Fishworks - Swallow Street

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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!

Special Offers

2 courses £18

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 5 December 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-17:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Fri 2:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Able to book 10 minutes before arrival.
Staff were very accommodating, so long as we didn’t want any of the premium tables in the window. 12.5% service charge was a bit steep on a £150 dinner for two, which was over after 1 hour...
Food delivery to table was very quick.

DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

AMAZING OYSTER!!!!! Absolutely wonderful and tasty, I ate 24!!
Same as for scallop very delicious!!
Really recommended!

DB
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, food and quality.

Just found the overall noise level hard to manage conversations but will be back in before Christmas as its my wife's favourite place in town.

H
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were hoping to enjoy the lunchtime menu at £18 but were unaware that this is not available on a Friday. We spent somewhat more than we had anticipated for a simple lunch but it was well worth the money. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Would certainly return and maybe enjoy the lunch menu next time. Good, attentive service.

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Good quality, simple fish restaurant. Could improve wine list.

ED
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

Fishworks - Swallow Street
Responded on 27 November 2019

Hi EDG73, Thank you for your review, I am glad you had a great time with us and hoping to see you back soon! Rea and The Fishworks Swallow street

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WW
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Disappointing return visit here. Good fish but desserts were dreadful. Worst aspect was appalling service. Left waiting for ages at entrance - had to shout out for attention. Had trouble identifying our booking. Told to sit "anywhere" - then moved to another table. Not busy. Along with adjacent table, we were left waiting for ages for main course and even longer for dessert. Adjacent table went to look for someone to serve us all. Waitress was a sweet student - not really her fault. No "Maitre D". Restaurant lacked any kind of Supervision. Member of staff sat at an adjacent table working on a laptop and ignored all customers. Finally offered free deserts and discount off price. Will not return.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service was very good. Table for two was extremely small so much so they had to remove bottle of wine to make room for our food which was not significant. The ramekins for both starter and main courses were quite badly chipped.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Sadly we were not eligible for the 2 course lunch deal, dining on Friday but the food was well cooked and our waitress was excellent.

WH
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Modern and simple yet tasteful interior.
Friendly Service all in all, although only once we ordered £100+ per head food were we allocated a better table...
Food is good! Good choice of fresh seafood!
We composed a tapas-like menu for the two of us and the kitchen and service delivered this perfectly fine!
Try it!

BL
Berkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a late dinner during the week. We were warmly welcomed and given a delightful table by the window. The service was friendly and attentive and the food arrived in good time and was quite delicious. The atmosphere was relaxed and at a level where conversation was easy. Very nice indeed, thank you!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location / easy access. Staff very welcoming and pleasant. Food excellent; very fresh and some excellent menu choices.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by Maria, the general manager. The fish and chips were absolutely fantastic. The size of the fish was huge and it was just delicious. I will be going back soon I hope!

SH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautifully cooked well presented dishes - always love the simple preparation where the fish is fresh and cooked just right!

EA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent as always

MD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch. The two courses for £18 was excellent value and well presented. Staff were attentive but did not rush us. Big thumbs up all round.

MA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food well up to standard and the £18 lunch menu is good value for money, especially in Piccadilly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service complemented the good food

DM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived early. No problem. Staff were very welcoming. Food (very good choice on menu) was excellent. Didn't know this restaurant before. Would certainly go again.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My 2nd visit to Fishworks good food and good service, just can't get 5 stars as bill does up in there our lunch for two was over £300.00.

D
Glasgow
37 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and really overly service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We felt like an inconvenience, waiter Francesco P was rude, uninterested and food was as bland as his personality....

Will not go again even though previous visits were good

Take it off the go to list...

r
London
21 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I'm feeling like a very spoilt adult but this place didn't really set me on fire... the service was a little slack and we had long waits for things, even to be asked for a drink on arrival (see their menu!)
That said what we ate was good but the whole "market" section of the menu was avoided... by the staff, so we didn't have that... when we left the fish market looked great and we wished this had been presented to us as an option... I feel that the staff were less than dynamic and they missed a trick and so did we!

C
Kent
22 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Nice ambience but v noisy. At least second visit. So previous visits must have been fine. Was a Friday night so expect busy but many free tables just not enough staff in the kitchen I suppose as very slow service although lovely front of house staff.
My friend felt v sick just after starting to eat her fish and chips (which we had to wAit about an hour for) and then couldn’t eat any of it. Maybe she was allergic to something in it - in fairness the staff took it off bill - but v unusual reaction for her. My mackerel an already oily fish was made far too oily by the marinade and left me feeling not great. Maybe just a series of unfortunate events but...

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual the food and service was superb. I always enjoy my evenings at Fishworks!!

W
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Lobster Thermidor a little disappointing as wasn’t expecting mashed potatoes in the shell and the Thermidor was more of a cheese topping

LH
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I chose Fishworks on a friend’s recommendation because of the option to choose a particular fish from the slab & decide how to have it cooked. We were delighted to find really good sized John Dory available, a fish I’ve barely seen available in UK for 40 years, seasoned & cooked to perfection in black butter and capers, accompanied by a glass of excellent Pouilly Fuisse. I’d have a slight complaint that the apparently twice cooked chips were pale and soggy and a bit of a disappointment. We should have opted for more of the good compagne style bread.
Service was responsive but light. There is a 12.5% service charge in bill. To be honest if there hadn't been we’d have left more.

MP
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always like going to Fishworks, good variety of choice and freindly service

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A fabulous central London venue for delicious fish.
The set lunch menu was great value for money - though a larger portion of the wonderful fish soup would have been welcome!
Wet fish counter too should you wish to purchase your dinner!

AE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was a convenient location for us. Quite a nice room but not many customers. Service was good. All let down by overcooked fish, in a fish restaurant. Plus flavours too strong and overpowering the fish.
Deserts were good.

JA
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great service, great value, and the seafood was delicious and incredibly fresh. Best oysters I have eaten in London so far (much better than Borough Market). My biggest critique is that the tables are too close together. We were far too close to other guests, and really needed just a little more privacy. When people stood up to use the bathroom it was really awkward and also the waiters are almost on top of the adjacent tables when taking orders. Otherwise it was a perfect experience.

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff are really helpful. I had the mussels as a main course and they were excellent and a generous amount. I go here frequently when in London and have never been disappointed.

n
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious cod and chips like my aunty Rita used to make,excellent Côte de Rhône,superb apple crumble. Exceptionally polite and friendly service from Carol.

DJ
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

If you prefer fish this really is the best place in and around Piccadilly. Tucked away form Piccadilly itself just a hop, skip and a jump from Regent Street. I worry about promoting this place too much because I and my wife might not be able to get in. And you can even buy excellent fresh fish to take home. Nothing more to say!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Really enjoyed the evening will return again. Highly recommended. However would like an improvement around the cleanliness of the men’s toilets.

V
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

3pm on a Friday isn't a typical time to eat but the staff at Fishworks were excellent. My partner and I had the 3 tier tasting feast and it was all perfectly cooked.

DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. The staff went out of their way to help us. Highly recommended.

B
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

a lovely place with tasty food, my wife and her friend devoured the platter and my cod was perfectly cooked.

DM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely environment, very attentive service with no sense of rush. Food was enjoyable and plentiful.

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, found it by chance last year. Have been back a few times, shame its not closer to me.
Food is always fantastic. Catch of the day, is just that, fresh, it's so nice to be able to speak to the fishmonger and discuss the fish, getting information for you to make an informed choice.
Deserts are nice, always a good selection to choose from.
I highly recommend Fishworks.