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5 Stoney St London
Seafood is definitely the name of the game at this family-run outfit, which has been doing a sterling job on Borough Market for many a year. Comprising a fishmonger’s and café under one roof, it’s
a dead cert for foodies and tourists looking for something fresh off the slab or cooked to order in a colourful setting of tiled walls and orange banquettes squeezed close together; you can also
sit at one of the kerbside tables under the canopy and watch the world go by. The menu changes each day, depending on the catch – oysters, prawns, tuna, sea bass, and so on – and dishes are
accompanied by vegetables from the market where appropriate; at lunchtime, they will also cook just about anything that takes your fancy from the fresh counter (orders permitting).
5 Stoney St London
020 7407 5777
London Bridge Tube Station 345m
London Bridge Station 420m
Borough Market 74m
Thurs-Sat 12N-10pm (Fri 11.30am-10.30pm)
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Food + drink: 5
I don't really want to write a review as I kind of like the fact that far too few people realise there is a delicious restaurant serving the Borough Market Shopper behind the fish counter. I took clients for lunch and all of them said "I didn't know that this was here!". Everyone knows about the scrummy street stalls outside of this joint plying fresh Cajun prawn or garlic seafood wrap with a fabulous fishmonger just inside, but few venture into the bowels. The restaurant has a regularly updated menu, great specials on the board and the possibility of ordering from the fish counter should something particularly catch your eye. I had an enormous (for me) portion of pan fried turbot with sweet potato mash and brown shrimps, which was both crispy, rich and refreshing with the salty samphire accompaniment. One of my companions ordered the Mixed Seafood Platter special, which was so mouthwatering that even as I write I am having to swallow. I had to steal a mouthful, the scallops were the most sweet and succulent I have ever had, coupled with a juicy madagascan king prawn, as big as your head, that had been marinated to perfection. The wine list has plenty on offer (unusually) under £30 - we had a very decent Muscadet for £25 - from around the globe and so the whole meal is incredible value. Admittedly, none of us opted for starters, and some think that the main courses are a little steep, but unless you really are a guzzle guts, you really don't need them. Plus, you would have to really begrudge the money for such fresh fish treated so well.
Please don't go and let me keep it to myself... precious.
Food + drink: 4
Booked table for my boss and his client, really enjoyed the food and would go again. Good atmosphere and service was great.
I'm surprised there hasn't been a recent review!
We ate as a group of 4 on a Friday evening - it was much more peaceful than the local pubs which were spilling people onto the street in Borough Market!
Seafood is the obvious thing to have here - starters were scallops and bacon, grilled squid and fresh crab - all tasted as good as they looked.
mains were the special - trout with samphire, plus sea bass and cod; so good we took a photo of it! Grilled zucchini were hot and crispy on the side.
Wine was a bottle of cold Picpoul; excellent choice for fish.
With service it ended up as just over £100 per couple; a fair reflection of the quality.
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