We were saying farewell to a colleague Jin who likes the sea and all it contains. We have used Borough Market before but the reviews said Spitalfields was the place - and certainly for a group to sit together in peace.
Sindy the waitress was attentive and informative. We never went long with an empty glass or bottle. Her colleagues were too helpful - bringing starters before oysters were finished (not what we asked for).
We had Oysters to start (6 each) and enjoyed the selection, with Jersey Royals probably the favourite.
We then shared 5 starters all of which were excellent and difficult to rank. Sea bass, octopus, crab, sea trout, cuttlefish, each tasty in its own way.
For mains we had the Special - Hake as recommended. Some chips & broccoli helped. The tomato dish less so.
Some cheese (but not as described cheddar yes & Lancashire I don't think so) with Pedro Jiminez to sticky away.
Our farewell gift to our colleague was a green cocktail special a Gin for Jin, which hot the spot.
More formal than Borough and with more table space. Both are now on our lunch list.