Time Out says
A flashy pan-Asian restaurant in Mayfair.
If a sheik with a taste for chinoiserie fell out of an episode of ‘Poirot’ and opened a restaurant, it would probably look a lot like Mayfair’s swanky Asian hotspot Sexy Fish. It’s a beautiful, large room with an inordinate amount of marble, soft lighting, giant fish sculptures and an impressive wall of running water. So far, so sexy.
Less sexy was waiting for half an hour for our cocktails to arrive. When they did they were a bit, well, missable. The Umami Martini looked incredible (and a piece of sashimi definitely beats an olive), but the excellently named Rice, Rice Baby was unpleasantly sweet. My advice? Stick with a good old glass of champagne.
The menu is ‘Asian fusion’, where cross-continental influences range from Thai to Japanese, with some Chinese and Korean flavours thrown in for good measure. The star dish? An incredible lobster salad. Light, fresh and coconutty, it tasted like a beach holiday on Ko Mak, and was surprisingly good value given its generous size. The punchier, meaty dishes were great too, with perfectly cooked, wonderfully peppery wings and great sticky ribs. But if you want delicate sashimi, you’d be better off emptying your wallet in a dedicated Japanese restaurant. And the puddings were more sweet – teeth-achingly so – than sexy. But this Mayfair hangout gets full marks for presentation – it’s a feast for the eyes as much as the tastebuds.
Berkeley Square House
|Transport:||Tube: Green Park|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £170.|
|Opening hours:||Monday-Saturday: 12pm - 11pm Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm|
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Users say (12)
Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
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My partner and I went here for a special dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was incredible and the decor of the restaurant was amazing!! We had Ribs and calamari. It was delicious. We also had scallops. This place is definitely worth a visit.
Private dining is a strange affair. In many places you don't want to eat with the riff raff , but there's no riff raft here. Quite often the rooms are also sub-standard to the main dining area. Again, not the case here. In fact if you are looking for the best private dining room in London, you have just found it. The Coral Reef Room downstairs at this posh Mayfair eatery is something to behold. It accommodates up to 30 on one long table ( I think they can do more if you have round tables ) The Fish Tank at the end of the room is simply spectacular , as are some of the set menu prices. However, for a special occasion or a company blow-out this takes some beating. Only advice is make sure the bill does not land on your credit card. A wonderful place to be entertained.
I was super excited to try this restaurant after all the hype surrounding its opening in the Autumn.
Once you get over the name (let's face it, fish just aren't sexy) it was everything I expected to be. Upon walking through the door you feel like you step into a different world, one of complete glamour and extravagance. The decor is undeniably impressive, if not a little garish, but adds to the whole experience.
I went on a Friday lunchtime, and there was a total mix of diners from business lunches, older couples, groups of girlfriends and even a few tourists. It is certainly a great spot to people watch, as expected.
We ordered a range of food, sampling the maki rolls, cappacio, as well as a few hot dishes. I quite liked that they offer miso glazed sea bass, as opposed to the usual black cod. OK, it tasted pretty much the same, but at least they are making the effort to offer something a little bit different.
Everything we ordered was thoroughly enjoyable and the service was faultless throughout. Presentation wise, the food looked absolutely beautiful and every dish we had looked stunning. I do like a flower on my sashimi! At the end of the meal we weren't ready to leave, but we were asked to vacate our table and re-locate to the bar. In my mind this is never a problem as long as you are seated, which we were, so this was absolutely fine.
To summarise, I would say the food is on a par with that of Roka, although price wise it is slightly more expensive. I don't think I will rush back (mainly due to the prices...) but I did enjoy my experience there and would recommend it for anyone wanting to visit somewhere a bit different, or if you simply want to see what all the fuss is about.
Tip: Just visit the bar for cocktails if you want to check out the interior and do a spot of people watching. The food is good, but not worth saving up for.
Yes it's a bit pricey, but the food was excellent and the vibe really good. We went there as two families and I was paranoid we would get a sniffy welcome, but the opposite was the case. It's a statement restaurant that's well worth a visit
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