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Trawler Trash Limited

4.3
50 reviews
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£25 and under
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Fish
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  • Comfort Food
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TURNING TRASH INTO TREASURE

HONOURING BRITISH, SEASONAL PRODUCE WHILST KEEPING LESSER KNOWN FISH AT THE FOREFRONT OF A CREATIVE MENU
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fish
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday:
12pm - 11pm
Sunday:
12pm - 9pm
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Phone number
020 7354 0276
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
A short walk from Highbury Islington Station.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
What 50 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Very nice deco and food were excellent.

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3.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Food was very good. Small mistake at the beginning as the server said they were almost completely out of wine due to late delivery. We settled on a bottle only to be told later that they did have all options. The server profusely apologised and did bring a free glass of prosecco. Hard to fault the response and would be happy to return!

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We chose Trawler Trash due to its sustainable fish ethic. The food was very good and the service friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Great food.... great service ....great value for money. Friendly and efficient staff and the food is top quality. I go there all the time with friends highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

I booked Trawler Trash as I wanted a fish and chip supper - and they delivered. However, if you also want to try something different from a fish and chip venue they have plenty to offer.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Had a lovely meal in Trawler Trash before a theatre trip - really good food & service, would visit again.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Very good food and great service. Will def try the home made desserts next time.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Nice relaxed venue for some great fish and chips.

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

We wanted a restaurant close to the Union Chapel. What a great find - excellent fish and chips and fish pie and a mainly fish centred menu. Nice wine list. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Definitely will return for another visit.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Very good food, lovely service, really nice decor - much better than when it was a fish and chip shop! Lovely the octopus - make sure you try it.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Nice food, good service. Casual restaurant behind a fish and chip shop. Wines and food but pricey but usual for area I guess.

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Definitely superior fish and chips - very friendly and efficient service.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Great night out. Superb food, beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

I absolutely loved our romantic Valentine's dinner at Trawler Trash - the decor is understated and cosy and the staff are so friendly. The food was wonderful, I love the oyster starter with zingy shallot vinegar and zesty lemon, followed by succulent lobster. The cheese plate was a really pleasant surprise - a decent variety of different cheeses with enough crackers, grapes and delicious quince jelly. My fiancé had the swordfish to start and said it was amazing, and a couple of people around us had mullet ceviche, which looked really good too, so we'll definitely be coming back soon! Our waitress Martina was an absolute star and even gave me a single red rose at the end of the meal - now that's service! Thank you for a lovely evening and see you soon

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

We very much enjoyed our evening.
Staff was lovely and food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Why didn't I eat at Trawler Trash earlier?!! I walk past the restaurant a lot and it's been on my 'to eat at' list for a loooong time. I also don't often eat at the same restaurant twice because there are so many good places to eat in London but I've since returned to Trawler Trash. I love seafood and everything on the menu here ticks a box for me. The oysters are also the best I've had in London - hands down. The fish pie is a winner and the happy hour cocktails are great value. I can't rate this restaurant highly enough.

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Lovely dinner, the restaurant is beautiful and the food and wine delicious.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

A fish lovers paradise ,we all enjoyed the menu and decor

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3.0Dined on 5 January 2018

We ordered oysters as starters and that was well presented and tasty. Then 2 different fish plates that lacked some seasoning. One was also a bit burned as well as the vegetables from the other. I mentioned it to the server when he asked if everything was ok and he just said “well, it’s grilled sir” as if that meant burning was normal...

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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

Great food and friendly highly efficient service made this very enjoyable, not the cheapest but the quality of everything justified that.

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3.0Dined on 8 December 2017

Lovely food. Pretty decor. Good value. Service chaotic. Bar limited

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3.0Dined on 29 November 2017

Amazing food, presentation great , food quick to order , restaurant really cold inside , waiters need to be more attentive

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4.0Dined on 29 November 2017

This was my third visit but sadly Trash is losing its edge. It opened bravely with non-mainstream fish across more than one dish on the menu. At launch it was fabulous cooking with intriguing opportunities to try unusual fish. On 29 November all the fish choices main course were items you would pick up in Tesco for cooking at home - salmon, probably farmed, cod/haddock in batter, sole (albeit called "witch" but sole is sole- a favourite in nursing homes).Thank goodness the chef's work was excellent and the starters were still interesting. But I am glad we had our 25% off card on this occasion. PLEASE Trash go back to being more interesting - what's the point of being a street away from Steve Hatt in Essex road? surely his thriving business shows you that it's worth putting least one gurnard offer or similar on the menu?

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1.0Dined on 29 November 2017

We were really looking forward to lunch at Trawler Trash particularly as we had seen the very good value set-menu on their website.

When we arrived the restaurant was completely empty at nearly 1pm on Upper street, not a great sign, and they gave us the main menu, no set-menu... We queried with this and was told there was no set menu, we told them about seeing it on the website, and the waiter then admitted, oh yes we've been trying to get them to take it down.

