Food was amazing. Had brilliant fries, brown shrimp croquettes, crab pisadilliere green salad some wine and salad. All were wonderful. Service was excellent. Total bill including 12.5% service charge was under L30 so great value. Would go once a week if I lived closer.
Fabulous small seafood restaurant in Covent Garden. Fitted out like an old time fish monger's shop. Food is excellent, good buzz in the place. It is cosy though, so keep the elbows in. Wine list has a great selection but is a little pricey.
Wonderful experience. There is nothing not to love about this place. Deserves all of the praise it is rightfully receiving.
went on the back of Tim Haywards review in the FT and were not disappointed. Fantastic seafood, lovely small plate menu, and a charming antipodean waitress who gave great wine recommendations. Not all the food was too our tastes but that is not a complaint about the kitchen - other diners would love them. Highlights were the incredible brown crab pissaladiere (?), shrimp croquettes, lobster mash, fish pie and the nicest chips you will have in a long time. great great wine list, a smashing little gem of a place.
Excellent fish meal. Great crab, oysters, Dover sole.
A great meal experience.
We were a party of 3 and given a table for 2 with an additional chair stuck on the end . It was cramped and uncomfortable and backing on to 2 other tables . The food was mixed .The black rice was just a mush . The acoustics are dreadful so rather than it being a buzzy atmosphere it was just an unpleasant din. The staff were friendly . cAltogether a disappointing experience having read a great review from Tim Hayward .
It's a bit of a tight squeeze here so not ideal for anyone who wants privacy or struggles with background noise but the food makes the discomfort more than worthwhile. You could easily eat just from the small plates menu: the bread and seaweed butter was outstanding, the brown shrimp croquettes were rich and enticing, the salt cod fritters spicy, the clam chowder a far more subtle version than the heavy dishes you get in the States. Mains consist of whatever fresh fish is available on the day: in our case, a good-sized fillet of grey mullet with fries and mussels with chorizo and tomato were both excellent. Pudding was a so-so slice of apple tart although it might have been better had it not sat unnoticed in the dumb waiter until we prompted the human one. Service overall was charming but patchy, possibly a consequence of a tiny kitchen being overrun in the pre-theatre spot.
I was so keen on this restaurant, I love sister 10 cases across the road and I've been trying to dine here since from their opening. We had a good time at dinner, took them a bit to give us the tale but offered us to glasses to make up for it (good!), the fish/shellfish is nice, nothing particularly memorable, however it may have been our choice of wine but we both woke up with hangover symptoms after only a bottle of white wine shared between two, which is absolutely never the case. Was the wine of poor quality? Was it the fish? I don't know but I have to say that I am not sure I'll be back because of that
Excellent food in a "buzzy" enviornment with good service. Great fish.
Laid back, friendly service and delicious food. Perfect for a date night.
Simply divine in every way. Ambience out of this world. Service superb, simultaneously very friendly yet very dignified, attentive but not overpowering in any way. And Chef in unbelievable form. The Sea Bream to die for, Lobster Mash sent a shiver down my spine it was that good, and the Apple Tarte Fine was a "un poème". My date was teetotal, but the wines, oh! the wines............
Small cosy setting. Can be a little tight. Lovely staff & excellent service. Fresh & original menu.
Excellent meal in a compact, tile-lined restaurant. Although they have a menu for starters, savoury and sides, most of the menu will be written on the walls, so dictated by whatever they have bought that day. Everything perfectly cooked, great service and a decent wine list, with plenty of wine by the glass too
Our experience at Parsons was superb. The food was absolutely delicious. I shall return. Again and again.
And again :)
Great, non-BS food, great service and a great ambience in this small fish restaurant across from 10 Cases.
It is hard to find fish cooked this well anywhere in London. Wine list is also fantastic and offers some great stuff at reasonable prices.
Delightful and efficient staff. Great room. Food was every bit as good as I had expected. Original menu. Potted Shrimp Croquettes, Brown Crab Pissaladière and Clam Chowder were delicious.
Minor Downside: Whilst Jay Rayner may have loved the chips I'm not so keen. A little overdone. Doesnt change my view one iota. I'll be back soon - so many other dishes to try..
Great food and very good service
Will for sure go back -
A lovely small, vibrant place in which to eat great fish
Sophisticated and delicate versions of everyday dishes. Friendly service and reasonable prices. Loved it, we will be back.
Visited after reading glowing reviews . Not disappointed . Helpful,friendly staff and excellent food . Suggested an alternative grape when our chosen bottle had sold out and it was new to us, better and cheaper ! Really know their menus . Excellent all round . Thank you .
