La Petite Poissonnerie

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RG
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I gave this restaurant 1 star because the food was actually good. But there was so much wrong that I’m sure we won’t be back! I love the fishmonger in Primrose Hill and heard this restaurant was associated with it. Well, someone should tell the waiter! He had no idea what we were talking about. Then again, he may have still been getting over the fact that the chef/owner had just reprimanded him very loudly in front of everyone there! So not appropriate! The waiter being clueless about most things, the chef being rude to his staff and the entire LACK of ambience were certainly not the worse things about this place. It was the BUGS! There were fruit flies (?) or some type of little tiny bugs all over! And then, when I looked over at the boat of fish we were supposed to choose our meal from, the bugs were by the fish too.
I really wanted to like this place. But too many bugs to work out.

l
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

fish was great. it lacks a bit ambience but very friendly staff and excellent and very diverse fish

PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fish restaurant close to Marble Arch. The owner is clearly passionate about what he does and the quality of the fish is first rate. (The place is also a fishmonger during the day)

JO
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have become regular clients, such is the ambience and the friendliness of the restaurant.

KB
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood

DB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bloody delicious seafood. Loved it. And the host Nikola is a gem of a man. I’ll be back as soon as I can!

CN
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food was amazing and fresh but the service was pretty bad

c
Munich
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very Friendly, French Charme, great foo. We had a funny evening

AB
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great lunch the tapas was well presented and tasted great. Main was bollibaise and it was excellent Service was good and plesent In all we had a great time and will go back

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Tasty unpretentious. Great value.

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent lunch sitting outside. Super fresh fish. Set lunch incredible value. Fish soup. Tuna curry. Dressed crab. Oysters. Brownie all top notch

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service so slow and place under staffed so it feels chaotic, rushed, or hectic. The food is excellent. The staff are very nice and personable. If they get more staff, this place would do super well. I still recommend it because the food is great.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special find behind our Hotel The Intercontinental Grand. The chef/owner made us these amazing special dishes we will never forget

DR
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food,great atmosphere! You feel at home and it’s very rare in London :-) and the Fish is amazing ;-)

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Will definitely go back. Staff were super nice.

R
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing experience, food was great, awesome chef, wonderful service. We will definitely book it in future, I can't complain

AP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh what an amazing experience! The freshest seafood prepared simply highlighting the freshness and flavour of the seafood. Drinks crafted and perfectly paired. Extremely attentive service by the owner himself who made us feel like visiting family. He explained their approach to the food and the french traditions used.
Simply the best.dining experience i have ever had in London

CM
London
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Very convivial and energetic. Lovely to be able to pick your seafood from the boat and watch the preparation at the counter. Great music selection from the chef as well.

OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood. This was the best meal I’ve ever had. I will fly back to London to eat here again!!! Can’t wait to book the VIP room in the cellar 🍾

WH
London
28 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm almost afraid to write this review since I don't want too many people to find this hidden gem. My wife and I recently visited London and enjoyed Le Petite three times. Yes its that good. Very unassuming storefront and charming interior give way to excellent seafood prepared my owner/chef Nic and his great staff of Roberto, Nicoli and Beatrice.
The menu is great and Nic can create something for you also.
If seafood is on the menu for lunch or dinner go to Le Petite for an excellent meal, great service and good conversation!

SR
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service.
Authentic and fresh fish counter within restaurant so easy to pick the fish one wanted to eat. Great and friendly service with humour but knowledgeable on all the menu. Best fish selection we have found in London. We had oysters, scallop ceviche, fish soup and Dover sole. All outstanding and very fresh and well prepared.
Highly recommend to seafood lovers.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant little place! Definitely coming here again and again! The service was incredible, the owner was hilarious and really made the evening and his staff were so attentive.

We had a selection of cold seafood and oysters along with some small Plates like cods liver (incredible) and the tuna burger amongst others. So fresh.

We asked the chef to surprise us and make something from the fish selection and he came back with an excellent and deliciously prepared Norwegian halibut in a ratatouille sauce, I cannot express how good this was! The alaskan king crabs legs cooked in a butter sauce was heavenly, woke up having dreamt about it!

All in all, great evening, great ambience, fresh seafood in a relaxed setting, what more could one want. See you soon!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

N’hésitez pas..venez, rien que pour l’énergie du patron, toujours souriant.

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SH
Hertfordshire
67 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Petite Poissonerie is exactly as it sounds. A great little fish restaurant and fishmongers. It is very petite! And it is has an authentic feel.... so don't go expecting high end furnishings and typical London trappings. Service is very friendly and the fish ultra fresh. So it has a charm all of it's own. A great find!

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did not know what we would find , but far exceeded our expectations . A totally different experience of a west end restaurant - so personal it was delightful. We will be returning as soon as we can.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, very strong proposition

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the initial welcome to our departure we were made to feel important and valued. The food choices are wide enough to give a good variety and narrow enough to know that everything is freshly prepared.
The service was friendly and efficient. The staff were prepared to explain dishes and guide us through our choices.
The food was exceptional.

