Fish in a Tie

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
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Clapham Junction

The name is odd, as is much about this Battersea haunt. Mismatched chandeliers, and candles wedged-in bottles, vie with a ‘Mediterranean’ menu random enough to keep even regulars on their toes. But weirdest of all are the prices, kept down by the every-day set menus.

Fresh-off-the-boat salmon gravadlax (definitely not Mediterranean) followed by spinach and ricotta-packed filo pastry pie for only £10 was lunacy (and the lunch deal is even cheaper). Especially when generous portions, delicate presentation and smiley service are included.

So what’s the catch? Aside from a few bits of fatty meat in the sweet ’n’ spicy gypsy lamb, a soggy base to our banoffi pie, and needing to be quick to beat the locals to the seats – we can’t find one.

Venue name: Fish in a Tie
Address: 105 Falcon Road
SW11 2PF
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Clapham Junction rail
Price: Main courses £6-£11.45. Set lunch (noon-5pm Mon-Sat) £5 2 courses. Set dinner (5pm-close) £10 2 courses
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Average User Rating

4.1 / 5

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Alicia D


Went based on good reviews and so disappointed. Tasteless food, crab starter was cold in the middle - sent it back and it still came back out cold. 'Spicy lamb' was disgusting. Bland, awful food, definitely microwaved. Won't ever return and will not recommend to anyone with taste buds.

Siobhan Pritchard

Absolutely fantastic! Good value without compromising quality. Decor somewhat absurd but unique and cosy. We loved it so much we are going back for valentines!


Great value for amazing food, service and ambience. We'll definitely go back and take friends! I went here for dinner early evening on a Friday a few weeks ago. The upstairs was 3/4 full, with a mix of diners - couples, groups and a few lone diners. The service was quick and the staff were friendly and happy to describe some of the dishes to me while I deliberated what to order. We had carpaccio di manzo and the smoked duck salad to start, both were delicious and very fresh. For mains we had the gypsy lamb (a lovely rich stew with the veg still crisp) and a very geneously sized salmon steak. Everything was perfectly cooked and there was just the right amount of the rich sauces. The puddings were reasonable but I probably wouldn't bother with them in future.


amazing value - great ambience - perfect for a cheap and cheerful dinner with great service

Simon Murphy

Fish In A Tie for dinner last night with friends. Absolutely super place, food was lovely, staff terrific. Highly recommended and bonkers reasonable pricing.


The worst food that I have tasted. Cheap for a reason. All food is tasteless, cold, not much thought gone in to presentation or quality. The duck tasted like ham, soup cold, crab, well couldn't make out what it was. Thought it looked like purified lentils! Really cramped inside, you can barely get into your seat! Ladies, well I couldn't even turn around! Awful, awful tasteless boiled packet food, served as fresh. I would have enjoyed mac d' s instead!


Great food, friendly and nice service. This place is a real bargain for good food. 3 course meal for a tennar... Must try!