Innovative fish menus. Worth sharing multiple starters to taste the range of styles and ingredients. Dining area a bit cramped, suggest best for local lunches. Fish pie is superb and a very generous portion. Wine list is weak, only Chardonnay was £70.
Charming service, absolutely delicious food. It's a tightly packed little restaurant. Very good choice of wine by the glass - except, bizarrely, fizz. But to be clear, I'd go back again today and tomorrow like a shot!
Delicious fish and shellfish in welcoming and cosy space
Great concept, variable food. Order carefully.
It was a brilliant evening, the staff, food and atmosphere were all extremely great.
Wd did however have to wait 20 minutes for our table however we were able to sit at the bar whilst we waited so it wasn't a problem.
Small, noisy & crowded, but what a restaurant! - genuinely good service and natural welcome that made a simple lunch into a relaxed and enjoyable affair. Food in small doses to impeccable standards, I only wish I had more time to explore the menu.
Never disappoints - outstanding food and service as always. I look forward to eating here again... and again... and again!
Wonderfully focused menu in a warm and intimate Venu. We had the best and seafood we've ever had in London.
An amazing meal and welcome.
Ate here with my son after a matinee show- grear experience. All three pre srarters a Wow especially shrimp croquetes.
Clam chowder better than any I had in Boston. Fish pie a glorious celebration of the sea and teamed with lobster mash it certainly fulfiled our appetites. Having recently returned from Lisbon where the fish restaurants were superb, Parsons certainly deserves to be up there with the best!
Our group of 4 had a wonderful time here! The restaurant is very small but super cute, loved the tiling, menus written on the mirrors, high table seats (including the ones at the bar looking onto the kitchen - great for 1 or 2) and the little counters in the window to watch the world go by.
The menu is compact but is supplemented by the daily specials board, a couple of which were no longer available but I take that as a good sign that it's really fresh and truly bought daily.
We managed to order about half the dishes on the menu which was easy to do for 4 people, mixing and matching nibbles, starter plates and sides and just one of the main dishes. Everything was delicious, real standouts being the potted shrimp croquettes, octopus and clam chowder. Everything was fresh, light and not too fussy, and the service was just right - friendly and attentive but discreet. They were also very kind enough to offer us some glasses of a delicious sparkling wine as they overheard we were celebrating a birthday!
Despite our very ambitious ordering, all the food came to £28pp.
All in all, a really wonderful night out in a place that feels like a little neighbourhood gem while still feeling like a special treat.
We ordered a generous amount of food and it was all brought out at a relaxed pace (not to hurried, not slow) so it felt like we had ordered a tasting menu (in a good way). Generous portions of delicious food - the sea trout tartare was sublime. Perfect place for a long lunch.
An excellent lunch with superb food from a fairly short menu (with mains changing regularly), shrimp croquettes, salt cod fritters, crab pissaladière and chowder all fantastic, and that's before the main course. Wine by the glass, carafe and bottle all very good and a selection of reasonably priced options. Service was wonderful and it's a lovely, albeit small, room. We'll definitely be going back!
Service was fantastic. Attentive and authentic. Part of the issue may have been we ordered too much. The Fish Pie is definitely not to miss. Other dishes where all well cooked and seasoned and tasty.
We had booked a table for 8:30 pm. We arrived about ten minutes early but had to wait at least 40 minutes until our table was ready. I think the staff need to be a bit more vigorous in moving people on. My friend sent her bream back as it was tepid and undercooked. Quite frankly I should have done the same with my monkfish which was tepid and tough. The waitress gave us complimentary nibbles because we had had such a long wait and also offered us a pudding on the house which neither of us wanted. Quite frankly the fish was so expensive they should have offered us a reduction if not the whole meal on the house.
Excellent fish and seafood cooking with a couple of meat "sides" and delicious cooked/blanched salad accompaniments. Short menu. Main fish offerings dependent on the market. Creative but not complicated. Small - only about 24 covers - and tables pretty closely spaced. Not the place for discrete conversation. Charming service. A blip in delivery of main courses was swiftly corrected and generously compensated. A class act.
It became my new favourite spot! Great food and ambience. Perfect for a date night. The space is quite small, so the tables are very closely located next to each other. I had a great time and would definitely recommend this place!
Great spot for late night seafood - well prepared in a beautiful tiled space
Had a great time and would love to come back. Service was excellent too.
Our visit was for lunch. The food was very well cooked and delious and the wine was great. Table very small to put various small sharing starters. The restaurant is very cramped and I thought the “wine island” a waste of valuable space, valuable as in if this was removed it would make a big difference to the ambiance. Having said all this it’s not a girly lunch venue more for business. Excellent service .