I'd love to be able to rate the meal but after seeing the prices we decided to leave, one dish was more expensive than the advertised 3 course set menu, and though the waiters were polite enough as we went elsewhere, their lack of custom was not too surprising. I would've thought for a table of 6 it would have been worth their while honoring the advertised set menu as it's their mistake (seriously how long does it take to remove a set menu from a website?), but apparently not, even when you have no other customers.

There is a lot of competition for great restaurants on Upper Street, all offering good value lunch menus, this is definitely not one of them.

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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Having recently lost both Fish and Chip restaurants on Upper Street it was great to see that Trawler Trash had opened. The fish was some of the best I have had and overall the food was great.

Service was mixed and the place was empty which was a shame (although it was early). I will be back so I hope that Trawler sticks around for a while

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

One of my favourite restaurants!
Food is fresh and they have created a really nice atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Review of trawler trash
If carlsberg did service then this is the place.
My girlfriend and I went to see what this little fish restaurant had to offer. I had one of those nights where everything I chose just didn’t agree with my palate My girlfriend chose a wine which wasn’t up to scratch but with in an instance they changed it to a very drinkable wine. The oysters were fresh and delicious. Each dish my partner chose had flavour, look delicious and hit the button. I chose a mackerel carbonara which didn’t work in my opinion. The staff over heard our conversation and immediately came over and offered me an alternative. I declined as it was my choice that was the problem and not the food, they removed the meal from our bill. Polite and attentive all through are meal they were first class. People say that the food and the venue make a good restaurant but service is up there with those. I would definitely go back because of the staff and hopefully pick something that agrees with me. Thank for a lovely evening.
Martin

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

We were so please when TT opened as we had been looking for a good fish restaurant for a while- and boy we found it. The food is incredible and the service brilliant. They do great cocktails too. Love this place! Go!

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5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

Quite an uplifting experience. Good all round. Excellent toilets too, which indicated a good general standard of hygiene. Side tables cramped, though, with uncomfortably upright seats.

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4.0Dined on 7 November 2017

Very good fish menu, nicely cooked and attentive service. Good wines by the glass, eg an excellent Viognier.

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3.0Dined on 22 October 2017

Well.... it was alright I guess.... the decor was quite novelty and furniture modern....low light setting which created a lil ambience. The good was ok .....and that's why I don't rate this place highly ..... I could have cooked this at home easily and matched what the chefs had prepared ....though it was nice food ...there was no big wow to it!
Scampi was good for the starters ...sardines lacked flavour . The tastiest things we ate were the sauces accompanying the meals and tomato garnish to be honest.
It was a cute place and waiting staff lovely don't get me wrong but the menu needs a whoosh fabulousness to it. Consider a seafood platter also instead of just oysters. I was hoping for calamari and massive shrimp and crab claws ....but none.... mussels were ok...but far too creamy ....and not enough garlic.

2 starters 3 mains 2 cocktails and a glass of wine £100 which was a little steep for what we got....not too bad yea.....but if the food was an 8 ...i wouldn't grumble at all.

Thank you for your kind service none the less x

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5.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Staff are extremely accommodating and friendly - 10 out of 10 . The starters were amazing (definitely order the octopus) and the mains were good. A good selection of drinks for everyone to enjoy as well. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Food was delicious. The octopus starter and the salmon pasta were delicious, as well as the sorbets for dessert. Everything freshly made by the chefs cooking at the front, feels very personal. The place is very small and we were in a two- person booth which was quite cosy, only suggestions would be to try getting a table in the back with more space.
The owner and wait staff were very friendly and attentive, I'd recommend highly! Seems like a hidden gem in Islington!

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5.0Dined on 26 September 2017

Takes seafood to another level. Great food, great staff. The combination made a quick early evening, pre event meal, something special.

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4.0Dined on 24 September 2017

We had a nice meal that was very good value. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 23 September 2017

My good lady enjoyed her oysters; My boy and I enjoyed our fish n chips!

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5.0Dined on 19 September 2017

after being sat down and told that four of the white wine options weren't available (strange for a fish restaurant) I was very disappointed and not expecting much to improve however the food ordered was actually delicious, the octopus especially was cooked perfectly and the Fish cakes were also very tasty. We also had the homemade sorbet selection for dessert and it was hard to pick a favourite flavour. I would go back, but I do hope they have their wine list sorted by then!

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5.0Dined on 16 September 2017

Had a really enjoyable meal with friends to celebrate a birthday. Service was very customer service oriented, food was very good - really liked the ambiance (they had a very eclectic play list). Will definitely head back at some point.

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4.0Dined on 15 September 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Trawler trash, staff service and food were all very good.

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3.0Dined on 15 September 2017

They really tired, but the food was poor. £14 for a small-ish fish and chips and the fish was poor, slimy, not good - the scampi was OK. Got part of our order wrong and tried to rectify with a discount, so fair play to them, but I really couldn't recommend, I'm afraid. Also, quite a tense atmosphere - staff were trying to be friendly, but it all felt a bit uneasy.Hopefully, over time they can get their act together.

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