Fishworks - Swallow Street

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Seafood
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  • Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
Fishworks - Swallow Street is an absolute essential for seafood lovers. The restaurant offers a traditional wet fish counter where you can buy fish to take home and cook yourself, or you can select any fish or crustacean with our fishmonger and have it cooked there and then to your liking.

This chic stylish restaurant is only minutes away from the bustle of Piccadilly hidden away in an exclusive street. The whole restaurant opens its glass window façade doors creating a fantastic atmosphere great for corporate dining and enjoying a pre-theatre meal before hitting the West End.

Blackboards display our daily landings or diners can choose from our classic menu with delights such as piled-high fruits de mer, scrumptious South Coast scallops or simply the best gourmet cod and chips you will ever taste!

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Platter to share & a carafe of wine £38.50

Showstopping Tasting Platter to share including a carafe of wine £38.50 per person. Showcasing the best of the sea - enjoy a 3 tiered tasting platter to share which includes 12 different types of fish to give you the all-round seafood experience.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-16:00

2 courses £18

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 6 June 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-17:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Fri 2:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 2370 People Are Saying
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AW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Love Fishworks, but hate garlic and so disappointed that they have chosen to put garlic in the mushy peas that go with ale battered cod and chips - we have been coming for years and never had a problem like this before - it spoilt my meal, but the staff were so lovely about it. They said next time I go to call up and they’ll do me peas without garlic. But why is everyone putting garlic in everything - not everyone likes it!

MC
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our favourites. Almost regulars!
Great food and very pleasant staff

AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent we were shown to our table be z very polite Host Waiter came to our table within a couple of minutes I ordered the lobster thermador my wife ordered the filleted sea break both dishes were excellent.
All the staff have us an outstanding experience we shall be returning next time we are in London.

JH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fishworks is an oasis of tranquility in such a busy part of London. The food is always excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful . It is a restaurant I have visited frequently and have recommended to friends and family.

b
London
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

changed but not for the better portion of bream was like half of the fillet
will not be back in a hurry

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was superb, and the waiting staff extremely friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The only downside on our visit was the rather long time between sitting down at the table and the food starting to arrive (a little over three quarters of an hour). Mind you, it was worth waiting for!

JS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I had the lunch time menu and it was excellent! I had the whitebait and battered cod and the quality and taste was excellent. You could tell the cod was especially fresh. Portions were good and the service prompt and inobtrusive. Great place to have lunch and I would recommend it to anyone.

DF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, service seemed a little laboured but over all a lovely experience

S
London
52 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and discreet service. Nice quiet place for a chat over lunch. Ok atmosphere. Good location.

m
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, excellent quality fish. Enjoyed every aspect of the meal from the bread onwards!

v
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Late lunch. Restaurant pretty full when we arrived so glad we had booked. Tables a bit too close together and ours was on main route from kitchen so lots of staff coming and going. Food really good. Great fish, broccoli pushed the boundaries of al dente and we had to remind staff we’d ordered potatoes. Meal very tasty in terms of the fish itself.

s
London
28 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another lovely meal chez FishWorks - exceptional service yesterday from Portuguese waiter. Sea Bass was very tasty...although would say perhaps a minute less on the cooking it would have been even better.

m
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food freshly cooked, excellent service. Close to theatres so a good place to eat before or after.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Bad service, steak was awful. Rare and bad cut of meat.

m
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and perfect for date night

AW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and service as ever, but disappointed they would not accept the Regent Street VIP discount card - they said it’s not accepted on Fridays and Saturdays, yet I’ve used it before on Fridays and it doesn’t say on the terms and conditions 😢

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The selection available was good and the food tasted great. Good service and lovely venue.

KM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We went for lunch on a Wednesday, restaurant was quiet but seemed difficult to get attention from staff. Had to asked to see the lunch time menu, to which the waiter seemed confused with what I was talking about. Had to point at the broad on the wall which displayed offer with lunch time promo. We decided to order from the main menu, we ordered the small mussels which was a little under cooked. Overall service was slow, food was tasteless. I can’t even say the experience was standard, below standard!! Would not go again.

SR
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Swallow street having done a search of fish restaurants in London. We love seafood and were not disappointed. We will be definitely be back. Thanks to all the staff.

HB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the fish platter for two and it was delicious! The espresso panna cotta is also a must try.

