Fish!

4.5
2625 reviews
£26 to £40
Fish
Established in 1999 and proudly celebrating twenty years in Borough Market this year, fish! was the first restaurant of its kind in London. Our concept is simple – providing our customers with the best quality fish, cooked in front of you, in simple and classic ways. Since 1999 our focus has never changed, quality and responsible sourcing is still our main concern…we just look a bit more fancy now!
Our central location in Borough Market means that London’s best produce is right on our doorstep. We are proud to say that we source most of our produce from Borough Market itself, and our fish is delivered daily from our very own fishmonger, Jarvis, which is renowned for its extensive range of the freshest fish and seafood. We're also winners at the National Fish & Chip awards too!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2625 People Are Saying
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Daisy1
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arrived with a pal I hadn't seen since a week before COVID-19's first lockdown. It is not my first visit to this restaurant and the experience has never disappointed. The food is fabulous! A little pricey perhaps, but then again, we were hungry and had the works. We have no complaints whatsoever. I had the scallops, black pudding and bubble and squeak combo. Yummy! Calamari and rocket starter was a high-point! On this visit we felt the cocktails were a little bland - a bit watery - or at least the one I had chosen (Sloe Gin Spritz). Too much "spritz" perhaps. Our very attentive waiter deducted it from our bill. So, I was mollified. We opted to sit outside as COVID is still present, and because it is one of the last opportunities to do so, before the chilly British weather arrives in earnest. There are outside heaters though. There were only a few other diners outside, but considerably busier indoors. The restaurant is usually heaving, but was unusually quiet for a Friday evening. I anticipate things should pick up as London picks itself up ever more so, post-pandemic. All in all a very pleasant evening and will return again and again.

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allisam
London
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish! Never disappoints. The food and wine are excellent. Can highly recommend the prawn cocktail and the sauv blanc Bob short for Kate. Staff are always courteous, friendly and efficient. Thank you.

JB
JeanB
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch party of three people thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Fish! yesterday. I had the cod and chips and can honestly say it was the best cod and chips I have ever ordered. The fish tasted very good, the batter was amazing and the mushy peas and tartare sauce were absolutely delicious. The beer battered skate and the smoked haddock dishes were very good too. We loved the ambience of the restaurant and the staff were all great. I would definitely recommend this place - you will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Tiny lobster

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Ath1
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an absolutely delicious meal. I got a recommendation from our very nice Italian waiter for the Skate wing and it was one of the best meals I have had out for a long long time!
Thanks very much for such a lovely evening, I would recommend this place 100%

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FelixM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was our beyond our expectation. Table of 4 Dinner.

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Patty
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food, service, ambiance. Highly recommended!

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Pleasantlysurprised1
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between myself and my friend, we’ve eaten at Fish many times. Although we’ve not been there recently, loved the new decor. The staff and food was excellent and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fish.

GL
GaryL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Tuna Nicoise - everything apart from the Tuna was good. Tuna was ordered medium, but was overcooked on outside, rare on inside, poor seasoning, lack of flavour, insufficiently tender.. Grilled Salmon, cook and taste good but accompanying vegetables of the day was just cabbage.... Overall a disappointing experience.

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Sarah
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Over priced, mediocre food disappointing. I will not be back

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Cedric
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a great time last night. The food was great and the waiter very chilled and playful. Couple of hiccups which he brushed with humour and professionalism. I’ll be back.

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vipMichael
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall,
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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and staff, thanks.

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DEW1
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good to see the restaurant busy again after the restrictions. A very warm welcome back , superb fish and excellent friendly service. Exactly as it was before. Highly recommended, especially if you want the best quality fish that is served as plain as you want so that you can appreciate the flavour.

GK
vipGeoffK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (if you like Fish!) Ambience was good and service as always was great

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came up to London for a birthday treat , the Fish Restaurant was so worth a visit , the food freshly prepared and cooked , you are able to watch the Chefs do their magic, the Restaurant was very welcoming, the staff very knowledgable and the food amazing.

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momoy
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Best service. Friendly, polite and tentative throughout. Thank you.

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MSN1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in an excellent location. The menu offers something for all tastes in seafood. The service was outstanding! It does get quite noisy when full. I highly recommend this great restaurant.

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NicW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Fish! The service was great and we didn't have to wait too long for our food, and the food itself was very good. I had the calamari to start - unlike the chain restaurants, Fish! do calamari as it should be - when I order calamari, I want the tentacles as for me it's the best part. We also had the beer battered fish & chips - the batter was crisp and the fish beautifully cooked, and the chips were just perfect. The portion sizes were generous too, and mushy peas and tartare sauce really hit the spot.

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TopCat
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, in the fantastic location of Borough market.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not hard to find but an unusual location which gives an initial concern from the outside however once inside, great atmosphere.

Was quiet as I came in but filled up quickly - always a good sign.

My friends arrived a few minutes after me and were blown away by the menu selection, as was I, and all reasonably priced.

The restaurant selection was completely random - based on a search for a fish restaurant with good online reviews and the first one, from a number of selections, that was open on a Monday night and had a table available for 4 at quite short notice.

