Fishworks - Swallow Street

4.3
2190 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
Fishworks - Swallow Street is the latest addition to the FishWorks family and 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

January Fresh Set Menu: 2/3 courses £18/£22

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 January 2019

Ends: 31 January 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

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

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S
London
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints, very friendly staff and great food. Nothing too much trouble.

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AE
London
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three of us went for a very late lunch on Sunday after visiting the Royal Academy. I have visited FishWorks in Marleybone but not this branch. We warmly welcome and and given a nice table by the window. The set menu at £18 for two courses for £22 for three courses was very good value and everything we had was delicious. We chose butternut squash soup and sardines for starters, we all had hake with delicious lemon rice as a main course but we did add some chips. The lemon tart was scrummy as was the affogato. Service was very pleasant and the atmosphere was good

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Friendly welcoming as usual / this was my third visit but the experience was less than satisfactory.
My starter came long after my friends, the chips and spinach for our mains was cold so we had to send it back and wait ages for replacement meanwhile our fish was getting cold. The ginger and toffee pudding tasted more of lemon.
Such a shame:(

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RJ
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nothing really bad to say about the place.. soup strong and salty, scallops had breadcrumbs which swamped them a bit.
Fish slightly overcooked, the green veg had burnt almonds in it which was pointed out to the waitress, but not apologised for or taken off the bill.
Had better for less if I'm being honest.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

Heard good reviews but my experience was not so good. The food was poor and ambience lacking, however this was on a sunday so was quiet. I was disappointed with the food. I would not plan to return but I know people who have been and had a better experience.

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t
London
37 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently very good. All food is great and the service is just right.

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GD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Short notice decision but a good choice. Mixed (fish of course) grill was substantial and perfectly cooked. Service was discrete and maitre d let us talk for much longer than we should’ve been allowed to when it was that busy. Definitely going back.

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PN
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real favourite that never disappoints. Great fresh fish, brilliant service and atmosphere.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a stunning lunch , everything was perfect , can’t wait to revisit !

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place for a weekday dinner date with good deals for set menu.
The food was truly tasty and the service was very good too.
We were looked after Frencesco and he made our evening very special.
We will come again!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately the experience was not very positive and with it being both our initial visit and recommended to us our disappointment was even moreso.
The food was 'okay', nothing out of the ordinary for the restaurant as it is fish-centred. The Mussels and Scallops to start with were okay. The main courses of Sea bass and Mixed fish were ordinary in the extreme. All the side dishes were 'extra' and I had to prompt twice for table service to bring spoons for the side dishes!!!
The wine (for the price) was tasteless. All in all with service charge the meal came to £170 for 2 of us.
On leaving, the Attending waitress thrust our coats at us with with a perfunctory 'Thank You' that was as insincere and impersonal as crocodile tears.

All in all Fish 'does not' Work.

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S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, as always, freshly prepared and enticing. Lovely staff and great value, too. Plus an excellent location for theatre/cinema after.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality fish, perfectly cooked. Our server was lovely - friendly and responsive.

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MP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very pleasant restaurant and fairly priced, particularly as deals are often offered - in our case 30% of the a la carte food bill. The fish soup is reliable and was delicious. My wife had oysters to start, which were good but on the small side. To follow, she had a seafood linguine which she enjoyed very much. I chose lobster Thermidor which, unfortunately, was very disappointing. The lobster itself was overcooked and chewy and without flavour; the Thermidor sauce was very cheese heavy and unsubtle. Lobster is tricky to get right but a specialist fish restaurant should not make mistakes like this, particularly for an expensive item. We enjoy Fishworks. It is reliable and and we go there reasonably frequently. However, I shall not be having their lobster again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my Girlfriend to Fishworks on a Date during our stay in London. As we came in we were welcomed by very friendly staff and a very comfortable atmosphere. The choice of food on the Set Menu is on spot for fish-lovers and those who are ought to become one. Furthermore the accompanying Wine List and the restaurant’s recommendations match the menu as you could wish it to be. The harmonic atmosphere among the restaurant staff adds a very welcoming touch to one‘s stay at the restaurant.
In all I can recommend the restaurant to anyone who is looking for an affordable, delicious and comforting meal to anyone who is looking for anything from a date to a celebration in the center of London.

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SW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely fish, tasted very fresh, and well cooked. Good service. All in a great central location.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I found this restaurant last minute for our NYE dinner.
Food was fresh and tasty, atmosphere very nice and relaxed and very friendly and attentive staff.
A particular thanks goes to Dalia (hope the spelling is right) who gave the extra touch to our wonderful night!

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MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food lovely atmosphere, would return and recommend

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty and delicious. Service was very friendly and attentive.

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PG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time. Oysters and Dover Sole were all lovely. We had a very friendly waitress ( blond hair Australian I think)

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p
Buckinghamshire
74 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been before so knew what to expect.
The choice of Oysters was limited to tow and one variety was very salty and not that well prepared.
The grilled medley of fish was good and mixed salad and fries also.
Wine suggested for main was new wine for us and excellent vermentino?
Pudding orange cheescake was staggeringly good.
A good night out, not for every day dining?

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d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

been here a couple of times and always good recommend this restaurant if you like fish

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DG
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I paid £35 for a whole Lobster and it was absolutely tiny. Must have got no more than 7 mouthfuls! Never buy lobster from here. The scallops were bland and we had to salt nearly all our food. Shame. We spent £125 for two and regretted it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish platter for 2 was delicious and at an amazing value. Will return!

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BT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fresh and delicious, great place to enjoy seafood in the city.

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j
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal-great quality food, very good wine, fantastic and friendly service. Would certainly recommend.

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NR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good value, friendly staff, great menu choices, everything we had was good, including excellent ice cream!

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality and good value. The lunch menu is particularly good. The service was excellent

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were very pleased with our meal. Delicious fresh fish. We were delighted that the restaurant has a lovely welcoming atmosphere but is not noisy so that we were able to chat with our friends.
Staff very helpful and the service was excellent. Thoroughly recommend!

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always - a firm favourite for supper with friends

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Over all excellent Both food and wine delucious and good location

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KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a very wet Saturday afternoon, Fishworks was buzzing. Great atmosphere, lovely fresh fish and professional staff. What else could you want?

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular venue for all occasions. If you like fish and a place to enjoy company, this is it. Don't tell too many people or I won't be able to book a table.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good fresh fish well cooked and presented. The atmosphere had a good lively feel without being too loud. Look forward to the next time!

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CG
London
35 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent fresh fish on offer from their own counter. Very well cooked too!

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good value. Good locaton. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and the best service and waitress for a long time. I would highly recommend.

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P
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There on a very busy Saturday night and sat at the counter. Once I got a waiters attention and ordered, the food arrived quickly and was delicious. I never did get the second glass of wine I ordered. Would like to go back when it isn’t so busy.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood and wines : perfect
Thank you Daniella, was a great dinner !

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t
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us had lunch on a Saturday and even though the place was busy the service was still very good and friendly. The prawn cocktail and the hake were very good. Will always go back to this place

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