Will definitely go again

CB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood. My fav seafood restaurant in London. Fish is always fresh and very well prepapred.

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and properly cooked. Service spot on.

JK
Bedfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely brilliant. The mackerel was the best I'd ever eaten and our group also enjoyed the fish soup, the whitebait and the tuna. Terrific value. I can't wait to return.

JJ
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing! We will definitely be back!

L
London
39 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I enjoyed a very good meal here. However, the service staff and particularly the woman meeting and greeting was very poor. That is a shame. I also got the impression that the kitchen was unable to cope with the number of orders that were being put to them. My fish arrived seven minutes before my vegetables...by which time I had consumed the fish. Apologies were showered at me, but nothing was done. Nothing could be done. The fish had been eaten.
I was due to meet a good friend for supper. I arrived twenty minutes before she and was shown to my most pleasant table. When she arrived she was assured that no such table (in my name) had been booked and she became confused. I was sitting there all the time, of course. Luckily I saw her being told I was not here, she was about to leave, and I fortunately rescued her.
This is no way to greet a guest. When I questioned the young woman on the reception computer, told her I was indeed here, and asked her to look once again, she found me. Abject incompetence but a sub-standard member of staff. How fortunate she doesn't work at my restaurant.
The food though was good. Not excellent, but above average and I would return, only next time alone for I could not risk having another of my guests told there wasn't a table booked in my name.
LM

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

Good experience & food.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal. Grilled seafood platter excellent, as also bass and hake. Staff were attentive, thoughoOdd that they had to ask us how to mix/serve both Pimms and Campari when both were on the drinks menu. Viognier was good.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality seafood. Lovely service. Always good to go back when we are in town!

s
Surrey
45 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really loved the starter at Fishworks - we both had the Brixham lobster bisque, one of the best we've had. But the main courses were so-so - nice but not outstanding (This was all off the 'lunch' menu available till 6pm.). We definitely needed the extra veg ordered. However, they got us through fairly quickly, as we had theatre tickets, and had booked for 5pm - I think people arriving later didn't get served as quickly.

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

So very Great ❗️
We come back soon😀
Thank you so much !

SM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We came for my wife's birthday having read about Fishworks on line. We had the 3 tiered fish dishes, and they were a bit mixed. The batter on the squid of the fritto misto was quite thick and hard, the rest was OK. The second course was generally very good and nice dressing. The third (cold) dish was frankly too cold, straight out of the fridge I thought. The prawns seemed old, rather a woolly texture rather than shiny with a little crunch. Oyster were delicious.
Service was very friendly, and it was a very kind touch to let us have our shared dessert on the house, with Happy Birthday piped over it.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really fresh and tastey just a bit pricey in comparison to other top sea food restaurants iv been to. But that's what you get in central london. If you passing by would 100% recommend

P
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was okay but I found the dishes quite on the oily side. I ordered the prawns on the menus and though it’ll be a lot more flavourful but it was on the bland side which was quite disappointing. Wine was a little on the warm side but the waitress replaced it soon enough.

A
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in a side street off Piccadilly. Nice options to choose from, obviously nearly all fish based. Between us we had the Fritto Misto (mixed deep fried fish including whitebait, prawns, monkfish and squid), a Seabass and Monkfish Main each with various sides and an Expresso Pannacotta and Brownie with Ice Cream for dessert. We had two glasses of prosecco each plus a bottle of Portuguese white wine. Bill was £180 including service. Staff were very friendly. Service was good. Food was very tasty. Only reason didn’t give 5 stars was that the Fritto Misto wasnot as good as the other courses. But would definitely recommend and will go again.

SM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here several times over the years, small and well priced menu which is great so no wasting time choosing and says to me it is all fresh, good service and decent bottle of Sauvignon for not a lot of money either considering where the restaurant is.

RN
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Fish!
A bit slow on service but great value!
Highly recommend

N
London
25 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only went here for the Oysters as my wife loves them. They have an excellent deal of 3 Jerseys with a glass of champagne for £15. She was very happy with them.

s
London
28 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Like Fishworks...mains are great...starter portions are grossly overpriced...at least 3 garlic prawns are...

KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh Oysters, Fresh fishes and lovely service attendants !

JG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent but after arriving at 5.30 and not requiring a starter,the food did not arrive till 6.30. The theatre began at 7.00 so it was a rush to arrive on time.

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