Applebee's Fish

4.4
1198 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Seafood
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  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies


We love fresh fish.

Since 1998, my family has tried to share that love with all of our guests through our fishmongers, restaurant and street food.

Like our entire business, our restaurant focuses on getting the best fish and keeping things simple.

We source all of our other products from the Market and tend to only use seasonal produce.

If you love fresh fish, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff come to Applebee's and see what we are all about.

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Mon - Tue 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Wed - Thu 3:30PM - 5:45PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 3:30PM - 5:45PM
Sat 11:30AM - 12:15PM 3:30PM - 5:45PM

What 1198 People Are Saying
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LE
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow - we didn’t get any food until an hour and a quarter after we arrived. Then the waiter spilt my drink all over me...

EF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Generally good

DC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Staff were attentive at the wrong times such as whilst we were still eating, wanting to clear the plates, when we wanted to get more drinks, not available. You ask what the occasion is when booking but why? You do not mention it at all during the visit. The food was ok, I had a starter with a key element missing and my dessert was not as described. It is very loud in there and the toilet leaves a lot to be desired.

JS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were early, a pre theatre dinner, so there weren't many diners and therefore not very atmospheric but service was excellent and the fish was superb. Only minor negative points were the half toasted bread with the mussels, I prefer softer bread for mopping up and the Mediterranean veg had shredded tomato skin which was very tough. Having said that, I'd certainly go back.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered monkfish and chorizo kebab.

Food was decibel and great ambience in the market area

MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were as a group of 5 celebrating a bday and everyone commented how nice their food was. I had monkfish with chorizo for my main and it was absolutely delicious and oysters as a starter - can't really go wrong with that. Service was quick and efficient. It's a bit on the expensive side as my main only had a bit of rocket and needed a side dish, but overall really pleased with experience and quality of the food.

RH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A super venue for our early evening dinner, great food and good service.

G
London
62 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some nice new items on the menu, good wines, excellent fish good front of house staff friendly, a great place for fish and catching up with friends

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A place we return to when we are up town. Fresh produce that is sublime. Wonderful!

a
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Whether for lunch or evening this is a nice venue and the fish has never disappointed.

s
Hertfordshire
33 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both commented on how delicious and how fresh everything was. Beautifully cooked and very tasty. We will be back :)

U
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes again Applebees delivered a perfect evening. Food was delicious (my Dover Sole was perfectly cooked and very tasty, as was the Turbot chosen by my husband). Sea Bass Ceviche starter was also excellent. All washed down with a great bottle of Pouilly Fume - worth every penny, keep it up please, you never fail to deliver.

EA
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every time we are in London
And every time it is great.....we live in switzerland so eating fresh fish is always something special.

RD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was not as good as expected. Quite nice. Dover Sole was very good, but other dishes more bland than expected. Service was OK, but when I asked for the cap to be put on the sparkling water you would have thought I asked for a free dish. “We threw it away. We don’t do that”

G
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality of fish and presentation was excellent - service also very attentive.
You go there for the food not necessarily the décor and atmosphere

f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

The weather was too hot and the drinks were served without ice and no air conditioning

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant in a lively area. Friendly efficient service too. Fish was amazingly fresh and plentiful. Would recommend and certainly take my family here again

r
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu is wonderful- I wanted to try everything. The crab bruschetta and then Tuna was fabulous. Great service, and nice and buzzy. Great dinner- and very popular.

G
London
62 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat here regularly, staff aways attentive and knowledgeable regards their products. Great selection of wines and beers to compliment the fish options, always a special on hand.
If you like fish at its best you can't go wrong.

O
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Staff wonderful. Lunch time menu excellent. We have never been disappointed at Applebee's. The only minus is the noise levels of very loud and I mean very loud customers who love the sound of their own voices! But the food compensated for those morons on the next table. If you want a decent fish lunch go no further. But take ear plugs!

DL
London
29 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

London's best fish restaurant still seems to be finding new levels of excellence. Service has always been good but recently it's been even better. It should have disappeared up itself by now but still tries like it's just opened. I would like to see a bit more crab and shell fish generally but what the hell that sounds like I don't think it's perfect with its fish-café ambience. It must help that it's located in a prime spot with all the buzz of London's most famous food market. Applebee's will reign supreme for as long as it wants. Everything else is pastiche. I'm going again on Tuesday and can't wait.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food, great, friendly service and lovely atmosphere

AA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing - very fresh and everyone’s meal was cooked to perfection. Will definitely return when in London again.

JJ
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic fresh fish and seafood in the middle of bustling borough market. Good value wine list and knowledgeable staff added to the relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Will go back.

HB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Applebee’s for 10 years or more and can’t remember ever having a meal that wasn’t superb. If you don’t like fish.. it’s not for you, but if you do-there isn’t a better place in London.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as ever

GB
London
94 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Lovely seafood restaurant by Borough Market. Octopus dish was tasty. My friends mix fish dish was flavoursome and cooked just right. It’s not a big place so can be stuffy. Big of a pain when it’s busy with 1 toilet. However we had a lovely meal.

VL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food and staff. Will recommend this place for any fish lovers. Suitable for couple dinner as well as families get together.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined at Applebee’s on several occasions and happy to say never disappointed, staff despite been busy are always helpful and attentive and the food lives up to its billing!

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a brilliant evening at Applebee’s - love it!

CJ
Vancouver
95 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Applebees Fish for a brief family gathering post concert at Southwark Cathedral. Welcoming, flexible (two guests only wanted starters) food quality excellent, we needed a late night venue and if you want excellent fish this is it.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great, a little pricey for the style of the restaurant and our waitress was rather grumpy, but over all we had a good night.

YM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The place is OK. The personnel was fine but otherwise, I would not recommend this place. Tables are old (not vintage or nicely old) and sticky. Prices for food are too high for the taste and quality (but of course it is central London).

W
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely little place. We had excellent service & the food was absolutely delicious. It’s quite expensive but I think it was worth it as everyone really enjoyed the starters & mains too. We will be back

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

After reading all the great reviews I decided to try Applebees. Very disappointing my friends food arrived before her drink and it took ages before we could get anyone’s attention to order that! I also ordered a side of fries with my meal which never came. I wouldn’t go back there.

f
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went early for a business catch-up. This is a busy restaurant in a busy area next to Borough Market. It became so busy that the noise was much louder than bearable as the evening drew on (after 7.00pm). It is mainly fish but all sorts. The octopus starter was definitely more than starter size and with a salad would have been enough but fish and chips with mushy peas looked too tempting. Portions are large (so skip starters) and they were good - crispy chips and batter and the fish was cooked just to make it fall apart. The service was confused. we had two people repeatedly ask us for our order for drinks, food and refills which made it a bit frantic. when asked about water the offer did not include tap water which they do provide. Make sure to ask for that.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice of wines to complement excellent menu

F
London
43 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place, its especially good for lunch. Service always friendly

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Came here twice within a week as we had an amazing experience during our first visit. During our second visit, while the food was still top notch the service was pretty mediocre. The waitress and waiter were nice but the manager was pretty rude and dismissive. Well now I know to not visit this restaurant on Monday and instead will visit on Wednesday, unless their schedule changes. Negative things aside, the lobster risotto is to die for!

EJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Applebee's and absolutely loved it - food was great and the staff were really friendly and cheerful. Will definitely be back.

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