Parsons 22

39 Endell Street , London, WC2H 9BA

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SquareMeal Review of Parsons

This seafood joint comes courtesy of the team behind The Ten Cases wine bar. Parsons is a jolly little spot, with green-and-white fishmonger-style tiles, tiny tables along one wall and a couple of eating counters poking out of the other – the sort of place that’s cosy in winter and breezy in summer, thanks to big windows that open on to Endell Street. It’s an appealingly individual set-up that, combined with friendly staff, decent prices and a brilliant location for pre- and post-theatre, have made it impossible to reserve a table for a couple of months ahead; try your luck with a walk-in instead.

But some hit-and-miss cooking took the edge off the good times for us. We loved Belgian-style potted shrimp croquettes filled with a creamy shellfish goo, salt-cod fritters encased in crisp, light batter, and a whopper of an octopus tentacle cooked to melting sweetness and accompanied by fabulously flavoured pork-fat potatoes. But chargrilled treviso with pomegranate and Pecorino was overwhelmingly bitter, sea trout tartare was ill-served by an assertive bloody Mary jelly, and brown crab pissaladière tasted acrid, as if the onions had caught in the pan – although like all of the dishes, it looked absolutely lovely. Larger plates of fish are available whole (plaice, sea bass) and by the fillet (turbot, gurnard), while around a dozen wines from the off-piste list are available by the glass and carafe.

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Parsons is recommended for

Buzzy | Cosy | Dates | Romantic

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station 182m

Holborn Tube Station 432m


Address: 39 Endell Street , London WC2H 9BA

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-2.45pm 5-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Hospital Art Gallery 52m

Donmar Warehouse Theatre 93m


Telephone: 020 3422 0221


Cuisine: Fish

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