A very wet and windy Thursday evening brought us to The Crazy Bear. Having not been here for a number of years, I didn't know whether the decor had changed, but once entering, it still had that louche, slightly subversive feeling of the Orient, of the past.
Three of us decided to stick to fish dishes, thinking about our waistlines. Started with Yellowfin Sashimi, which was ok, not the best I've tasted. Followed by Sea Bream with ginger and cashew nuts, which was excellent. Perfectly cooked fish, with finely chopped lime, the whole dish fresh and light. Friends decided on Black Cod and the Red Snapper in banana leaves- all delicious. Sides of duck spring rolls and Pad Thai wrapped in an omelette, both well made.
The restaurant was half full in our section, which for 9.30pm, was surprising, downstairs the place was packed.
Service was fine, with little interaction with the staff, but alert when additional drinks were required.
Overall a good evening, with smiles all around, until we stepped out into the cold and wet.