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Fish! Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fishkitchen.com
  • Phone: 0207 407 3803
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant

    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

    Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

    Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00pm
    (Breakfast 9:00am-10:45am)

    Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
    (Sunday Brunch: 10.00am-2.00pm)

    Please note that we do not take reservations on our terrace.

    Takeaway opening times

    Sunday - Tuesday 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Wednesday 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm

    Whenour takeaway is closed we serve takeaway from the restaurant.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, English
  • Executive Chef: Nick Melmoth-Coombs
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater for local offices as well as functions and parties aboard the Golden Hind and many other local venues.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are happy to cater for large groups and parties for special occasions, corporate events and tourist groups. Our Executive Chef and Front of House team have the experience needed to make your event one to remember with personalised and set menus.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: London Bridge tube, train and bus station. There are many links to London with the Jubilee and Northern Line underground and many buses running as well as boats nearby on the Thames.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Local parking is available free weekdays after 6.30pm and all day Sunday and Bank Holidays. There are also various car parks around the area.
A word from Fish!
Fish! restaurant in the heart of Borough market, does what it says – providing the very best fish available in London to hungry customers.

Established in 1999, restaurateur Tony Allan had a vision to transform the old 18th century Pea Shelling Warehouse into a fish restaurant. The rich browns deep oranges achieve a stylist, sleek and modern touch. The airy interior encompasses the open kitchen where diners can watch the chefs at work.

The restaurant opens out onto a large terrace, which is open all year and sits in the heart of Borough weekend market, with views of Southwark Cathedral.

