5 of Fitzrovia’s Finest Plates of Seasonal SeafoodBy Alicia Grimshaw
Five dishes from five chefs in five restaurants, five parts of the globe to discover fresh flavours from the sea in Fitzrovia. Dig in:
The Lowdown: Nuno Mendes’ Lisboeta, housed within a three-storey townhouse on Charlotte Street, is a love letter to Nuno’s home city carefully designed to evoke the rhythm of life in Lisbon. Savour a fresh taste of Lisbon with Cured Amberjack with orange and onion.
When: 30 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NG
The Lowdown: Spread across three adjacent Georgian Townhouses and accommodating Fitzrovia’s humming neighbourhood wine bar is Carousel. Serving seasonal snacks and small plates, devour a seafood plate that packs a big punch with Mullet crudo, chilli de arbol oil and dill from Chef Ollie Templeton.
When: 19-23 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RL
The Lowdown: Grecian restaurant Ampéli repositions what we think we know about Greek food and their Prawn saganaki with smoked tomato sauce, deep-fried feta mousse and warm sourdough does just that. The restaurant is split over three levels, ground floor and mezzanine as well as a beautiful summer terrace where you can enjoy dinner and wine alongside seasonal cocktails.
When: 18 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2LZ
The Lowdown: French-Mediterranean contemporary style restaurant by Chef Jun Tanaka, The Ninth offer Fitzrovia classic simple flavours with Huelva White Prawns and Lemon. The Ninth is a Michelin-starred contemporary neighbourhood restaurant focusing on simple, refined Mediterranean-style cooking using the finest seasonal ingredients to deliver vibrant and honest flavours.
Where: 22 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NB
The Lowdown: Norma takes inspiration from the grand café culture found in Sicily. Set across three floors in a characterful townhouse on Charlotte Street, with a charming terrace at the front to while away to summer evenings. Giovann Atard’s dish of Scallop crudo, pickled fennel, garden peas, salsa verde and borage flowers is just as sun-kissed as we’d expect for spending summer at Norma.
Where: 8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2LS