced

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 3

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  8. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Michelle C.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  9. Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack

    21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
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    Douglas G.
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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 5
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 5

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  1. Published : Friday, 23rd August 2013

    Dancing In High Heels :: BONNIE GULL SEAFOOD SHACK

    A bit late posting this up, but better late than never - especially since the food was really good! The brother and I had dinner at Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack - "A seaside restaurant in the city..." Coming from an island...anything involving seafood is right up my street!...
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  2. Published : Thursday, 22nd August 2013

    The Celeriac :: Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack, Fitzrovia

    Londoners have been stuffing themselves so full of dirty burgers and greasy American nonsense lately that they’ve almost forgotten about the Great British Seaside. Bonnie Gull are putting that right, setting up shop in a fully themed beach shack in Fitzrovia. There’s bleached wood, a map showing the catch of the day and a treasure chest full of langoustines. What more could you want? It’s the latest in a long line of pop-ups gone permanent. Originally Bonnie Gull was just a seafood street food offering in Hackney...
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  3. Small shiny seafood shack serves salty sustenance It’s fascinating what you’ll find in the back streets of London. Bonnie Gull is a seafood restaurant located on Foley Street, a quiet street located in a slice of city in between the thoroughfares of Oxford Street and Great Portland Street. The place has been done up to resemble a humble seaside shack – all wooden planks with a dash of nautical kitsch lining the walls. Bonnie Gull has replaced Back to Basics, an older seafood restaurant, at the same address but there’s no relation between the two as far as I can tell...
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  4. Published : Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    A Lot of Chop :: Bonnie Gull – Seafood Shack

    Earlier this year I tried ‘herring – three ways’ while staying with friends in Stockholm for midsummer celebrations. It was a revelation. So good I literally and drunkenly made a song and dance about it. So where to take our Swedish aficionado pals in London? A new seafood shack, with head chef Luke Robinson (Fifteen) at the helm, of course. I’d never been to a seafood shack before. To me a seafood shack conjured up images of blue and white checked tablecloths, baskets of food, lobster pliers, bibs and napkins. So, in a corner of Fitzrovia, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As soon as we walked in we realised that this was far classier than a basket and bib joint. It’s definitely snug, encouragingly busy and feels very British...
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  5. Published : Wednesday, 17th October 2012

    love2feed :: eat: bonnie gull seafood shack

    She says: The pop-up-gone-permanent restaurant is an ever growing reality in London. The team behind Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack, now with a permanent residence in Fitzrovia have tried their hand at numerous projects, from their humble beginnings at Hackney to the more recent ’Bonnie-on-Sky’ summer stint at Platterform in London Bridge. The underlying theme has been simple and consistent throughout – bring the best of British seafood to the bustling heart of London. Step into the restaurant and the design and decor of Bonnie Gull will instantly remind you of the seaside, tables laden with a blue and white checked table cloth and a hand drawn map of the UK scrawled on chalk board, illustrating where the produce has been sourced from. It’s a Tuesday night and I arrive hungry with two of my girl friends Mel & Idelia after a casual peruse at nearby Topshop on Oxford Street, only an 8 min walk away...
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  6. Published : Thursday, 4th October 2012

    Fd Over LDN :: This

    Yet another pop-up to go permanent, this time in the guise of Bonnie Gull, who previously were seen as the Seafood Shack in hackney, and after a couple of projects they are now in this set up in Fitzrovia. All their seafood is British, and responsibly sourced. It will change every day depending on what's fresh, I suppose we'll wait and see if some things will be more regular than others. Reasonably priced, great seafood restaurants are hard to come by in London, but this place certainly fits the bill...
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