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Parsons

4.6
4.6
264 Reviews
£26 to £40
Fish
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.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fish, Seafood, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    All Day Tue–Sat 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 3422 0221

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience form the friendly arrival to the delicious food and friendly atmosphere.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable staff, excellent food, an interesting wine list, and reasonably priced.
  3. b

    bn3163

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously fresh fish in a friendly atmosphere.
  4. A

    Alun

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had a very nice seafood dinner here, the food was good and the service too. Looking forward to returning soon.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My kids really like Parsons and it was nice to see the same staff there and some favourites still on the menu. Starters and the croquettes were the highlight especially the scallops sliders with squid rings that my daughter had great fun with. Turbot was deliciously crispy skinned with a luxurious butter sauce
  6. c

    cookie

    London

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. The potted shrimp croquettes were great and the fish pie had a beautifully cooked egg in the centre.
  7. F

    Fahmida

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The was great. Just wish they had some fried fish.
  8. A

    Amsterdam

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been several times. Parsons never disappoints!
  9. B

    Bakker

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tweede keer bij Parsons gegeten en was weer heerlijk. Een echte aanrader. De garnalen kroketten en de fish pie zijn een must eat!
  10. n

    nataliec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a good restaurant - the food was amazing, the service was great and it wasn't too busy. Would definitely visit again
  11. HC

    HungryChineseBoy

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Food is no longer good. Used to be a big fan of this place. Both food quality and service have gone down massively.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were impeccable.
  13. T

    Treetop

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner with a friend from New York . Attentive service and great food . Understandably limited space , but with the distance between tables being short and general noise, it was very difficult to hear my friends voice
  14. S

    davidS

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really lovely little restaurant. The staff were charming, efficient and knowledgeable and made our visit a delight. Extremely good fish and prices fair for the quality of the food. Will certainly be going back.
  15. F

    French

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Small restaurant in Covent Garden area that is very convenient for theatre or opera goers. Small selection that seems to assure that really fresh seafood is available that is expertly prepared.
  16. N

    Nick

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have been to for quite some time . Nick
  17. MB

    MalB

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb all round - great service
  18. AK

    AidanK

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Unpretentious and relaxed. Service was good. Good spot for a pre theatre meal
  19. D

    Daine

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved dining at Parsons - would absolutely visit again! We had some delicious oysters and the skate wing, which was very decadent. The bread basket is also a must (the Guinness bread!!). Fantastic wine list.
  20. S

    Sarah

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parsons is a lovely place. The food and wine is delicious, if pricey, and the staff can’t do enough for you. The only problem is space. It’s tiny and feels squashed. Although the upside to this is that you get to chat to your fellow diners and ask if they’d recommend their food choices should you feel so inclined. 😊
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were brilliant. We tried the lobsters and really enjoyed that as well
  22. JD

    JD83

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best fish in town
  23. FR

    FoodieRex

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Perfect for post-opera supper -- no one else there! But they took the trouble to cook our sea trout and mussels expressly for us, and wonderfully done
  24. CK

    ClemK

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Certainly one of the best restaurants for seafood in London. Great wine list by the glass which changes daily. Nice causal vibe.
  25. MD

    MDLondon

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place - this is the second time we’ve been, and we’ll definitely be back!
  26. a

    anon

    London

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent fish and seafood restaurant not far from Covent Garden. The fish is always fresh and to a very good standard here.
  27. 1

    1966mg

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was more difficult than I expected to find a seafood restaurant in London. By that I mean one that really concentrates on fresh, simply prepared fish and shellfish. Bingo. Charming spot, in jam packed Covent Garden. Friendly and relaxed and wonderful fish.
  28. AC

    AlanC

    Kent

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Well located and charming with a good selection of seafood although desert was distinctly average. Reasonable pricing given the location. Friendly and helpful service.
  29. ML

    MikL

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service!! Love this place! Seafood is always fresh and done well and great value as well.
  30. N

    Nikkid

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely little restaurant , food was good and the service is excellent, will be going again.
  31. RH

    RichardH

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous little friendly fish restaurant, full of character. The food was excellent the only negative was the value for money! Both against portion size and also the drinks are on the expensive side of fair.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favourite restaurant in all of London!!
  33. m

    melser

    London

    76 reviews

    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Smoked cod’s roe starter was creamy and delicious, and the marinated anchovies nice. We shared a piece of grilled turbot, excellent, so too the shared fish pie. A side order of broccoli had what I felt was an unnecessary amount of a sour lemony dressing. A glass each of white wine worked well, especially the Cretan one which we preferred to an Italian. We shall have to return to sample the apple tarte fine, as we were too full, and come earlier in the evening before the specials have sold out. Very enjoyable, though quite cramped and noisy.
  34. LA

    LynnA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a stunning meal at this bijou fish restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful with wine recommendations and the food was so lovely. The potted shrimp croquettes were so full of lip smacking flavour, we wanted to order more as soon as we’d devoured the first three! The fish pie is also a stunner. Highly recommended.
  35. CW

    CharlesW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un fussy food and environment, excellent service and delicious fish
  36. T

    Treetop

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious fresh fish . Side dishes - squid and stuffed cucumber were also excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing taste! Everything we tried was delicious!
  38. CW

    CharlesW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second delicious meal I have had at this restaurant
  39. AS

    AppleSai

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely fresh seafood. More natural wines would be great.
  40. HB

    HollyB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed, delicious and delightful. Enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching the chef work. Went for a selection of starters to share and crisp white wine. Reasonable price and relaxed experience.

FAQs

Parsons is rated 4.6 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Parsons

39 Endell Street London, WC2H 9BA

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Shorts Gardens

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    All Day Tue–Sat 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Fish, Seafood, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Wine

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