JS
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 7:00 PM booking on a Thursday evening, and we were the only customers when we turned up. This could have been a bit off-putting had it not been for the beautiful display of obviously very fresh seafood that greeted us, along with the very personable French owner/chef/host. Small space with a couple of tables (the four of us sat at a nice one in the window) and an 8 seat or so counter on the ground floor where most of the action is (the fish display and much of the cooking). More seating downstairs, which almost seems like a different restaurant. Sit upstairs!
We began with a dozen Irish oysters: delicious, pristine, and expertly shucked. Moved on to assorted tapas-style dishes (smoked cod liver, scallops, shrimp in a coconut-based sauce, ravioli) all of which were delicious.
We then all had the seafood tagliatelle, which was an assortment of shellfish along with a large prawn. Also very tasty. Finished up with some cheese, which was actually baked (not revealed to us when we were asked if we wanted it), and it too was very good.
Fairly priced wine list, with plenty of affordable bottles. We drank a very nice Riesling.
Nice (modern) pub across the street for pre-dinner drinks.
Definitely recommended.
If 4.5 star reviews were permitted, that is what we would have given.

TJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place. We had some amazing King crab, oysters, prawns etc. Had a chat with the owner, friendly and welcoming. We will be back

U
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small but wonderful restaurant, I would recommended sitting at the bar and getting to know the chefs - the experience isn’t complete without them! The food is also incredible and the fish and seafood are of an excellent quality. Every course I had was worth it to the extreme. Amazing restaurant.

AA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a team, a gem of a place! Chef/owner Nic « Rascal » knows his fish and shellfish, and will whip up anything — from the menu or bespoke — in minutes. We had dinner there, on a Saturday night, managing to secure last minute counter seating. We had oysters — super Irish and Maldon, a sea bass carpaccio, sea bass ravioli, whelks, clams, shrimp... we couldn’t stop eating as everything was so fresh and perfectly prepared. The Picpoul de Pinet white was the perfect pairing. Then came the ultimate French touch: the warm Saint Marcelin cheese, a beauty, with a small production Pinot Noir from the South of France — an unusual grape for these terroirs, but it was delicious nonetheless. To crown everything up, a refreshing, tangy Yuzu sorbet served with yuzu infused sake. Wow. This place has been selling fresh fish and seafood to the Marylebone / Primrose Hill community for five years, but the restaurant opened only three months ago — hurry!, as I suspect we are soon going to see long waiting lists to get a table!

D
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a small , charming and very French fishmonger/restaurant. We were greeted by smiling friendly staff and treated to the most delicious seafood meal , a seabass cerviche starter and an outstanding bouillabaisse left no room for a dessert !

A
Cumbria
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent small Seafood restaurant with friendly personal service by the owner and other employees
The octopus carpaccio was outstanding as well as a selection of seafood
Good selection of wines

SK
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not what I had expected... although that wasn’t a bad thing! There are just 3 or 4 tables in the ‘restaurant’ as essentially this is a fishmonger. The service is good and courteous, the food is delicious, whether it is fresh seafood or a sea bass ravioli with some nice desserts available. It’s fantastic for a quiet business discussion as I was having and the price is not excessive either.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a really good suprise!
Products are top grade, you can see them (display on ice) before enjoying them raw (oysters...) or cooked (fish whole or in fillet).
The ambiance is cool and cosy.
It will probably become THE place to eat fish.
Oh, and last but not least, it is not overpriced.
I'll be back there soon.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oyster bar in London!! Nick was effervescent and truly loves what he does,,, evident in the quality and ambiance the restaurant exudes. Don’t let the “bare bones” facade fool you. The Dover Sole could rival Le Duc in Paris or Le Bernadin in nyc. A gem to discover. Bravo

CJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening out there the other night. We will go back the next time we are in London. I recommend sitting at the "kitchen bar"....the owner and chef will cook you whatever you want!! Lots of interesting convo with him and the other patrons. Great place to go for a date :)

BV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in London.
The best seafood I've had in London and beyond. Can go head to head with any Michelin star restaurant in the world.
The owner is extremely friendly and the cozy atmosphere makes you feel you are having dinner at a friend's place.
Add to the above the extremely fresh ingredients, great wine and alcohol list and you get our new favourite restaurant in London.

C
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our group of 2 was seated in the basement room near the bar. The area is definitely cozy with just 2 tables for two and a counter for 3 and the bar. Another room has more seating. People were also eating outdoors and the ground-level room had a few tables. That said, whole fish, shellfish and other seafood is on an ice display near the entry. We enjoyed oysters (a couple different kinds) and the baked shrimp with peppers as appetizers. Then had the bouillabaisse for main course. Everything was very fresh and good.