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About Parsons

From the guys who brought you The 10 Cases just over the road, Parsons is their unassuming little fish restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. We offer a wide range of seafood, freshly landed fish, as well as more classic fish dishes inspired from the British Isles and beyond.

39 Endell Street
London, WC2H 9BA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fish, Seafood, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday Parsons is open for lunch 12-3pm and dinner 5-11pm.

On Fridays and Saturday we serve all day.

Closed on Sundays.

Cross Street:
Shorts Gardens

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3422 0221

Website:
http://www.parsonslondon.co.uk/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Wine

Parsons Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a little gem, excellent food: the lobster mash is a must-have! The wine list is lit up by interesting well-chosen varieties. The service is friendly and unobtrusive, highly recommend Parsons!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. Definitely recommend for excellent seafood

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

There was a lot of hype going into our reservation at Parsons and I'm happy to say it lived up, if not, exceed expectations! It was quiet when we first arrived (a bit eerie) and then quickly every table was filled (and on a Monday night).

We ordered the octopus and mussels to start which were divine. Some of the nicest mussels I have had! For mains we ordered the plaice with a side of broccoli and the fish pie with chips. The place was perfectly cooked and seasoned and fell off the bone. My friend said the fish pie was one of the best he's ever had and he is really hard to please.

Overall a great restaurant with simple yet amazing seafood. It's quite small inside so I would recommend for two to four. I'll be back again soon!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on 15 January 2018

Without a doubt one of the finest fish meals I have had in England in the last 40 years.

If you are a fish lover, this is the place to come to.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Kent)·Dined on 9 January 2018

What a gem this is, from the lovely 10 Cases people over the road. Tiny and cramped, but lovingly created in the tiled style of an old fishmonger's with a superb short all-fish menu and fair pricing throughout, plus the great wines and amiable service of its sister restaurant. Brown crab pissaladiere was outrageously good with an aperitif glass of melon de bourgogne. Plump Cornish mussels with a Spanish twist were succulent and tasty, though I would prefer a bowl for shells and a proper finger bowl please. Fish pie (cod, ling and a trace of salmon) was expertly seasoned and smooth as silk - sweet and excellent with the bitter charred treviso side. Both it and an expertly cooked skate wing with lobster mash (unmissable) went well with the crisp medium-bodied glass of Weissburgunder we chose next. Porthilly oysters included the biggest one either of us had ever seen. We didn't get the low table booked and would have preferred it to perching, but did get a bar table to ourselves, so kind and friendly service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2018

Four of us had lunch here on Saturday and had a very pleasant time. The service is really helpful and friendly and the food is excellent. Three of us had gurnard which was perfectly cooked and elegantly presented. To start with we shared some salt cod fritters, grilled prawns and potted shrimp croquettes which were all delicious. We can highly recommend this new restaurant and we will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 21 December 2017

As fans of the sister restaurant the Ten Cases and fish lovers we decided to book in to this restaurant before it opened. We were not disappointed. The seafood and fish selection was excellent and simply but beautifully prepared. It was all so tasty. The service was also excellent. Friendly and attentive. The wine list has a wide range of whites from around the globe. The room itself is tiny but there has obviously been a lot of thought gone into the design. Lively ambience as the noise of chatter bounced off the tiled walls. All in all an excellent meal and we’ll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 20 December 2017

Best fish pie I've ever had, and the fish & sea food was to die for. Lovely service, fantastic decor and a very pleasant atmosphere.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2017

We had great lunch. Delicious food (amazing scallops!), good wine and great, friendly and professional service (thanks Annabel!) Nice décor, nice clientèle. Next meal already booked!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2017

Really impressive wine list, as you would expect from the sibling of Ten Cases across the street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2017

Fantastic fresh fresh, superbly cooked. The best piece of plaice I have ever eaten
Great service aimed at giving you just what you want from a selection of small plates (the shellfish was wonderful) to the traditional starter and main route.

An extensive, good value wine list served by knowledgeable staff.

This is my perfect restaurant

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

I am a regular at 10 Cases, so when I heard that they were opening a fish restaurant across the road, I had to try it. As you would expect, it was just a fantastic dining experience. Friendly helpful staff who will help you with wine recommendations to accompany the food (without breaking the bank). Great atmosphere (intimate, but buzzy).... and the food was amazing. This will also become a regular haunt.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 12 December 2017

From the same lovely people of 10 Cases in the same street, Parsons is a new small (yes, intimate) restaurant dedicated to fish and seafood with the same attention to detail as regards provenance and decent wine. The courteous and friendly front of house team guided myself and my lunchtime dining companion through the menu and specials written up on the mirrored and tiled interior. Sensible portions and accompaniments which don't overpower the flavours of the core menu made for a relaxed and unhurried experience. Well worth a visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Great to have a new fish restaurant in Covent Garden - We we were torn between the interesting smaller dishes and fresh fish cooked plain and simple. Definitely will be back soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Brand new neighborhood seafood restaurant in Covent Garden. Seating is tight but ambiance is good and fish is fresh and very tasty. Well worth trying and likely to become a popular place for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 6 December 2017

I ate a delicious lunch at Parsons during their first full week of full trading. Fantastic and helpful service led to a very good scallops starter and an excellent fish pie with tenderstem broccoli with preserved lemon. Matched with two glasses of wine from fourteen available by the glass the overall quality and value for money was first class. Definitely on the list for a revisit very soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 6 December 2017

Just the perfect fish restaurant - properly fresh everything, staff who love what they do and know what they're doing, sensational wines...the full monty. And no need for the customary lion bar on the way home.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

This is one of those places you're supposed to find in Paris (but rarely do): an unpretentious and very cramped small parlour, dishing up a small range of simple seafood dishes (and oysters), done to perfection. Perfect pre-ROH.

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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Five of us had a very enjoyable dinner and all liked the choices we made. There were some unusual items like razor clams. We drank good champagne, stout and wine. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. Noise levels were rather high, perhaps on account of the small space with tiled walls, but we won't let that stop us going back for another delicious meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2018

Was taken for my birthday lunch. Tiny, cafe style space but nicely done. Earnest service. Fabulous fishy food that leapt off the plat. The mussels were exceptional, the lobster mash was to die for and my skate wing beautifully cooked. Maybe not quite enough choice for the main courses but a lovely place of deep, simple pleasures for seafood lovers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Food was very good (we went for a large selection of starters / small plates instead of mains). Service was excellent, with strong recommendations and staff were very attentive / welcoming.

The only downside was that despite booking and it only being 8pm on a Friday night, the restaurant had run out of oysters, which was disappointing :(

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Wonderful fresh seafood with excellent friendly service. Sister restaurant to 10 Cases across the road but I thought the food was even better at Parsons. Very convenient for Covent Garden and shows at the Donmar Warehouse

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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Just opened, never sure how it will all be, but really impressed with choice of fish & seafood which all tasted fantastic, I think the scallops were the best I have tasted. Great wine selection too.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

Great to see 10 Cases opening a fish restaurant at last. Great food and when full great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

A new restaurant with good ambience and knowledgeable staff in the same ownership as 10Cases just across the road . Simple fish dominated menus and excellent affordable wine list. No frills is a virtue and quality ingredients and cooking. We loved it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing experience ,no soft drinks ,no decaf coffee, tables minute ,very little room
How does a restaurant get into Open Tables top 10 by early Jan when it only opened on 16 Dec 2017 and was closed for 10d over Christmas !!! Do people pay to get in the top 10 ???

Tags: Quick Bite
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