Part of the D&D group, Fish Market is a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station, so a good one to have up your sleeve if you’re looking for a convenient place to meet up with the gang. Part of New Street Warehouse, Fish Market is as you’d expect, all about the seafood. We went to check out their ‘Brunch off the Boat’ menu which is available on Saturday’s and whilst you won’t be setting sail anywhere, we’d happily drop our anchor here again.
The menu begins with a reviving bloody mary (made with either vodka, gin or tequila) and an oyster which you need to collect from the counter, where it’s shucked and dressed however you like it. We’re pretty boring and tend to go for a simple shallot vinaigrette but with so much on offer, we experimented by adding pomegranates too.
Starters have a breakfast vibe about them, with the likes of dippy egg served with pretty trout roe and sourdough soldiers or smoked Peterhead kippers with seaweed butter and sourdough toast. We both ended up going for the crumpet topped with a selection of juicy prawns, spinach, perfectly poached Clarence Court eggs and creamy hollandaise sauce. You can also get it with smoked salmon or white crab meat should you prefer.
After that you’ll want to go for the seafood sharing platter which contains all the fishy bits you’d want – if you can convince a friend to go halves with you. Highlights included the dressed crab, (more!) oysters, shell-on prawns, mussels, cockles and a sea bream ceviche with chunks of avocado. There are also a selection of fish rolls and burgers which sounded pretty good too. Either way, bottomless bubbles are a must. Choose from prosecco or Moet (yes, please!).
We had to shoot off before we got to try dessert but lemon posset with ginger shortbread and melting chocolate pudding with hazelnut biscuit and calvados ice cream sounds right up our street.
Two/three courses including bottomless prosecco is £35/40
Two/three courses including Moët and Chandon is £70/75