Fishworks - Covent Garden

4.2
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Seafood

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Fishworks – Covent Garden is the latest addition to the FishWorks family and is an absolute essential for seafood lovers. The restaurant offers a traditional wet fish counter where you can buy fish to take home and cook yourself, or you can select any fish or crustacean with our fishmonger and have it cooked there and then to your liking. This chic stylish restaurant is only minutes away from the bustle of Covent Garden, on Tavistock Street. The restaurant offers a fantastic atmosphere for corporate dining and enjoying a pre-theatre meal before hitting the West End. There is also a private area available for hire on request. Blackboards display our daily landings or diners can choose from our classic menu with delights such as piled-high fruits de mer, scrumptious South Coast scallops or simply the best gourmet cod and chips you will ever taste!
What 328 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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4.0
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ClareS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing! And the food was fabulous, with a great wine recommendation. Will definitely be back :)

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DevigarB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

The food was served was cold. There was no seasoning for the prawn starter I had. The fried fish I had was soggy and not cod as I thought and chips were OK but not enough.

The worst thing was the ladies toilets, it was dirty, toilets were leaking and someone left a plastic box to cover the leak and very smelly and if I had to sit downstairs next to the toilets, it would have been horrendous! At least, I expected the managers of restaurants to check these out as part of their management!!

When we came to pay the bill, we were overcharged for food that we did not order, there was no real apology of the error made.

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Small portions. Good service. Fish and chips were nice! Other dishes were ok.

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aminaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food! Great service at a great price! Recommend the pre threatre meal x

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We ordered the prawns for starters which were extremely small portion and the prawns were like warm... then we ordered the Dover sole which again was like warm and not the greatest considering we paid an arm and a leg for it. The service was slow. Was disappointed. We just felt it was very average for what we paid.

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mizudines
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was a great place for a pre-theatre meal. Was priced just right and food quality was great.

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vipJK48
Bedfordshire
22 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I haven’t been here before but have been to Swallow Street. I thought the customer service and food were great. The noise level was tricky. We were a group of six and and struggled to hear people. Recommend and will revisit.

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Gfoodie
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The pre-theatre menu was good quality and very good value!
Great service, the venue is nice, and the location is very central and close to theatres

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DeborahO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

delicious food. great service from our very attentive waiter

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SandraR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Order lobster would not recommend it not worth the money very disappointed.

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Josh
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely and the waiter provided a first class service. Thanks!

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Ceedee
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

4 of us on a Sunday teatime. The restaurant was quiet and not very busy. 2 of us had the pre theatre menu which was mostly good value, although the dishes most appetising all had a supplement. I had the tuna which was delicious. 2 of us shared a lobster, and they enjoyed it very much. Service was polite and helpful. I would have liked to see a side dish included with the set menu; the dishes needed a side (apart from the fish and chips) and it just adds to the set menu price. Food was nice, service at 12.5 % does ramp the price up, but I guess it is central London. All in all, a good dining experience.

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Mcken
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food
We had the seafood platters
Staff welcoming
Will definitely be back

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Classless1
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food & wine.
The waitress we had recommended the wine to go with the meal and was spot on.
I would definitely recommend Fishworks.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great looking place, nice service. The food was a bit too spiced up. Two of us had the tuna steak which was absolutely great but way too peppery.

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CCC1
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch with family - the fish was fresh and in decent portions. Each dish was well flavoured and put together.

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vipSmartstar
London
48 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A fine fish restaurant, we went to it's sister restaurant (Swallow St) last week and enjoyed it so much that we gave the Covent Garden restaurant and delivered quality fish dishes in a relaxed themed environment. We were served professionally by Urte who in our opinion blended the right amount of conversation with efficient service. The theatre menu was good value and provided good dishes for the price. We will return at some stage.

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vipPeterZ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The lunch two course special was excellent. I will return.

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CristinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Very quiet place, I will come back soon

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JeremyL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I dined at Fishworks on Tuesday and loved it so much that I went back again the following Saturday. I took my mother-in-law who has to be careful with her food as she has a delicate stomach and can only eat carefully prepared food. She tucked into the fish soup and the cod and chips and said afterwards that not only was it very tasty but also that her stomach was very happy! This is now my top choice for restaurant in Covent Garden (or indeed all of West End) if I fancy fish.

