If you’re a fan of fish then Fish Market in London is the place to go.

If you’re a fan of chocolate then Fish Market in London is the place to go.

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness
Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Freshly caught fish of the day,

Sharing fish platters you dream about,

Well paired wine,

and the best bit of all… the chocolate dessert! But more of that later.

Fish Market, Liverpool Street

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness
Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

I arrived at Fish Market at 8.30pm and was instantly struck by the warm, cosy looking outside area, even on a dark rainy evening. I’m sure it is equally inviting on a summer’s evening too. We opted to sit inside so I could nosy at the fresh fish on display and to see what everyone else was eating.

Fish market liverpool street

The menu was long with a selection of different fish on the a la carte menu and an even bigger list on their Daily fish menu.

We started with a glass of South African Chenin Blanc, need to sort the important things first, followed by some warm sour dough bread and butter.

wine at Fish Market restaurant

fish market restaurant

JC at Fish Market restaurant

For our first course my friend JC and I opted to share the fish platter. It came filled with my favourite things, scallops, garlic king prawns, salt and pepper squid and fish goujons. It didn’t disappoint and we gobbled it down in record time.

fish market restaurant fish platter

fish market restaurant fish platter

fish market restaurant fish platter

fish market restaurant fish platter

fish market restaurant fish platter

fish market restaurant fish platter

For the main we both opted for fish from their market menu. I went for a whole seabass and JC a Red Gurnard, not a fish either of us had heard of before… and it looked a little scary for my liking.

seabass at Fish Market restaurant

Fish Market restaurant, Liverpool Street

The Market menu fish can come on the bone or filleted with a choice of sides and sauce. It was more than enough to fill us up, the fish was delicious and additional sides and sauces added to the flavours.

Fish Market restaurant, Liverpool Street

Fish Market restaurant, Liverpool Street

Fish Market Restaurant

Our waiters were very attentive and staff very knowledgable in answering our questions about wine and fish. Good job as I am not an expert in either, I just know they taste good.

Once our plates were clear, it was time…

To celebrate…

Chocolate Week 2015!

OK so technically Chocolate week doesn’t start until the 12th October, but I needed to get my tasting in soon so I could share my findings with you guys.

For dessert we both had their new signature Chocolate Pot. It was like a moussey, creamy, melty fondant (all technical terms?!) and it tasted delicious. It certainly didn’t last long and I feel I have done Chocolate Week justice already by celebrating with this treat.

Chocolate pot at Fish Market London

Chocolate pot at Fish Market London

Chocolate pot at Fish Market London

Once we were both sufficiently stuffed we headed next door for a couple of cocktails at The Old Bengal Bar to wash down our dinner. It was a stylish and peaceful bar, with creative cocktails like the Inu Rama, a rum based cocktail with passionfruit, bitters and grenadine, amongst other things.

cocktails at Old Bengal bar

cocktails at Old Bengal bar

Cocktails at Old Bengal Bar, London

I can imagine the vibe is very different on a Friday evening, but for a midweek cocktail this is a great place to relax and catch up with friends.

So perhaps not quite the chocolate filled post you expected, but what better way to celebrate Chocolate Week this year with fish, cocktails and s scrummy, gooey pot of chocolate?!

Chocolate week runs from 12th – 18th October 2015.┬áCelebrate… EAT CHOCOLATE!

chocolate week

 

5 Comments

  1. Yay for Fish Market. My fish does look a bit scary now I look back at it…

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