Seafood wonderland in Soho, London. opened
The renowned Amsterdam restaurant The Seafood Bar opens its first London outlet
The newly opened Seafood Bar in London’s Soho is a truly fresh addition to the capital’s dining scene.
The desire to eat seafood is a very special one, and while there is usually a fish option on every menu, if you really want seafood, you need to go to a specialist. Soho restaurant is the fifth offering from its Dutch family owners and their first business outside the Netherlands.
Jewel-like seafood exhibition
With decades of know-how and know-how, founder Fons de Visscher swapped his profession as a fishmonger for that of a restaurateur and created the first seafood bar in Amsterdam in 2012. The restaurant in London, Dean Street, is spacious, light, and airy. A fantastic variety of fruit de mer is presented like a jewel on glittering ice piles, from oysters and razor clams to king crabs, langoustines and more.
Your selections are brought to the table, arranged on the (always exciting) tiered tower, and the occasion is enhanced by a wine list that goes best with seafood. Far from forgetting the special delicacy of fried fish, the menu also features fish and chips, an “a la plancha” grill area (where food is cooked quickly on a very hot, flat surface) and an excellent and interesting selection of small plates and vegetable dishes.
As one would expect from lovers of seafood, everything is absolutely fresh, skilfully prepared and brought to the table with the greatest respect for the environment. The de Visscher family works closely with the producers to ensure that the fish is sourced sustainably and unprocessed, with a zero waste policy.
True to its name and lively Soho location, the Seafood Bar also has another type of bar downstairs – the one where you can sit and order a cocktail and plate of calamari. With a planned event schedule, including late night oyster parties, you can rest assured that this newcomer will be an exciting participant on the London restaurant scene. §