Fishworks - Covent Garden
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi JeremyL, Thank you so much for such lovely review! We are so delighted to hear you had a great time with us here and hoping to see you back soon! Have a wonderful day, Regards, Rea

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food service the lot. Just booked to come back!! A must try for seafood lovers. 5*

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PeterB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovey food and the service was just right - polite, friendly helpful and efficient.

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AmarP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Conveniently located restaurant for anyone visiting the nearby theatres or looking for a place to eat away from busy Covent Garden. Even when the restaurant got busy it still had an quite ambience and you felt rushed. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was extremely fresh and with great flavour.
A special thank you to Elenora our waitress who’s friendly service made experience even better. Highly recommend anyone visiting the area,

JL
JeremyL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were offered a choice of table and although we were only 2, were given a nice spacious table of 4 next to the window. We had the pre-theatre menu which was very good value. Being pre-theatre it was also good that it was served promptly so there was no last minute dash to get to the theatre. My only slight issue is that my companion had the sea bass which came with no accompaniments - had I not shared with him some of my chips he might have been a little hungry. He did however say that the sea bass was lovely and my fish and chips was certainly excellent.

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AndyJ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a return visit for us and we took the theatre menu. Excellent quality food at sensible prices. We will be back 😀

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gourmetina
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is great pre-theatre option. The fish tastes fresh and delicious, service is good and the place has a nice buzz!

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MarinaO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great fish restaurant,good wine list and reasonably priced -good kids menu as well and pleasant professional staff

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AndriaS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Nice welcome, then ordered. The waitress fetched our starters before our oysters so had to return them. Then fetched out our main course before we had got starters, fetched main out yet again before we explained we still hadn’t had starters! Not very well organised

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vipFoodster
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyable meal at Fishworks. After being promptly seated at a very nice table (lucky enough to get a window 4-topper although we were a party of 2), we had an outstanding fish soup appetizer followed by an excellent, right-off-the-boat Dover sole. Other selections were also good, if not quite as memorable. Friendly service, happy room vibe, and an altogether pleasant evening.

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GORDONS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience5

Great restaurant where we have been several times before. This time we were hurried on but the downstairs waiter. Whilst I appreciate time slots we weren't in a fast food restaurant. Otherwise usually a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A comprehensive choice of dishes in a stylish atmosphere and superb service. Thank you!

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LeighS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely food lovely venue, relaxed not too fussy but still could count as a nice night out.
I highly recommend the scallops they were delicious!

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AnitaR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous Valentines dinner, everything was so perfect! Thank you 😄

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AmandaB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely relaxed place, we sampled the pre theatre menu: the smoked salmon was delicious served with fantastic bread, the scallops won praise from those who had them. The blackened mackerel was very tasty and not too spicy, the cod and chips was great crispy light batter and fantastic flakey cod. The Cornish wine from the maritime section on the wine list complimented the food brilliantly. Great friendly service to top it all - will definitely go back..

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Lenno
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

3 of us had the pre-theatre special. The salmon starter was tasty and the sea bream main was very well cooked. The service was excellent, friendly and attentive.

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ALAND
London
25 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

This was our first time and we will return. The food was excellent. The fish was clearly fresh and very well cooked in deed. Service was charming although a little slow, especially bearing in mind we had told our waiter on arriving that we anted the pre-theatre menu because we were going to the theatre,
Overall though we had a good meal and will happily go again

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DavidW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very quiet when we we got there, but it had just opened!
Welcomed by a very friendly waiter and seated at a table of our choice.
A waitress was good at suggesting wines (spot on) and answering any questions about the menu.
All our food was excellently cooked, and sensibly portioned.
As the restaurant filled up the ambience improved.
Great food, great service and excellent location.

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JeremyKarl
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The tasting menu for two people is really excellent. We has the traminer white wine from Italy which was perfect with the meal. The desserts are ok.

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CJDx
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good tuna - the best I've had outside Greece, where it is very fresh. Scallops good too. Interesting selection of wine and the wines we tried were excellent.

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vipMFFP
London
29 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great value post theatre menu, enjoyed the fish and chips

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Fishworks - Covent Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Fishworks - Covent Garden also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7240 4999.

Fishworks - Covent Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

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