All posts tagged: seafood

Throwback Thursday – Fish Company, Reykjavik

I encountered a bit of a problem when writing today’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ blog post, and it’s a problem I’m going to have a lot going forward. I have some great memories of some incredible restaurants… but can I remember exactly what I ate? Probably not! Also, many of my restaurant experiences were prior to the days of being able to take sneaky food photos on my iPhone – I was unlikely to get out my digital camera and begin flashing away at the table, ruining the ambience for everyone around me! So this is the first post that tackles these issues. We visited Fish Company during our holiday to Reykjavik, Iceland, in January 2012 and it’s remained one of my favourite dining experiences of all time. Fish Company is nestled away under a bridge in the centre of Reykjavik town. The restaurant is dimly lit by candlelight and incredibly cosy. As you walk in, you’re greeted by a wall of colourful Post-It notes, from visitors from all over the world.      We decided on the …

Sushi in the Maldives – Teppanyaki Restaurant

Tim and I got married at the end of February 2015 and we were fortunate to spend our honeymoon in the Maldives, on the incredible island of Velassaru. Aside from the general excitement of the honeymoon, I was really looking forward to trying out the different restaurants on the resort (especially after my pretty strict wedding diet!) I’ll be posting a few times about restaurants of Velassaru and first up is the Teppanyaki restaurant. Teppanyaki is situated over the water in the lagoon, in the most perfect setting – we booked in advance of travelling to the Maldives to make sure we could get in, as we didn’t want to miss out on the experience. We started with the Teppanyaki Signature Sushi Collection (salmon, tuna, reef fish, shitake, cream cheese, eel, crab stick, avocado and mango) and the Flaming Maguro (tuna sashimi, yuzu jelly, Szechuan peppers).      We both then decided to go for the local reef fish catch of the day (the exact name escapes me) but it was a meaty, white fish, …

Valentine’s at Wright Brothers

Despite being a big seafood lover, I hadn’t been to Wright Brothers before. We booked an early table for Valentine’s Day at the Spitalfields branch and when we arrived, their amazing ‘pound a pop oysters’ offer was still going on. This takes place Monday to Sunday, 3pm-6pm – it’s a fantastic deal for Oyster lovers! So naturally, we snaffled a few before ordering the rest of our meal. We went for the Petit platter, which had a brilliant selection of seafood, including whelks, langoustines and mussels – all were lovely! Don’t be fooled by the name, it was plenty big enough! For my main course I had the half lobster, chargrilled, with chips and garlic butter. The butter had been melted over the lobster (I was kind of hoping it would be served on the side, like they do at Burger and Lobster) but it didn’t matter, really. We finished off with a yummy sticky toffee pudding and a whisky. The restaurant has a great ambience and dim lighting/candlelight (my favourite – I have real …