Fishworks - Swallow Street

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Seafood

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Pre/post Theatre
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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Tasting Platter with a carafe of wine £38.50pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 12:00-23:30, Mon-Sat 12:00-23:00

Showcasing the best of the sea - enjoy our 3 tiered tasting platter to share which includes 12 different types of fish to give you the all-round seafood experience. Served with a 500ml Carafe of our exclusive Fishworks Fernão Pires Wine shared between 2 persons.

What 2538 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philip
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff; excellent menu and first rate wine list. It was good to be back!

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vipTimB
London
46 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was mostly good with a decent house wine on offer for the week. Lobster had great flavour but was slightly rubbery and possibly over-cooked.

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Jicky
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A delightful place for lunch after a visit to the Royal Academy . Excellent value Daily Menu and very pleasant staff Will definitely visit again.

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JJenkins
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy Fish works. It has a pleasant atmosphere and the service is good.
The Fish and chips is to be recommended as it is crunchy and a large portion.

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Rukhsar
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It’s was horrible. The grilled food was served cold and literally without salt or any flavour for that matter. The Seafood was not fresh and lacked flavour immensely. Literally the chef and the team here need to learn to cook. Horrible experience will never recommend anyone to go here. It was a birthday lunch and also mentioned on the notes but sadly nothing was done or mentioned to us like a dessert with happy birthday. I was badly disappointed.

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Westy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The Taramasalata is tamer than the Greek original. No Atlantic prawn on offer, which is a shame. Lobster is really good, but you have to order a whole one which can be a bit much for some people

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PeterK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

A Restaurant That Leaves a Bad Taste in the Mouth

I booked for a Special Seafood Platter lunch for me and a client. Beforehand and on arrival nobody told me they didn't have the fish for the platter. After 15 minutes or so they announced we would have to choose other dishes. Lots of things on the rest of the menu were not available either. I chose whitebait as a starter but no rouille arrived with the dish. When I asked where it was I was told they didn't have any! Mayonnaise? None of that either!

I won't bore you with more, but it was a disaster of incompetence. No manager came to explain or apologise - we felt rather sorry for the very junior member of staff who waited table.

At last, when we asked for the bill, a sort of manager arrived with a card reader. I pointed out that there was supposed to be a £10 reduction off the bill and she said "Oh yes. If you don't ask you don't get"!

So in summary, despite a great-looking menu, they don't have much available. They can't be arsed to say that to the customers. What is left is bland and missing components. They happily overcharge and don't apologise.

An absolute shambles!

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vipDrJohn
Kent
30 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

If you like fish this is one of the best places to go in London without it costing fortune.

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happyeater
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were friendly and efficient. The food was good but I felt the portions were on the small size for the money, eg a small dish of olives, bread on the menu as an extra but only one thin slice, coffee cups on the small side. I think they could have been more generous.

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KimM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dinner out. Staff very attentive and did not rush us for the 10pm curfew. Will return

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susanaL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a brilliant dinner night myself and my partner experienced at FishWorks in Swallow Street. We'll be heading there soon. Thank you for a memorable experience. The food was delightful and both desserts were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Mediocre. Good eat

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vipRegE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are seafood lovers who have frequented Fishworks. Never disappointed

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Ghiga
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good seafood and kind staff.
We got fish and chips, grilled salmon and oysters with champagne offer.

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Richardc
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food especially the sea bream and dover sole. Service unobtrusive.

DB
DavidB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eaten here several times. Always excellent choice of fresh fish beautifully prepared.

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Kimberly
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent dinner, the family really enjoyed the meal and the evening.

PV
PaoloV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, service excellent and food really good

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Ollie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Pleasant lunchtime spot very close to the Royal Academy

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IsabellaM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Took a while for someone to take our orders. Main courses felt very overpriced for the quality of the food.

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AgnesC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely but we were still a bit hungry when we left (no starter, only a main course with a side each) and no dessert on the menu so we went somewhere else for one

JP
JaneP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So nice to have the place open again and lovely to have a free welcoming glass of Prosecco. Service and food as good as ever.

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viprugbychieftain
London
12 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
16 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
2 reviews
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
73 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
157 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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Fishworks - Swallow Street is rated 4.2 stars by 2538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.