Bourne’s Fishmongers & Seafood Bar - Belsize Park
Such a brilliant place for lunch or dinner. Small menu that changes all the time, small wine list too. Fresh seafood, cooked to perfection and super friendly and welcoming service. Also, very reasonably priced which is a big plus.
We really wanted to like this experience. The guys running it are really friendly and know their fish. Still, it was not a good experience. The place was crowded and loud when we arrived and the one server was overwhelmed. Seating is not very comfortable. On a previous day we had stopped in to buy some fish and asked if we could order tapas-style but when we arrived that had changed and we were told we had to order everything at once. Almost an hour later later we received or order. Fish portions are astonishingly small. Hard to catch the server's eye for anything after we were served.
Glass of wine was slightly over priced for what it was. Service was friendly but a bit slow. However
overall for a local restaurant the food was very fresh and I would no doubt go back again.
Bar seats dining and rather cramped ... can be uncomfortable if you prefer relax dinner.
Food is fresh and menu is limited and simple.
Outstanding place: great quality and atmosphere, unbelievable service.
A mostly solid group of chefs who love what they are doing. The managment however, is offensive. I was called less that an hour prior to my booking and told they no longer could accomodate a party of two on a Saturday night. The prices are your typical London gouge with a mediocre wine selection. I live local and did until now, buy some fish from them. Avoid..
Hi Marco, we really appreciate your feedback and are deeply sorry about the mix up with your booking. However we did offer you a complimentary bottle of wine when you rebooked, but you decided not to show.
Very good apart from of a booking is made let the person know that it may be on the stools with no backs. The food was incredible but the seating was not comfortable.
So glad you enjoyed your meal, you'll be glad to know we have new stools all round with backs and are much more comfortable. Hope to see you again soon.