All posts tagged: Fish and Chips

Review of The Fable, Farringdon

I’d only ever been to one of the Drake & Morgan restaurants/bars before, The Happenstance, in St Pauls. I loved the style and décor of the place, and as well as the food being really tasty, the cocktails were excellent! So I was excited to try out the new Spring/Summer menu at The Fable, located between Chancery Lane and Farringdon. The bar downstairs was pretty busy with large groups of people, but I was led upstairs to a much quieter restaurant area with its own bar. I was also really pleased to see that the tables were arranged a decent amount of space apart – I’ve got a real bugbear at the moment with being crammed into a small space, and the people next to you hearing everything you’re saying! My friend Kelly joined me, and within minutes the cocktails and conversation were flowing. We started with a Passion Fruit Mojito, with Duppy Share Rum (one of my new favourites), passion fruit, mint, lime, sugar and bitters. The manager (who was an absolute gem!) also brought …

Sutton & Sons – more than just ‘fish and chips’

You might recall I visited a fish and chip restaurant called Sutton & Sons at Boxpark in Shoreditch over the Summer. It didn’t blow me away. The food was great, but the venue just didn’t do it for me – it felt like a lot to pay (and a long time to wait) for a fish and chips takeaway experience. When I saw that they had a restaurant in Stoke Newington (where their fishmongers are based), I was keen to try it out to see how the experience would differ. And then a couple of weeks ago, I was invited to try out their brand new restaurant on Essex Road in Islington. On a Sunday lunchtime, Tim and I headed up there to see what it was all about. I can tell you right now, we were very impressed! And having grown up in Cyprus with beautiful fresh fish available all year round, we had high expectations. We were warmly greeted by Matthew Drummy, who talked us through the business. He’s been with Sutton and …

Lunch at Sutton and Sons, Shoreditch

My latest foodie discovery at Boxpark in Shoreditch is Sutton and Sons, which I visited for lunch last week. In case you haven’t been to Boxpark, it’s a big pop up next to Shoreditch High Street station in East London, made up of a series of containers, housing all sorts of businesses from clothing brands to restaurants. So far I’ve visited and reviewed Falafelicious, Sushilicious, Chicken Box and Porkys.  You can’t beat good fish and chips and I’ve noticed it’s something I don’t eat as much of in London, compared to other places I’ve lived (The Magpie in Whitby takes some beating!) So it’s definitely time for a bit of a Fish & Chips revolution in the capital! Sutton and Sons are based in Stoke Newington, with a restaurant and takeaway, so the Boxpark site is like a ‘mini version.’ All of their fish is fresh and responsibly sourced, from their very own fishmonger business. I visited the Boxpark site with my colleague, Yasmin, during our lunch hour, and it was fairly quiet when we …