It was a place I had my eye on for a while. I love Soho as it is and I used to walk along Brewer Street, past this place alot.
I simply LOVE seafood.
The seating along the windows allowing folks to enjoy their lunch/dinner and watch the people go by, I loved this.
The giant crab on the wall outside, I loved this.
The beautiful array of seafood on the ice shelf in the window, I loved this too.
When would I get to go???
Finally, my time had come. My partner surprised me by taking me here on my birthday. Whoop! My hinting had finally paid off 🙂
But was it worth the wait?
When you first enter the restaurant, you will notice that it is quite small. Size isn’t everything. This small restaurant certainly packs a punch in the seafood eatery steaks!!
There is a giant disco ball in the middle of the ceiling and tables that are made for groups. We sat side by side, facing out to watch the people go by. I’m a big fan of people watching!
There was a group of women out for a birthday on the table behind us and a couple of other people had also decided to get there just on opening time, to secure our seats on this busy Saturday. The atmosphere was buzzing and I was very excited for what I was about to put in my face.
We opted to have the Grilled Queen Scallops and the Calamari Frites to start.
The presentation of both was beautiful. Both dishes were excellent. I was particularly pleased with my scallops choice. The little pieces of pancetta were delightful. Scallops cooked to perfection.
For the main, I opted for grilled seabass and my partner went for R&A deep fried haddock and chips.
Again, the presentation for both was beautiful.
I could see that a few people had opted for the R&A popular dish. They looked great.
Beaming with our glasses of prosecco, we couldn’t wait to tuck into the mains.
My seabass was gorgeous. I couldn’t fault it. There was wilted spinach and roast parmentier potatoes to go with it. All was about right for my greedy seafood tummy.
The aubergine puree was a perfect accompaniment to the fish.
Boneless dishes too, this was great news. There’s nothing worse than enjoying a dish and finding a tiny fish bone.
The haddock and chips was also really tasty. I would recommend both, highly!
I didn’t want the meal to end.
There is an open section of the bar and you can see all of the fresh fish on the iceshelf which is displayed in the window.
The restaurant also offers ‘specials’, in the form of both drinks and fish. For my first time though, I wanted to stick to the menu. Next time though…….
The staff were super friendly throughout, always making sure we were ok and that we were enjoying ourselves, to the point of not being too intrusive either.
The restaurant only takes bookings during lunch hours Monday-Friday, so it’s a walk in risk. I would say – take the risk!!! I’m so glad we did now and very happy I finally made it. Hopefully won’t be too long until I can go back.
It’s on the pricey side, but I would say it’s totally worth it. You definitely get what you pay for.
Have you been to Randall & Aubin? What did you think?
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