Best Fish Restaurants In London
From sea bream and salmon through to crab and crustaceans, London's best fish restaurants serve a whole host of delicious treats from under the sea. Sourcing their fish from day boats and the city's fish markets, these seafood restaurants in London consistently serve fresh and delicious wares; check out our selection of the best here.
Last updated on 8th September 2017
Head downstairs to step into Neptune's lair with mermaid decorations and deep-sea vibes at The Mermaid Cocktail and Oyster Bar. London seafood lovers can stuff themselves with dishes which include a seafood platter full of Atlantic prawns, mussels, shrimp and cockles.
The Oyster Shed has views directly over the river and Shard, making it a picturesque spot to eat fish in London. Run by Geronimo Inns, you can expect their usual touches with cute and quirky interiors, an extensive selection of beer and a gastro-pub menu.
Sat right on the banks of the Thames, Northbank isn't just gorgeous riverside views, it also has a huge selection of seafood from Cornwall. Sit on the terrace come summer and enjoy dishes such as grilled gurnard with seaweed cream and rock oysters.
Two seafood greats join forces as Marco Pierre White and Wheeler's create their Oyster Bar and Grill Room. Set amongst some seriously swish decor, the London fish restaurant has a renowned oyster and Champagne selection.
Located in the City, Bolton's brings a taste of traditional Italian dining to East London. The restaurant is a formal affair with excellent service and a fish menu which includes Dover sole, scampi and a fillet of sea bass.
Spread across three floors, Craft is a pretty seafood restaurant in Greenwich. Start with a cocktail on their rooftop terrace before moving down to the first floor restaurant for an intimate setting complete with views over London.
Not only does Gatti’s offer some of the finest Italian food in East London, their fish dishes are particularly choice. Set across two floors, with a wine bar upstairs and an elegant restaurant below, they deliver on wonderful Italian fish dishes using many British ingredients.
Whether you want seafood for dinner or whether you fancy a fish-filled breakfast, The Drift is the spot to find it. With an all-day menu, the venue is great for casual eating as well as having a moreish cocktail menu to work your way through.
The clue is in the title with this London fish restaurant; Sea Containers is a swanky spot located on Southbank and is inspired by cruise liners from the golden era of travel. Blag a space on their terrace for views of the river and London as you work your way through a menu that includes goodies such as ceviche and scallops.
Quaglino's has served as one of London's best seafood restaurants for decades, with the likes of Princess Diana and Evelyn Waugh having visited. And it's not just the seafood that's caught the eyes of royalty - the venue has an amazing art-deco design, as well as artful cocktail creations.
Found yourself in Sloane Square and looking for a London fish restaurant? Step up The Botanist, a stylish and swanky restaurant that specialises in seafood dishes; kick things off with Yellowfin tuna tartar before a main of Torbay lemon sole.
With an award-winning chef, you know you are in good hands at this London sushi restaurant. Kouzu in Mayfair is housed in a Grade-II listed building and serves a seriously delicious Soft Shell Crab Nanban among other Asian inspired seafood dishes.
Sitting comfortably in the elegant Intercontinental hotel, Market Brasserie is a luxurious restaurant and bar that couples great flavours with an amazing setting. Armed with its own rooftop cocktail bar, boasting breathtaking views of London's skyline, the venue's kitchen serves a range of classic British recipes, including fresh seafood plates, hearty roast dinners and belly-filling breakfast dishes.
Even though European food is renowned for their delicious fish dishes, that doesn’t mean you should settle for any old restaurant. Restaurant Ours serves up the finest in European fish dishes, accompanied by seasonal cocktails in a fun, modern and chic environment.
Proving that not all seafood restaurants in London have to be fancy-pants, Crab Tavern adds a big heap of fun to their proceedings. Find the venue in Broadgate and treat yourself to waffles piled with crab and oysters dressed in prosecco migonette.
Near Liverpool Street, Gow's Restaurant is a traditional London fish restaurant. Reminiscent of a Parisian bistro, the restaurant has its own oyster bar along with dishes that include seared scallops and sustainable fish pie.