fish! kitchen

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You’d imagine that a fish restaurant located slap-bang next to one of London’s longest established and respected fishmongers would be just the place to find the freshest seafood around. And, to some extent, you’d be right. Halibut had pearlescent flesh encased in a cracking beer batter, and lightly own-smoked wild salmon steak – accompanied by perfectly wilted spinach and a gloriously runny-yolked poached egg – told a similar story. Crunchy chips did not disappoint either.

Starters, however, were lacklustre: gravadlax was limply tired; thickly cut ‘carpaccio’ of smoked swordfish was passable, but fried whitebait were floppily weary. Skin-on new potatoes appeared to be in their dotage. Staff seemed unsurprised by the barely touched leftovers. Still, the excellent mains were well worth the steep but fair price, and ample portions left no room for any of the traditional puds. A refreshing rosé from a short but sensible wine list added cheer. We left hoping that the venerable Jarvis, and its youthful eatery, show a return to form soon.


Venue name: fish! kitchen
Address: 58 Coombe Road
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10pm Tue-Sat
Transport: Tube: Norbiton rail or bus 57, 85, 213
Price: Main courses £9.95-£26.95

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Food was unappetising and over priced. Got home and spent the rest of my night with my head in the sink and sat on the toilet! Dreadful place wouldn't recommend it to anyone!!!


The food is excellent but it's quite expensive for eat in. If you only want take away then the price is acceptable.