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!

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 2389 People Are Saying
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V
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

3pm on a Friday isn't a typical time to eat but the staff at Fishworks were excellent. My partner and I had the 3 tier tasting feast and it was all perfectly cooked.

DP
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food. The staff went out of their way to help us. Highly recommended.

B
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

a lovely place with tasty food, my wife and her friend devoured the platter and my cod was perfectly cooked.

DM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment, very attentive service with no sense of rush. Food was enjoyable and plentiful.

v
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, found it by chance last year. Have been back a few times, shame its not closer to me.
Food is always fantastic. Catch of the day, is just that, fresh, it's so nice to be able to speak to the fishmonger and discuss the fish, getting information for you to make an informed choice.
Deserts are nice, always a good selection to choose from.
I highly recommend Fishworks.

C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food in a great setting and greeted by lovely people. Some of the service great - some less so. Forgot the side dish we ordered but we didn’t need it so not a problem. Waitresses seemed to slam the food on the table and we had to rearrange the table around them - not how it’s meant to be.

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

Qui si mangia il pesce fresco ottimo! Qualità prezzo ottimo. Grazie ragazzi stasera ho mangiato benissimo 👍

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IS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Food. It’s a pitty that the music destroyed our experience

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

One of the best seafood restaurants in London - try the scallops! Very tasty and I love the whole oven roasted sea bass .

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully cooked, well presented fish! So impressed with lunch I went back for dinner.

B
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely busy vibe about the restaurant. Not noise but a nice buzz. The staff are efficient and polite . The food was good - my colleagues loved the Tuna .

IW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The fish is always good but the vegetables are rubbish how difficult is it to cook chips or fries. Even McDonalds can manage that perfectly every time so why do fish works offer soggy greasy bits of potato at silly prices and pretend that they are chips. They don't offer fries. Don't think that new potatoes are a viable option undercooked or reheated they are even worse and don't even think about a green veg. Try Wrights Oyster bar in Soho to Mark Hix same price but better.

MH
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was very slow to start. My turbot meal was lovely and good portion of side of veg. My husband had lobster and steak. poor value - very bad piece of steak with grizzle and asked for mustard to which they had none. Lobster was fine. Small portion of ok chips. On the whole I’d return but my husband wouldn’t. Also a cocktail appeared on our bill which we didn’t have. It was removed when my husband pointed this out and the waiter apologised and said it was from the people who’d sat at the table before us! So, do check your bill!

BK
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved it!!!! and my friend felt the same. Food was excellent - Fish Soup just fabulous could have had 2 bowls. The service by my Cuban Waiter was brilliant he was outstanding from assisting with wine choices right through to dessert. Will definitely be returning for the same dishes and again and again to try other dishes. The Seabass was cooked to perfection.

CS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were very disappointed with our visit to Fishworks. It is our favourite restaurant in London and we always go there when we visit London. However we arrived to find that they had no crab or seafood so the Saefood Platter which we usually order was not available. Also it was not very busy in the restaurant but we had to wait 45 minutes before we had any food. The food was as good as usual though, even though we couldn't have our favourite. Probably being a Sunday they were waiting for a delivery!

m
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food and service from a friendly waiter. estaurant is in a good buzzy location with a good choice of menu options

AW
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
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 on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

AB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
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 on 17 September 2019
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
31 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
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

m
London
59 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I took my 8-year-old niece and was pleasantly surprised that they had an activity sheet to keep her amused.

AW
Miami
8 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.

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