Please note, Sea Cow is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink editors, May 2016.
We remember this place as light and buzzing, but some recent interior decorating in pond-slime green seems to have had an equally depressing effect on the atmosphere. What the Sea Cow sells itself on – good quality fresh fish cooked simply – it does well.
Battered haddock got the thumbs-up from someone who lives in a fishing village, and a generous pile of grilled sardines were crispy and tasty. However, the chips were a bit dry and tasteless (as is so often the way since chippies abandoned lard) and the salads showed no effort whatsoever, being either a seemingly undressed pile of green leaves or some chunks of red onion and fuzzy tomato (billed as a ‘Moroccan salad’).
Top marks, though, for the surprisingly light, vanilla-infused bread and butter pudding. The Sea Cow’s saving grace is its family deals – kids eat free before 4pm at weekends and at other times receive large portions for a snip – an offer that’s hard to ignore.
|Venue name:||Sea Cow||Contact:|
37 Lordship Lane
|Opening hours:||Meals served 5-10pm Mon; 5-10.30pm Tue, Wed; noon-10.30pm Thur-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: East Dulwich rail or bus 176|
|Price:||Main courses £8.50-£10|
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I am a fish&chips lover....and at Sea Cow they simply serve the best fish&chips in the world...beside their other dishes. I have taken every single friend and family member who have visited me in London in the last 15 years...and they all LOVED it...
This is a great, if slightly expensive fish and chip shop with a slight difference. The menu includes fish salad for you to take away for lunch, or dinner. Grilled sardines, anyone? On the bog standard cod and chips front, it's fairly run-of-the-mill, except the fish is really fresh - laid out as if in a fishmongers on ice. They do a nice lunch menu and the staff are really friendly. Plus they do home delivery too.