Monday, 15 December 2014


Seafood in the City


Angler is a modern British seafood restaurant just off Moorgate station in London, part of the premium restaurant group D&D's portfolio and located on the top floor of the South Place Hotel. It gained a Michelin star in the 2014 guide and retained it in 2015. I am a big seafood lover and found top class seafood restaurants lacking in London so Angler offered me high hopes especially after such an awful meal at Outlaw at the Capital.

awesome cocktails
smoked salmon, beetroot jelly, creamed horseradish
risotto of pumpkin & sage, roasted monkfish

We went for the set menu and it got off to a fine start with the monkfish risotto, the texture of the risotto was as I would hope for, not too sticky but yet absorbed all the beautiful flavours from the garnishes. The fish cheeks was moist and the fruity notes of the pumpkin gave the rich dish a nice balance. The main of Cornish cod was cooked ok but I just found its seasoning far too salty, the shellfish chowder was overwhelming which kind of took away the mild sweetness of the fish.
Cornish cod, black cabbage, shellfish chowder
loin of pork, shoulder, sweetcorn, pickled apple
almond cake, poached pears & ginger ice cream
roasted plums, honey yogurt parfait

The meal at Angler by no means was close to top notch but at that price it was acceptable, if the cod's seasoning was a touch less it could had been a wonderful dish. Service was great and the cocktails here were stunning, the bartenders really knew their stuff and delivered us some well crafted drinks that can stand toe to toe to some of the very best bars in London, overall not a bad evening at all.

Food 3.5/5

Head chef: 
Tony Fleming

What I paid: 
£55 per head with a cocktail

Average cost without drinks and services:
Lunch menu: £30
Tasting menu: £75

South Place Hotel, London EC2M 2AF

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