We consistently supply fresh, reliably sourced and where possible sustainable fish, simply prepared and fairly priced to our customers. All of the fish we serve is prepared daily at our own long established fishmonger, Jarvis.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Friendly welcome and able to sit outside on the hottest evening of the year. The staff were friendly and informal and the fish and lobster (cold with salad) did not disappoint. Overall an experience I would be happy to repeat"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Food tended to lack flavour. Fish soup was not particularly fishy and had no pieces of fish in it. Hake with herb crust - very small portion of fish. Cockles were good. Cold lobster good but waiter tried to put an extra £3 on the bill for this! See note to management"
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "With a half to three quarter full restaurant you are likely to lose your voice during a meal. If this is your idea of fun, then Fish will rate very high. For me, it was a perfectly horrendous experience. Shouting to the person across the table is hardly a way to enjoy any social intercourse other than abusive tirades or bigotry exhibitions. Anybody with a bit of brains would realize that glass walls, tiled floors and a largely glass ceilings will generate an accoustic nightmare. The open kitchen adds whatever unnecessary noise missing. In such an environment, reasonable food and service become palliatives to an otherwise unpleasant experience. Piped music should not be added to the equation."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "We booked this meal with friends to celebrate my wife's 50th Birthday. The meal was excellent and the service was just as good as we were not pressured in respect of time or ordering. I have been before for business lunches and found the ambience very enjoyable. I would certainly recommend Fish and would personally like to compliment the staff for making the evening an occassion to remember. Thank You"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Excellent fish and chips with mushy peas. Perfect for pre-theatre lunch before the Globe. Try the haddock and chips!"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to eat at Fish. The quality and selection of the seafood is always good and the service efficent and friendly in casual surroundings. Great value for London and equally good for both business or pleasure."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • " I had been a few years ago, and had been very impressed, but felt very differently this time. I had fish and chips, and although the fish was cooked quite nicely, there were a handful of rubbish chips, and bland mushy peas. My local fish and chip shop is far superior! Also very expensive for what we had. Lovely view of Southwark cathedral, and nice brownie and fresh mint tea though!!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "The fish pie was rather dry and consumed by too much mashed potato. My friend had the fish and chips that was overcooked."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant and the food is superb. It is not the cheapest place to eat - as it caters to a lot of tourists - so tourist prices so you pay the tourist prices. However, the food is of a very good quality and this is reflected in some of the more pricier dishes. We live fairly local and go at least once per month and I would recommend anyone to give it a try!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "after spending time at "The Shard" with our three grandchildren we booked for "Fish" & had a great time noth8ing was too much trouble inc garlic bread which wasn't on the menu but should be as it was a winner!! as was the fish as usual 10/10"
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "Hadn't eaten here in summer before, thought the courtyard area was great - getting the buzz from the market, sunshine etc. Food is reliable and sensible. Never found anyone who doesn't like it here."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Fish is the speciality, as well. There was a good selection and the preparation and presentation was good. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being pushy. The environment is fashionable but there can be a lot of noise from other diners and from the trains which run above. Overall, an enjoyable place to bring foreign friends."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "nice food, very good service, pleasant atmosphere, but view to Cathedral is better from the picture then in reality"
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "177 USD for four plates of Fish and Chips along with two beers was a not a good balance of cost vs benefit. Service was very good and the outdoor patio was just OK."
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "We had heard good things about Fish and as it was our anniversary and my girlfriend loves seafood I thought this would be a good choice. Things did not start off auspiciously when the head waitress wasn't able to recognize my name despite repeatedly pronouncing it, and wasn't able to locate me even though I had reserved a table. My girlfriend wanted a table by the window but the ones left were tables of four and we were two people. However, the two courses we had were prepared speedily and were wonderfully fresh and full of flavor. The recommended pinot was good too so all in all we were really impressed by the quality of food."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Food was nice but nothing great for the price you pay. Very expensive for what you get, and the service was average to say the least."
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "Service was very poor with a long wait.My wives salmon ,when it arrived, was not cooked through ,and had to be sent back. Manageress was very apologetic and did the correct thing by not charging for the salmon.She also took off the service charge. I will go back again."
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "We had some seafood dishes which were fine, but the portions were small, lacked trimmings and therefore didn't justify the price. The location at night is really not inspiring, but the service is friendly and efficient. Good wines too."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Always reliable for a good (if not amazing) meal. Very handy if visiting Borough Market. Service was OK but it took them a while to decide if they accepted Opentable dining cheques or not - eventually, they did."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Walked past this restaurant many times but never eaten there. The waiter recommended Halibut and it was excellent. Found the atmosphere outside a bit grim (smokey, a bit grubby and strong smells from the market) but pleasant once we moved inside. Very much enjoyed the meal, the service was friendly without being over the top and the overall experience was a good one. Would definitely eat there again. Only real gripe was the pricing. £60 for fish and chips twice and a 2 small glasses of wine felt a bit rich."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Very good food and well cooked fish. I would just like a little more variety on the children's menu as it was pretty standard 'pub food' fare although the fish fingers were excellent and evidently produced by the restaurant"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Great choice on the menu, great service. Good fir larger parties."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "Went to Fish! with my friend who is a complete foodie, I must say it was very good experience. The food was fresh and delicious. The grilled lobster is a must have. We managed to get a table outside. Brilliant environment. I am going to go back again whenever I feel like eating fish :D."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "This is a good restaurant if you happen to be in the area. Personally I think the tables are a little crammed together, making conversation difficult."
