Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Pescatori, Dover Street

11 Dover Street,
020 7493 2652

One of the best things you can do if you have a successful restaurant, is to keep it fresh and up to date. I know this takes time and money but really if you go somewhere a lot you really want it to keep up its standards. well this happened to me the other day. I went to Pescatori on Dover street. Now this is a restaurant have not been to in yonks, yet when my friend Ian asked me to go and see the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy, it was one of the first restaurants thought of going to as about ten years ago had had a great evening there and had always meant to go back but until now never had. Well almost thought had gone t the wrong place as it looked nothing like I remembered. I had an image of high gloss white paint everywhere. What I saw now, however was a rather nice panelling that would  not have been out of place in any country house drawing room, were they to have any, I find it hard to believe that this had once been painted high gloss white, but indeed it had. This change was one for the better. So having got over the shock of the new, onto the menu. Now the name of the restaurant is a bit of a give away, so yes there is a profusion of fish, but for those that like it there are several meat dishes as well as  lot of pasta dishes. There was nothing on the menu that take my fancy, which must say is not always the case. So being a great fan of crab went for the dressed crab to start with and then my absolute favourite, fritto misto, which in this case was a great selection of shellfish, and an abundance of white fish. Just what the doctor ordered.

The atmosphere in the place was buzzing and the table next to us proved to be very interesting and by the end of the meal we were like old friends. Its that sort of place nice people, great staff and management team and the evening seemed to fly by. The pricing was also very good and value for money, in an area where you can spend a fortune. The place was packed to the rafters so a lot of others obviously feel the same way. If you are in the area and looking for somewhere to go you really wouldnt go wrong in choosing this place. As it was so busy I would advise you to book to avoid dissapointment.

A great evening all in all the exhibition was fantastic and the dinner was a great end to a great day.

1 comment:

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