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FishWorks – It Really Does

Last updated: 3.11pm, Friday 24th February 2017 by

Johanna Jernberg from Book a Table BLOG reviews FishWorks Marylebone.

"Unknown to many of the people passing down Marylebone High Street, concealed behind the dazzling, iced-packed, fish-stacked counters of FishWorks fishmongers, there lies a little gem of the ocean, a small treasure chest of sumptuously sea-salted delights."

"Wow! A quick pause to find our bearings. The whirling sensations of discovery and anticipation had quickly taken over – which lucky devil will be having those langoustine tails, what shall we select straight off the fishmonger’s slab in the store, and how on earth do they master and assemble the tastes that are leaping out from the menu? The Albariño arrives, as we are told how this rare Galician ‘skinny’ wine, the first ever sparkling Albariño made by the traditional Champagne method, comes from a vineyard in North West Spain, settled on a hill facing the sweeping winds drawn in from the Atlantic Ocean that permeate the vines and the soils to give a fine, crisp brut with a salty finish."

"For our main course we turned to the Today’s Landings board, diving further to the big blue to experience a new character of fish, the Bideford day boat Ray Wing, with delicate meaty fibres that pull away from the bone, arriving layered with a blackened caper butter sauce and lemon drizzle. We shared this together with another chef’s favourite, a mixed-seed crusted yellow fin tuna, seared medium-rare to give a melt-in-the-mouth consistency, like sugar-coated Turkish delight, balanced with an umami ramekin of soy and mirin dressing, and lime squeezed to taste. To pamper our plates further we had an indulgent creamy side dish of fennel and anchovy gratin, with parmesan and dill crust, tempered with an English garden salad, heritage tomatoes, chilli cucumber and fresh herb pesto dressing."

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