Thursday, 10 January 2008
Fish, Borough Market
I've wanted to go to Fish in Borough Market for quite some time. It's got a really cool look to it and reminds me of the hair wax I use! What better reason do you need to go to a restaurant!
Having spent the morning in the Design Museum and Tate Modern, we felt inspired and ready for some lunch. Clare used to work around the corner so knew exactly where to take us.
It's a really cool looking restaurant with a strong orange identiry, not disimilar to a classy version of easyJet's orange. It's like being in a big greenhouse so is beautifully light and airy. Ideal for a friendly lunch.
Clare, I found out is a fellow skate fanatic. We both chose grilled skate wing whilst Joe opted for grilled sea bream. You can choose for your fish to be steamed or grilled and opt for a range of sauces or butters. I chose a garlic and herb butter and Clare went for salse verde. The skate was deliciously cooked and the herb butter did a great job of melting all over the fish. The vegetables on the side looked a bit sorry for themselves but turned out to be nutty and sweet.
My only minor gripe is that I love skate with caper butter. That salty, nutty, buttery sauce that oozes over the slick meat is an example of protein and sauce that are just made for each other. Each on their own pines for the other. The other sauce that's great with skate is chorizo and and red pepper.
We had a great lunch and I would love to return to try the rest of their menu. It's a very stylish place for lunch, especially when you've got the buzz and fun of Borough Market going on outside the enormous glass windows.