Lovers of fresh fish and seafood will rejoice at this D&D-owned restaurant near Liverpool Street. The relaxed venue offers an informal dining experience, along with an outdoor terrace for guests to enjoy a taste of the British seaside. Fish Market is part of the D&D group (also German Gymnasium, Quaglino’s and Bluebird), however, so don’t go thinking it’s any less stylish than its other ventures. There’s a prominent nautical theme throughout via a blue and white colour scheme, as well as grand white pillars, industrial lighting and a blue and white marble-topped bar. The bright and breezy interiors have been designed by Conran, with the restaurant set inside a historic 18th century warehouse.
Head Chef Joginder Dham, meanwhile, has reeled in a fantastic fish menu that features fish caught from British coastlines and rivers using sustainable methods. If you can’t decide what to eat, then opt for the fish market platter which features shell-on prawns, yellowfin tuna tartare, Shetland mussels, Palourde clams, and Isle of Mull scallops. Starters consist of smoked salmon with fennel and crème fraiche and octopus carpaccio with olive tapenade and coriander. While mains include ‘Fish Market Classics’ such as fish pie, beer-battered haddock, tiger prawn linguine and soft-shell crab burger. There are a few non-fish options as well if that’s more your thing. Desserts include the likes of passionfruit and raspberry pavlova and lemon posset with ginger shortbread.
There’s also a set brunch menu available every Saturday from which guests can dine on two or three courses of fishy favourites. Plus, add unlimited bubbles for a flat fee per person.
The generous wine list favours white wines over reds and roses, which makes sense considering it’s a fish restaurant. There are also a handful of sweet wines to pair with dessert (or instead of) if liked.