What a fantastic find - the food was absolutely excellent, service was good without feeling that we were being rushed.

The crowning moment for me was my panna cotta desert - back to basics and beautifully creamy. Too many restaurants mess around with alternative flavourings, sauces and decorations - not here, KISS principle!

The perfect place for a reunion with old friends from abroad after too long a time.

Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was good and friendly. Food was nice but we both felt some if our food was over cooked like the calamari. It was tasty, but for a fish restaurant I would’ve expected more. It was on a par with fish dishes you’d get at a gastropub. Would go again but probably opt for the cheaper dishes!

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Julie63btn
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this restaurant for a friends birthday and we were not disappointed.The food was amazing. I chose the fish soup as a starter and my friend had mussels, which came with a choice of the sauce they were cooked in. They were so plump and tasty. The soup was full of flavour and was served with a cheesy crouton. The only criticism would be you had to ask for bread to mop up the mussel sauce as it is not served.

We both chose the skate wing from the Specials of the Day. The fish was cooked to perfection and served with a butter and caper sauce which was so delicious. It was served on a bed of creamed mashed potato infused with scallions. My friend asked to swap the mash for chips whi h the waiter was happy to do.

We had no room for dessert but am sure they would be good judging by the starters and main courses.

The waiting staff were friendly, courteous and helpful.

Will definitely recommend for dinner for 2 or a group of friends and family. Restaurant is bright and airy and even has an outside seating area.

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nn701
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

all manner of fresh fish and shellfish on the menu. reliable venue.

RS
RebeccaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the service was fantastic, will definitely be returning

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YorkshireShacko
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Away for anniversary weekend with the wifey, as it was Friday (fish n chips day) we had to have Fish and I am so glad I picked this place, in the middle of Borough Market in the shadow of The Shard.

So glad we booked ahead as this place was packed, no spare tables anywhere, they also have a takeaway side which was busy too.

Let mw do the positives first, the waiter was great, quick with my bottle of Peroni and glass of white wine, he offered bread while we made our choices.
The wife chose mussels marinière with cream, garlic and parsley sauce and as a side a portion of chips, instead of the typical battered fish with chips I went for the grilled Swordfish which came with veg of day, a hollandaise sauce, the waiter asked me potatoes or chips, had to be chips I said to him, priced at £21.50 it was not a cheap main but it was a treat.

Another beer later and the food was here, very quick in deed, the mussels came in a pot (not many of them but they were nice) my swordfish looked amazing it was a decent size with the longest runner beans I have ever seen, complimented with a good portion of chips and a "very" small pot of sauce, the fish was cooked just right, not tough at all and tasted fantastic.

We got the bill, the 4 half slices of french bread were £4, quite a lot when a full loaf is less than a £1, the 2 small bowls of fries were £4 each, I did expect at £21.50 my main would have the fries included.

Big shock was the glass of wine priced at £12.95 which I did think was odd as there is not one glass of any size on the wine list priced at £12.95??

Final shock was they just added 12.5% service charge to our bill, service was good and I was leaving a £5 tip but £10 added I think is cheeky maybe for a party of 6+ yes but not for just 2 people.

I did question "is the service charge not discretionary then?" he said no its standard policy, we paid and left feeling a bit taken advantage of.

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Michel
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grea fish & chips. Great oysters and great smoked salmon. Exactly what we were looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice but nothing special

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Friendly staff who are very efficient. Food was great. Definitely will return.

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JohnS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely, Michael our waiter was superb, very knowledgable and extremely accommodating. Will definitely be going back…

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and ambience. As always!

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fastpetra
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous. Great staff. Thank you for coming back! And of course lovely food x

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Glasgow213
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious fish dishes and sides. Nice place to sit in a great location and it had a good atmosphere. The outside area is heated so wasn’t cold. I had seared tuna to start and the roast sea bass special which was delicious. The tuna could have done with more soy and less oil in the dressing but came beautifully rare. The only the that could have been improved was that the grilled fish of the days didn’t come with potatoes or chips so you had to order extra sides, and my main didn’t come with veg so had to order a side which pushes the price up. It was all delicious and in season though. The service was efficient and friendly. I didn’t think they were that clear about the menu and forgot to tell us we needed to choose a side and a sauce for the fish of the day but that is minor.

DM
DanielM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is very good and generous portions. The service is excellent. We went for a birthday and they even produced a listing with a candle and sang my daughter happy birthday!
It's a great location to get to and walk around after your meal.

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JanduFace
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, loved the Oysters the most!

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Sammi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived late due to problems with transport and they were very accommodating. We needed to be in and out fairly quickly as we had booked the theatre and the staff were amazing, ensuring that our order was taken quickly and we received our food promptly. The fish was fresh and tasty. We will definitely be visiting again when we have more time to savour the meal

NM
NatalieM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Food absolutely delicious 🐟

ME
MariaE
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and very attentive staff, will definitely be returning

DL
DavidL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service lovely food and nice ambience deigo back

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Sophb
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely. Service and food are so consistently good

FAQs

Fish! does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Fish! also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7407 3803.

Fish! is rated 4.5 stars by 2625 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.