Goddard and Gibbs

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Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Goddard and Gibbs

Bronze Award

Goddard & Gibbs has clearly landed on Shoreditch’s culinary shores with the aim of making an impression. Nowhere is this observation better emblematised than via a giant saffron-yellow sculpture in the centre of the restaurant, designed to represent head chef Thomas Moore’s childhood spent stacking pebbles at the seaside. It sounds very garish and potentially pretentious, but it isn’t. In fact, here’s to more restaurants centring their dining rooms around a huge yellow centrepiece – it's bright, kind of uplifting and a great conversation starter.  

The sculpture does have a dual function though, and that’s to remind people of the sea – for this is indeed a seafood restaurant. The dining room is spacious and there are a lot of seats to fill, but at full capacity we can imagine it generates a rather infectious buzz. There’s also a sense of warmth that doesn’t simply begin and end with its strategic lighting, and a special mention should go to the relaxed, welcoming and easy-to-chat-to staff who served us throughout the evening.  

We kicked off with delicacies from the raw bar. Zingy flavours alerted our palettes from the off: sea trout tartare was topped with a jumbled web of orange and dill-spiked vegetables while sea bream ceviche was hot and salty with scotch bonnet and soy. Next, crab paired with pink grapefruit and crunchy radish again showed the kitchen team’s affinity for clean, wake-me-up flavours. Our main, in contrast, was welcomingly rich. The hake kyiv provided a fishy twist on the retro classic, with a thick, crisp crust enveloping soft, flaking hake and a stream of herb butter. To finish, a puffy deep-fried doughnut with miso caramel, malt ice cream and peanut dust was deliciously generous for its £8 price tag.

On the price front, you’re probably spending around £40 per head for a three-course meal. Wine will push this figure up by at least 30 quid for its cheapest white, but it was very good (a French sauvignon blanc) as was everything else we ate. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Fish
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Ambience
Cool, Fun, Lively, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions

About Goddard and Gibbs

Goddard and Gibbs is an all-day, 150-cover restaurant and 40-cover wine bar in Shoreditch specialising in British seafood with a focus on ethical sourcing and using local suppliers. It finds its home at One Hundred Shoreditch, an independent hotel in East London which houses multiple restaurants and bars. The interiors have been designed by architect and designer Jacu Strauss who has drawn on inspiration of nostalgic summer days spent at the seaside. Find a sculpture in the middle designed to represent stacking pebbles at the beach, as well as sand artworks displayed on the wood-panelled walls.

Inspired by the fishing villages and seaside towns along the East coast of England, guests can drop in for fish and chips during the day or for a more substantial meal with friends for dinner. Head chef Tom Moore sits at the helm of the seafood offering, who has helped design a menu that is open and accessible with crowd pleasing classics and an extensive raw bar. Look out for the Dorset shellfish lasagne, roasted skate wing with XO butter and spring greens, and a fish burger with G&G kimchi and sriracha mayo. The restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

Meanwhile, The Wine Bar sits at the front of the restaurant overlooking Shoreditch High Street. The space is full of natural light thanks to full height windows and offers an easy, friendly place to wind down and enjoy a glass with friends. The wine list features modern, forward-thinking producers, alongside more celebrated regions, complemented by sharing plates.  

Alongside all of the above is The Hatch, a fun addition to Shoreditch High Street that makes it quick and easy for customers to order seafood and snacks on the go, and featuring fun takes on dishes that evoke childhood memories of trips to the seaside.


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Does Goddard & Gibbs serve anything other than fish?

There are a selection of meat, veggie and vegan dishes on the menu

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Does Goddard & Gibbs offer takeaway?

Customers can order seafood classics to go from The Hatch.

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Location

105 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JN

020 7613 9800

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-15:30
Wed 12:00-15:30
Thu 12:00-15:30
Fri 12:00-15:30
Sat 12:00-15:30
Sun 12:00-15:30
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:30-23:30
Wed 17:30-23:30
Thu 17:30-23:30
Fri 17:30-23:30
Sat 17:30-23:30
Sun 12:00-15:30

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