The capital is veritably teeming with seafood restaurants, but are any of them any cop? What Matthew Couchman doesn’t know about fish isn’t worth knowing. As well as having some impressive fish related qualifications under his belt, he manages the supply of seafood to the swankiest restaurants in town (Southbank Fresh fish) and works closely with the MSC and the Sustainable Restaurant Association. Basically, nothing makes this man happier than talking about all things piscine. So who better to grill!
You can spend as much as you want on seafood in this town. If you have £200 to put towards your dinner then by all means head off to Scott’s of Mayfair or J Sheekey’s in Covent Garden and go wild – I can particularly recommend the fruits de mer for 2 for £60 including service if you happen to be a Russian oligarch or a recent lottery winner. For the rest of us, well, we have to be a bit more discerning. But the good news is, it’s still possible to get a plate of great seafood without taking out a second mortgage, if you know where to look.