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "My lobster was great and fairly good value. Nice starter of prawns and fresh bread. A nice meal on a rainy afternoon in London"
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "The restaurant is good and nice. Food is lovely but on i feel it is on the high end of the cost for those who might not be able to afford expensive meal."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "As usual, Fish! provides helpings of fresh seafood, well cooked, and reasonably priced. Tonight was a very good value, as they had an overage of lobsters, so the usual price on lobster and chips was quite well reduced. A great lobster too, which went well with the calamari starter my date and I shared, and a good counterpoint to her monkfish (which was also excellent). The only downer was the bearded waiter, who as flirting with all the girls, including my date. He was successful, as one group of 4 girls had a member stay behind just to give him her number. As we were near the last, he the directed his rather unwanted attention to my date, who joked with me about his winks and smiles behind my back. He then insulted me while we paid."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "The staff were just so amazingly obliging, friendly & generally made our evening one to remember. As for the food....delicious! my partner had the smoked haddock rarebit which was yummy, I had the smoked salmon, again beautiful just a little too much for a starter & a touch too salty but otherwise really nice. We both had the grilled whole lobster with garlic butter & chips from the specials of the day, DEVINE!!!!!! We finished with my partner having the cheese platter, Westcombe cheddar is just stunning & I had the vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso & Frangelico just perfect. The restaurant was really buzzing, great atmosphere & always nice to be able to see the chefs working away in the kitchen, great theatre! Highly recommended"
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Food was very tasty. The only comment is that the fish was not off the bone even though we had requested for this."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Always have a lovely lunch at Fish! Lovely selection of wines, easy to read and order menu and always lovely food. I had the smoked and steamed cod which was served on an enormous bed of samphire - delicious! "
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Had a nice meal fish pie was good. Asparagus in season and a nice starter. Good menu plenty of choice. "
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "We arrived earlier than our booking time, but that was no problem for the staff who found us a table outside straight away. The service throughout the meal was very efficient and you could see the staff keeping an eye on us to see if anything else was needed. Most of us had fish and chips but all of the dishes were generous portions and arrived quickly. There was also a good choice of desserts which we enjoyed. It was very pleasant to sit outside and watch Borough Market in action outside the restaurant. Lunch was £150 for 5 people, mains and dessert, no alcohol. I'd definitely eat here again."
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Superb Service, total enjoyment! I would love to come back again with my friends and customers."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "A great way to spend a Friday evening! Fantastic fresh food,we'll cooked,well presented,well served. Great staff. A lovely Albariño wine to complement the food as well."
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "I've been to fish 3 times now and I'm afraid to say their wait staff never learn. It's amazing that they get any tips constantly interrupting you while eating to ask questions. I don't mind someone checking if the foods ok quickly per course but having someone hover around is just annoying. We had mussles to start and sent them back as they were stone cold. The main was fine if not a bit overpriced for its size and the sauce portions are so small I had to ask for 2 more. It has the makings to be much better but they need to sort out staff, portion control and make sure the foods hot. I won't be rushing back for £40 each with no alcohol and cold food. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Nice fish and chips in a vibrant location inside the Borough market. We always go there with my mom and aunt as it's their favorite, and it has consistent quality and prices."
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Server was great and very attentive. Bread starter was enjoyable but monkfish over priced for size of portion and not cooked very well, balsamic vinager on the rocket and balsamic salad was minimal but chips cooked well. Overall too pricey for the food we experienced. "
    dined on 05/05/2014
  • "I have now been to Fish several times and on each occasion the food and service have been first class. On this occasion, after a long bank holiday Monday, we ate late afternoon, there were a few issues over the choices left on the menu and change over of staff but they were dealt with in a professional, courteous and efficient manner, customer satisfaction came first - more restaurants should take note. Would recommend and go again. "
    dined on 05/05/2014
  • "I was looking forward to eating at this restaurant as being situated in Burough Market, "foodie heaven" I thought it would be a delicious experience, but how wrong was I! Half the fish on the menu were not available and I put it down to it being a bank holiday Monday. One of the party was vegetarian and there wasn't much on offer. When I booked I asked if they could do a birthday desert and I was told I should bring my own and would be charged £.2.50 per person for the privilege . We ordered our food and it took over an hour for them to get it to the table. When I complained nothing was done by the manager. The waitress went over to him and he didn't come over to explain or apologise. The meal was substandard and very expensive. "
    dined on 05/05/2014
  • "Excellent service, when one part of the order was wrong the replacement was made speedily and with an apology. Quite expensive and the kipper my husband had was tiny, not even a portion side in our opinion. Great to have a fruit salad option as dessert."
    dined on 04/05/2014