From Sea to Plate: FishWorks Sails Into Covent Garden

Located in the heart of London’s theatreland, the recently opened FishWorks Covent Garden serves up the freshest of fish and seafood in the city, responsibly sourced from Devon and Cornwall’s fish markets and day boats. Add to this a beautiful marble oyster bar, an in-house fishmonger for taking a taste of the coast home and an opulent private dining room, and FishWorks Covent Garden is the most perfect spot for business lunches, pre-theatre dining, leisurely dinners and private parties.

PESCATARIAN PLATES

From lunch through to dinner, the á la carte menu will satisfy any pescatarian passion. Lavish lobster dishes, cracking crab and towering fruits de mer platters sit alongside a variety of classic and contemporary fish dishes including a divine day boat Dover sole, simply cooked with the respect it deserves, a classic fish and chips given a luxe touch with monkfish, and the daily catch from the counter, served whole or filleted at the table. Opt for the seafood bouillabaisse and FishWorks will donate £1 to the Fishermen’s Mission charity.

Come Sundays it’s all about free-flowing prosecco – enjoy three courses with bottomless prosecco or wine for £38.50 per person.

THE OYSTER BAR

Running along the main dining area you will find the dedicated oyster bar, fully fitted with built-in ice trays and piled high with freshly shucked oysters. Prop yourself up at the bar with a dozen bivalves and a chilled glass of champagne for the perfect light lunch.  With its location, in the heart of London’s theatre district, FishWorks oyster bar is the perfect spot for a quick bite to eat before taking in a West End show.  

Alternatively, dine in the restaurant with the theatre menu offering two courses for £16.50 and three for £20.50And that’s not all – pre-theatre guests are invited toreturn after the show for a digestif, receiving £10 off their bar bill.

SEAFARING SIPS

Fresh seafood deserves beautifully paired wines, and FishWorks list of small-batch wines and champagnes has been curated by sommelier Tim McLaughlin-Green. The wine list also features a selection of ‘maritime’ wines, produced within 10 miles of the coast, and exhibiting a slight salty note that perfectly pairs with seafood. For something a little stronger, the ‘spritz collection’ features premium spirits and award-winning premium mixers – try the Dark and Stormy Twist, a blend of Havana Club Dark Rum and No 4 Chocolate Tonic. A wide selection of beers and spirits is also available.

PRIVATE DINING

Descend the spiralled staircase down to The Cove, a flexible dining space with opulent yet relaxed interiors. The Cove can accommodate up to 40 seated guests and 60 for a reception with a selection of dining packages starting from £35 per person.

THE FISHMONGER

FishWorks in-house fish counter stands at the entrance to the restaurant and boasts the freshest display of the morning’s catch, from south coast wet fish through to crustacea and shellfish. Ask the specialist fishmonger for advice and recipes whilst he expertly fillets and prepares your catch to take home. Pair with a choice of specially created homemade sauces to bring your fish dish to life.

DEEP SEA DÉCOR

The elegant and contemporary restaurant is flooded with natural light courtesy of the expansive windows that surround the main dining area. The colour palette of soft blues, greys and white is nautically inspired, which we love! Traditional white tiling with ad hoc fish motifs is paired with two stand-out feature walls designed with copper ‘fish-scales’ to bring warmth and contrast to the space. Low hanging rope-effect lighted takes inspiration from the cabins of traditional fishing boats.

MASTERCLASSES & SOMMELIER DINNERS

Looking to learn? Then book onto one of FishWorks’ legendary oyster masterclasses, where guests will dive into the origins of oysters before shucking and tasting 12 different oysters, each with its own wine pairing.

For lovers of fine wine, the restaurant’s regular Sommelier Dinners feature exciting and innovative wine makers from across the globe with guest wines paired with especially developed fish dishes. 

Diana Simpson

Diana is a passionate journalist and a curious soul who is on the quest of finding what she loves the most; coffee, dogs, books or traveling? Born and bred in London, writing is her healing power.

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