Fishworks - Swallow Street

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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!

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Tasting Platter with a carafe of wine £38.50pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 12:00-23:30, Mon-Sat 12:00-23:00

Showcasing the best of the sea - enjoy our 3 tiered tasting platter to share which includes 12 different types of fish to give you the all-round seafood experience. Served with a 500ml Carafe of our exclusive Fishworks Fernão Pires Wine shared between 2 persons.

What 2528 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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susanaL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a brilliant dinner night myself and my partner experienced at FishWorks in Swallow Street. We'll be heading there soon. Thank you for a memorable experience. The food was delightful and both desserts were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Mediocre. Good eat

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vipRegE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are seafood lovers who have frequented Fishworks. Never disappointed

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Ghiga
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good seafood and kind staff.
We got fish and chips, grilled salmon and oysters with champagne offer.

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Richardc
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food especially the sea bream and dover sole. Service unobtrusive.

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DavidB
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here several times. Always excellent choice of fresh fish beautifully prepared.

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner, the family really enjoyed the meal and the evening.

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PaoloV
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, service excellent and food really good

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Ollie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant lunchtime spot very close to the Royal Academy

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IsabellaM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Took a while for someone to take our orders. Main courses felt very overpriced for the quality of the food.

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AgnesC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was lovely but we were still a bit hungry when we left (no starter, only a main course with a side each) and no dessert on the menu so we went somewhere else for one

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JaneP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have the place open again and lovely to have a free welcoming glass of Prosecco. Service and food as good as ever.

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viprugbychieftain
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place so sad for the staff regarding the virus

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Sonya
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has a calm and relaxed atmosphere. The service was friendly and relaxed and the food excellent. My only issue is the very high prices - £36 for a small Dover sole with no accompaniments. It was delicious and beautifully cooked but the price was a bit over the top

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JulieM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was poor, food was abhorrent and we will not return.

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chiswickdiner
London
38 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent fish soup, followed by blackened mackerel from the menu of the day, both delicious and good value; the waiter was helpful and knowledgeable.

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BrianE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish choices always fresh, cooked to perfection. Friendly attentive staff!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
If I am back in London soon will go back great seafood and service
Wine was great to

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HarrietS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good lunch, the fish was delicious and really fresh.
Waiter and waitress attentive and friendly. Not too busy on a Friday at 1.00

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vipShawnE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scottish salmon and yellowfin. Keeps me going back

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Jeremy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good pre theatre menu and great service and the quality and presentation was very good.

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vipShawnE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fishworks consistently offers the freshest fish I know of in London

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vipSiobainR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent value for the set menu and very good quality fresh fish and presentation. I am never disappointed when I go there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Disappointed to receive prawns instead of calamari which we were told by the waitress that that was not on the menu, though it’s something we had ordered before. Perhaps the menus differ brach to branch. Other than that, great fresh food, lovely wine and overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely location.

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viplowregister
London
114 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pre-theatre set menu (available up to 6pm) was good value for money and the wine was reasonably priced. A good location, close to West End theatres.

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CKM01
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu has provided good choice varieties. I asked for pan fried fish and was told this was not provided for. The grilled salmon is very good. No complaint.

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vipClooney
London
73 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the pre-theatre menu which worked perfectly
Service was just right and food was good if not fantastic

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vipILChinese
London
157 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very fresh oysters. Delicious grilled lobster. Very attentive service. And all reasonably priced, especially for Mayfair

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. Been there many times. Food delicious but getting expensive. Nice friendly staff

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Vlpx0
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Usually a big fan but the service was so mixed. Basic errors in the kitchen like cold fish lightly seared

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AnnC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable. Friendly ,helpful staff and the food is of the highest quality. We have never been disappointed.

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theloop
Yorkshire
17 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just great.
I chose mussels to start and they were small, so tender and sweet.
My main course of Dover Sole and it cooked to perfection
Thoroughly enjoyable meal with lovely staff - would definitely return!

MJ
MikhailJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We used to go to this place for many years, but laser experience was very dissapointing., especially main dishes, all of them!

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vipSmartstar
London
50 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was my first time here.. brought my sister and brother-in-law over for a holiday.
Whole sea bass, apparently sensational, filleted sea bass apparently sensational, the hake special good but very firm and I had battered cod and chips with the best mushy peas I've tasted in a restaurant.. the starters were all good.. a good value restaurant plus 2 bottles of wine and several glasses of sparkling wine, oh and a coffee or two all at around ££75 a head.. pretty good for West end prices..

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Tichbu
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food here is consistently good and I love the bouillabaisse. I ordered “blinis with smoked salmon and caviar” as a starter from the Specials menu and was surprised to be presented with a single measly blini with not much caviar, looking very lonely in the middle of the plate! My exclamation of “only one” was greeted with the retort that caviar is expensive. Once I showed that the menu described “blinis” in the plural it was claimed that there was a mistake with the menu, but they did eventually agree to bring me one more. Could do better.

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vipNurt
London
39 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster was amazing, the ambiance great and wine was the right choice. I will come again.

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Chrisl
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was good, wine lovely. Fish stew a real disappointment, little flavour and little fish! Scallops unimaginative and turbot dull. Sorry!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Stale squid rings, clearly double fried to make them warm again/look ‘fresh’ - never again. There are plenty of far better seafood places, don’t waste your money there. Poor service, special request completely ignored.

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Colonel
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We experienced an enjoyable meal in the Fishworks. Very good value for London, two persons for just shy of 170.00 for a fish tasting 3 tier stacked platter and a buttered lobster with drinks.

Our only gripes was the guy serving our table lacked enthusiasm, lobster was on the overcooked side and the oysters were not shucked correctly. Truly great seafood does not seem to exist in the UK, venture to Brittany for an authentic Fruit de Mer experience.

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