Cape Town Fish Market at Oxford Circus

When you first walk into Cape Town Fish Market at Oxford Circus, the feel of the place is really impressive. It’s a vast restaurant appealingly laid out with different sections (a large sushi bar, separate dining table areas and downstairs for the hibachi grills), interesting decor including a big water feature, and fresh fish (helpfully labelled) displayed on ice and – on my visit last night – a welcoming greeting on arrival.

With such an impressive start, my expectations were well and truly raised – especially with such a scrumptious looking menu offering all sorts of fish and seafood from oysters to sushi to sole and calamari. But while food was mostly satisfactory, it didn’t quite hit the high standard I’d hoped for.

For starters we had baby squid (the main flavour of which was burnt oil) and dressed crab (lovely but no denying that the ‘tangy mayo’ was Marie Rose sauce).

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Grilled baby squid in a robata sauce – tasted of burnt oil – @ £7.75

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Dressed crab with fresh lime and tangy mayo @ £8.95

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220g of sea bass @ £14.95 with heaps of home-made coleslaw/ raw cabbage (somewhat bland and devoid of any interesting flavours)

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Large interior – quite empty on a Thurs eve

While I don’t think this restaurant will help me in my quest to be converted to like oysters, it does – on the plus side – accept Tastecard (the discount is currently two-for-one, for a maximum party size of two).

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3 / 5
~ Type: International
~ Address: 6 Argyll Street, London
~ Postcode: W1F 7TE
~ Tel: 020 7437 1143
~ Nearest station: Oxford Circus
~ Website: Cape Town Fish Market website
~ Location: Cape Town Fish Market map

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One Response

  1. […] I’ll probably choose Cape Town Fish Market over Loch Fyne, next time I want to eat at a seafood […]

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