Restaurants South Bank
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A fish specialist in a glass pavilion overlooking Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market.

Venue name: fish!
Address: Cathedral Street
Cross street: Borough Market
Opening hours: Meals served 11.30am-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-11pm Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: London Bridge tube/rail
Price: Main courses £9.95-£26.95.
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2.2 / 5

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Robert O
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Just been refurbished and we were lucky to get in on the opening night. Service was excellent. The food was good. The seafood salad was especially good. The atmosphere was also good.

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Very very very poor. I'm a Londoner on a London fish and chip experience, trying to find the best London fish and chip shops, and this restaurant was such a disappointment it's an embarrassment to our city. It is clearly trading off its fantastic location - most of its custom has to be through tourism as I cannot ever imagine a local choosing to return to dine here considering such disgraceful prices and poor quality of food. There should be a special London tourist board office instructed to check on these kinds of places as this restaurant is clearly set up, in such a wonderfully historic and popular part of London, to shamelessly fleece one-time tourist visitors. Disgraceful and outrageous; it makes me so angry as a proud Londoner. I cannot stress enough how much of a rip-off this place is - how on earth can they charge more to eat-in for fish and chips than The Ivy (where I often dine - I have no issue whatsoever paying high prices for GOOD food). They are charging more for standard fish and chips than one of London's most famous restaurants yet have the audacity to then serve up a plate so pathetic my local chippie would be embarrassed to produce (and he charges just £5 for his fish & chip lunchtime and OAP special) Avoid like the plague and please spread the word.

Edward W

Lovely meal, enjoyed the atmosphere and the quality of the food. Go if you expect a restaurant, avoid if you want a "chippy".

Lisa Peake

I've just read the reviews and was surprised they were so low. I've eaten here a few times and have always been satisfied - this evening was no exception. The food isn't perfect but at London pub prices you don't expect it to be. It was filling, well cooked and tasty. The service was impeccable and extremely friendly. Maybe they've stepped up their game since the last reviews. If you want a genuine English fish and chip experience go to a grotty part of town and get them wrapped up in newspaper. This is a nice restaurant with decent food, happy service and a great location. You could definitely do a lot worse so I’d recommend it.

pompey steve

went yesterday, food really nice but the prices are well steep, drink menu a complete and utter rip off, Loch Fyne far better value


Ok service, ok food, hence pretty poor value for money. Given its location and the fresh fish ths could be a great restaurant but it is decidedly average at best


So so service combined with ludicrously overpriced fish resulted in very poor value.


Terrible service, been twice and dreadful, slow, inattentive service each time. We complained to the manager at the end when we refused to pay the incredibly cheeky 12.5% service charge and he just shrugged his shoulders and barely even apologised. Aside from the bad service the food is below average, bland and uninspiring. Restaurants around in borough market charge the same prices for great food. Don't go there, it's a total waste of money and incredibly annoying experience.


Well lots of good news in advance, but to be honest food ok, service dreadful, forgot to tell us some of the things on the menu were out of stock, then forgot to note down all the main courses hence everyone else got served & 10 mins later finally admitted forgot to write it down so hence had to have a quick option as everyone else on with the meal. Unfortunately restaurant manager not interested. 12.5% service charge - hmm well!! I have eaten in many top restaurants, but never so badly organised.