Fishworks - Swallow Street

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Seafood

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Fishworks - Swallow Street 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 Piccadilly hidden away in an exclusive street. The whole restaurant opens its glass window façade doors creating a fantastic atmosphere great for corporate dining and enjoying a pre-theatre meal before hitting the West End.

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!
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viprugbychieftain
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place so sad for the staff regarding the virus

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Sonya
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This restaurant has a calm and relaxed atmosphere. The service was friendly and relaxed and the food excellent. My only issue is the very high prices - £36 for a small Dover sole with no accompaniments. It was delicious and beautifully cooked but the price was a bit over the top

JM
JulieM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was poor, food was abhorrent and we will not return.

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chiswickdiner
London
38 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really excellent fish soup, followed by blackened mackerel from the menu of the day, both delicious and good value; the waiter was helpful and knowledgeable.

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BrianE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent fish choices always fresh, cooked to perfection. Friendly attentive staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great
If I am back in London soon will go back great seafood and service
Wine was great to

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HarrietS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very good lunch, the fish was delicious and really fresh.
Waiter and waitress attentive and friendly. Not too busy on a Friday at 1.00

SE
vipShawnE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scottish salmon and yellowfin. Keeps me going back

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Jeremy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good pre theatre menu and great service and the quality and presentation was very good.

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vipShawnE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fishworks consistently offers the freshest fish I know of in London

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vipSiobainR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent value for the set menu and very good quality fresh fish and presentation. I am never disappointed when I go there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Disappointed to receive prawns instead of calamari which we were told by the waitress that that was not on the menu, though it’s something we had ordered before. Perhaps the menus differ brach to branch. Other than that, great fresh food, lovely wine and overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, lovely location.

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viplowregister
London
114 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The pre-theatre set menu (available up to 6pm) was good value for money and the wine was reasonably priced. A good location, close to West End theatres.

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CKM01
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The menu has provided good choice varieties. I asked for pan fried fish and was told this was not provided for. The grilled salmon is very good. No complaint.

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vipClooney
London
72 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the pre-theatre menu which worked perfectly
Service was just right and food was good if not fantastic

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vipILChinese
London
156 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very fresh oysters. Delicious grilled lobster. Very attentive service. And all reasonably priced, especially for Mayfair

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice. Been there many times. Food delicious but getting expensive. Nice friendly staff

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Vlpx0
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Usually a big fan but the service was so mixed. Basic errors in the kitchen like cold fish lightly seared

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always reliable. Friendly ,helpful staff and the food is of the highest quality. We have never been disappointed.

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theloop
Yorkshire
17 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was just great.
I chose mussels to start and they were small, so tender and sweet.
My main course of Dover Sole and it cooked to perfection
Thoroughly enjoyable meal with lovely staff - would definitely return!

MJ
MikhailJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We used to go to this place for many years, but laser experience was very dissapointing., especially main dishes, all of them!

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vipSmartstar
London
49 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was my first time here.. brought my sister and brother-in-law over for a holiday.
Whole sea bass, apparently sensational, filleted sea bass apparently sensational, the hake special good but very firm and I had battered cod and chips with the best mushy peas I've tasted in a restaurant.. the starters were all good.. a good value restaurant plus 2 bottles of wine and several glasses of sparkling wine, oh and a coffee or two all at around ££75 a head.. pretty good for West end prices..

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Tichbu
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food here is consistently good and I love the bouillabaisse. I ordered “blinis with smoked salmon and caviar” as a starter from the Specials menu and was surprised to be presented with a single measly blini with not much caviar, looking very lonely in the middle of the plate! My exclamation of “only one” was greeted with the retort that caviar is expensive. Once I showed that the menu described “blinis” in the plural it was claimed that there was a mistake with the menu, but they did eventually agree to bring me one more. Could do better.

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vipNurt
London
39 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lobster was amazing, the ambiance great and wine was the right choice. I will come again.

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Chrisl
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was good, wine lovely. Fish stew a real disappointment, little flavour and little fish! Scallops unimaginative and turbot dull. Sorry!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Stale squid rings, clearly double fried to make them warm again/look ‘fresh’ - never again. There are plenty of far better seafood places, don’t waste your money there. Poor service, special request completely ignored.

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Colonel
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We experienced an enjoyable meal in the Fishworks. Very good value for London, two persons for just shy of 170.00 for a fish tasting 3 tier stacked platter and a buttered lobster with drinks.

Our only gripes was the guy serving our table lacked enthusiasm, lobster was on the overcooked side and the oysters were not shucked correctly. Truly great seafood does not seem to exist in the UK, venture to Brittany for an authentic Fruit de Mer experience.

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KeDa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The restaurant is conveniently located and handsomely designed.
The first course (the mixed, fried dish) was overly salty. the fish and chips were good. However the cauliflower puree served with the hake was cold and the hake was insufficiently cooked through.
The service was efficient and pleasant.

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Deedee
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like fish, seafood and dining out then you’ll absolutely love Fishworks even the wine here is always excellent.
Have also been to the one in Covent Garden and would say the same as for Swallow St.

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vipHsK2LH
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As usual, the range of really fresh fish is excellent. Pleased to see that Service on this occasion was also back up to standard, in particular the waiters were on it - pleasant, available when required and without being too intrusive. Back in our good books!

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Paul8everything
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love dining at fish works. It’s a family must when we are in London. Lovely food great service. We will definitely be back soon.

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CaroS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The service charge when the bill came gave me a bit of a shock. It made a meal for one pretty expensive.
However I enjoyed the meal before the bill!

MJ
MarkJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The fish was excellent but the new potatoes side dish was over priced and some were under cooked. The service was good. I think it was over priced It.

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Anto
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special restaurant for fish lovers

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Alun
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great little Fish restaurant and I;m looking forward to a return visit soon...

JA
JeffA
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly delightful pre theatre dinner, if you're a seafood lover don't miss this place!

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Sdsd
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all round, although it was made better with a Fishworks promotional 40% off food voucher

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George
Kent
19 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food was excellent and service attentive without being overbearing.
Special value with 40% off Menu greatly appreciated

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food and wine

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Fishworks - Swallow Street is rated 4.3 stars by 2516 OpenTable diners.

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