LONDON EATERIES – Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill, a fish lovers delight in the heart of London’s theatre land
Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill is nestled in the heart of London’s West End theatre district and a stones throw from the historic street of The Strand. The cute little road it is situated on has an array of bars and is right next to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Covent Garden. Whatever your plans for the evening, a show, watching some fun street Theatre in Covent Garden or a drink at the Savoy on the Strand, Loch Fyne can be the perfect start or end to your evening.
Whatever your plans for the evening, a show, watching some fun street Theatre in Covent Garden or a drink at the Savoy on the Strand, Loch Fyne can be the perfect start or end to your evening.
On entering the restaurant we were immediately greeted with a friendly face, the dining area had a wonderful ambience and the bar was open for before dinner drinks. It almost felt as if we had stepped off the streets of Paris into a parisian eatery. Happy faces of all ages could be seen enjoying the evening and gentle music playing in the background. Catherine’s Street is a a little road that is just off the main streets, but it was clear that this place was sort after as it was packed from wall to wall and there was not an empty table in sight.
When perusing the menu it was obvious that fish lovers are really spoilt for choice and the wine list was quite extensive. Our waitress was very helpful and had a great knowledge of the menu, she was also very amiable and flexible in ordering something a little different from a dish listed.. The first choice for our starter were the oysters, which were moreish, mouth watering, had a beautiful texture that slipped easily off the shell and were amazing with a slight squeeze of lemon. The manager Jurgita popped over from time to time to check everything was to our taste and it was clear that she ran the restaurant well.
When perusing the menu it was obvious that fish lovers are really spoilt for choice and the wine list was quite extensive.
The guests were a nice mix of ages, from business men out for a business meal, to a couple on a hot date and girls on a night out. The music was well chosen, just right to get you in the mood for a dinner and a chat with perfect company. In a restaurant that is fish based the vegetarian options were not plentiful, but the dish they had excited my guest – tortellini risotto with mushrooms. As a fish lover I could not have been happier with the wonderful choice of dishes and it certainly took me a while to choose. I choose the Seafood Grill, which arrived with an array of fish – Scottish salmon fillet, gilt-head bream, Scottish scallops, whole king prawn and Scottish rope-grown mussels, alongside new potatoes and spinach, all tenderly cooked and did not disappoint. Throughout the waitress was very attentive, handing us finger cleaning water with a smile during a hearty fish meal.
As a fish lover I could not have been happier with the wonderful choice of dishes and it certainly took me a while to choose.
There was too much temptation on the desert menu from a twist on the authentic cheesecake with an addition of passion fruit, to my absolute favourite creme brûlée and the classic cheese board. In the end we went for the mouth watering creme brûlée and passion fruit cheesecake. The cheesecake proved to be delightful tangy creamy mixture that tickled the taste buds and created the perfect end to a special night, while the brûlée had a crisp exterior and a tantalising creamy interior. The passion fruit sorbet and mango sorbet which accompanied the cheesecake was the perfect twin and an an after dinner delight.
I can not hesitate in recommending this amazing restaurant, Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill is one of those special finds that is perfect for any occasion and will keep you coming back time and time again.
Loch Fyne, 2-4 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5YJ
T: 020 7240 4999
Heart London 5 * rating
Cat, Heart London Magazine