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4 Stoney Street, Southwark, London SE1 9AA
- London Bridge Underground Station (0.2 km)
- London Bridge (0.3 km)
- London Bridge Railway Station (0.3 km)
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020 7407 5777
301 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, London NW2 6PG
““HERITAGE” – something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition Small intimate restaurant providing a la carte menu. Suitable for small group bookings. Committed to Caribbean custom, the Rhum Bar and Restaurant now offers a...” more...
12 reviews of Applebee's Fish in English
More choice than Wright Brothers next door but as the previous reviewer said, not as buzzy. However both offer great seafood and Applebee’s better for a more relaxed meal.
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They’ve got an inventive menu, which is a problem for me, since I’m hooked on the fish soup. It’s the best fish restaurant I’ve ever been to, and is reasonably priced, considering that. Their wraps to go are good, but skip the lines, book a table and you’ll be pleased you did.
Oh I do like Applebee's very much. I've never eaten in the restaurant, but every so often I wind up in the queue for their wraps at lunchtime. It's not the fastest moving queue, but you get very tasty food at the end. They do two different wraps - one cajun fish, one with garlic prawns - you watch as the cute man makes it up, and then you're a fiver poorer and you've bagged yourself a tasty and healthy lunch. The wraps are filling, but you won't end up in a carb coma for the rest of the day. Always secretly disappointed about that, I actually like carb comas.
If you're in the area at lunch and you've always wondered why there's a long queue at this place, go do the British thing and join it. It's one of the very best queues in South London.
My latest trip to Applebee’s was my third, and by far the best. On previous visits, although the restaurant hadn’t particularly disappointed, it hadn’t particularly satisfied either. Through slow improvement, however, Applebee’s is now at the top end of the London Bridge restaurants, and certainly several degrees superior to fish!, the alternative down the road.
Starters were an inspired combination of a fresh Caesar salad with generous portions of hot smoked salmon and bacon. The salmon is strongly smoked, adding a touch of chilli-spice to the velvet-smooth Caesar sauce, and well complimenting the crisp lettuce shards. The croutons, although perhaps left in the sauce for too long, are joyfully full of herbal flavours, nicely rounding off a beautiful start to the meal.
If the starters was a great re-imagining of a classic, the main course linguine was (to me at least) a great new idea. The pasta was combined with muscles, clams, crab meat and porcini mushrooms, for a dish that satisfied and filled in equal proportions. The sautéed spinach ordered on the side was entirely superfluous, but perfect nonetheless.
All of which might suggest that their core offering of perfectly cooked fresh fish has taken a back seat. In fact, this couldn’t be less true - the grilled sea bass was perfectly cooked, deliciously moist and meaty. Whilst the accompanying chestnut sauce was somewhat lacking in oomph, it gave room for the vegetables to assert their own flavour.
Most impressive though was where Applebee’s had identified it’s prior problems and worked to correct them. The coldness in the air is deftly defeated by cast-iron heaters strategically placed around the restaurant, leaving diners toasty-warm on even the coldest days. The service, whilst still a bit spotty, has gone from inattentive to spirited, adding a sparkle to the whole experience. Entirely recommended.
Went there because food and wine is normally OK - we didn't get the chance to find out today...
Made our way to the restaurant through Borough Market, looking at stalls and getting a cup of hot mulled wine - what Borough Market is all about. At the restaurant we went to the table at the rear offered by the waiter, with the half empty cups of mulled wine in our hands and slowly as my friend is partly paralysed on one side. When we sat down then the waiter came back and told us we had to leave if we wanted to drink the mulled wine – very matter of fact. I told him that if they forced us to leave then they’d simply loose our business so he got the manager who told us their business is to sell drinks not let people bring them in. No friendliness, no attempt to get a mutually beneficial outcome, just a ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude. His attitude alone made it impossible to stay even if we’d poured the drinks away. As we got up to leave and I told him he’d not only lost our business that day but my future business (6+ times a year) he stood next to us, intimidating and making snide comments as my friend struggled to get up and put his coat on. So for the sake of ‘policy’ and to gratify his ego he looses £50 today and £600+ in the next year. So, food and wine OK – that’s why I went there – but …..
Excelent Fish Market- my dads absolute favourite place to go in Borough, the fish is delicious and they cook it right in front of you. the place could do with being bigger, as it is a little rammed and the staff are not that helpful. but the food is really really good, so its worth a visit.
I think they also do private parties too.
A sign of a good fish place is always that it doesn’t smell of fish. Sure when you get up close to the fish you get their scent, but the place is cleaned so rigorously every day, that it doesn’t have the pungent smell some similar places seem to have.
I’ve only had the takeaway lunch options from here, but their prices have risen sharply in the past year or so, now approximately £2 more than they used to be. They taste really good though, although you’re restricted to a choice of two or three wraps each with a different type of fish.
We went here one night as we couldn’t get a table for love nor money at Brindisa round the corner (nothing new there). It was a surprising place, the fish dishes were obviously very fresh indeed and the quality was great. The battered fish was a highlight, a lovely light crisp batter. Some of the other dishes didn’t quite live up to their price tags, I think they are trading on their location right on the side of the market to a certain degree, but it is still worth a visit if you are a fish fan.
Great Seafood Restaurant in the back of the fishmongers. Very fresh fish, found the pasta dishes ‘wanting and overpriced’ but the actual fish dishes are very tasty and good value. Attentive service and good atmosphere.
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