Parsons

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Fish
From the guys who brought you The 10 Cases just over the road, Parsons is their unassuming little fish restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. We offer a wide range of seafood, freshly landed fish, as well as more classic fish dishes inspired from the British Isles and beyond.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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B
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tweede keer bij Parsons gegeten en was weer heerlijk. Een echte aanrader. De garnalen kroketten en de fish pie zijn een must eat!

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n
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good restaurant - the food was amazing, the service was great and it wasn't too busy. Would definitely visit again

HC
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food is no longer good. Used to be a big fan of this place. Both food quality and service have gone down massively.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were impeccable.

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with a friend from New York . Attentive service and great food . Understandably limited space , but with the distance between tables being short and general noise, it was very difficult to hear my friends voice

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really lovely little restaurant. The staff were charming, efficient and knowledgeable and made our visit a delight. Extremely good fish and prices fair for the quality of the food. Will certainly be going back.

F
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small restaurant in Covent Garden area that is very convenient for theatre or opera goers. Small selection that seems to assure that really fresh seafood is available that is expertly prepared.

N
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to for quite some time .

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MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all round - great service

AK
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unpretentious and relaxed. Service was good. Good spot for a pre theatre meal

D
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dining at Parsons - would absolutely visit again! We had some delicious oysters and the skate wing, which was very decadent. The bread basket is also a must (the Guinness bread!!). Fantastic wine list.

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parsons is a lovely place. The food and wine is delicious, if pricey, and the staff can’t do enough for you. The only problem is space. It’s tiny and feels squashed. Although the upside to this is that you get to chat to your fellow diners and ask if they’d recommend their food choices should you feel so inclined. 😊

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were brilliant. We tried the lobsters and really enjoyed that as well

JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish in town

FR
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Perfect for post-opera supper -- no one else there! But they took the trouble to cook our sea trout and mussels expressly for us, and wonderfully done

CK
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Certainly one of the best restaurants for seafood in London. Great wine list by the glass which changes daily. Nice causal vibe.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place - this is the second time we’ve been, and we’ll definitely be back!

a
London
114 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent fish and seafood restaurant not far from Covent Garden. The fish is always fresh and to a very good standard here.

1
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was more difficult than I expected to find a seafood restaurant in London. By that I mean one that really concentrates on fresh, simply prepared fish and shellfish. Bingo. Charming spot, in jam packed Covent Garden. Friendly and relaxed and wonderful fish.

AC
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well located and charming with a good selection of seafood although desert was distinctly average. Reasonable pricing given the location. Friendly and helpful service.

ML
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!! Love this place!
Seafood is always fresh and done well and great value as well.

N
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little restaurant , food was good and the service is excellent, will be going again.

RH
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A fabulous little friendly fish restaurant, full of character. The food was excellent the only negative was the value for money! Both against portion size and also the drinks are on the expensive side of fair.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite restaurant in all of London!!

m
London
76 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Smoked cod’s roe starter was creamy and delicious, and the marinated anchovies nice. We shared a piece of grilled turbot, excellent, so too the shared fish pie. A side order of broccoli had what I felt was an unnecessary amount of a sour lemony dressing.
A glass each of white wine worked well, especially the Cretan one which we preferred to an Italian. We shall have to return to sample the apple tarte fine, as we were too full, and come earlier in the evening before the specials have sold out. Very enjoyable, though quite cramped and noisy.

LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a stunning meal at this bijou fish restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful with wine recommendations and the food was so lovely. The potted shrimp croquettes were so full of lip smacking flavour, we wanted to order more as soon as we’d devoured the first three! The fish pie is also a stunner. Highly recommended.

CW
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un fussy food and environment, excellent service and delicious fish

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh fish . Side dishes - squid and stuffed cucumber were also excellent.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing taste! Everything we tried was delicious!

CW
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second delicious meal I have had at this restaurant

AS
London
47 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely fresh seafood. More natural wines would be great.

HB
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, delicious and delightful. Enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching the chef work. Went for a selection of starters to share and crisp white wine. Reasonable price and relaxed experience.

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Fish, lovely wine list, excellent & warm service.

OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesome as usual. Rock on.

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great fish and good service, at a price.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really nice and creatively done. The staff were really friendly as well

RR
London
100 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant - very intimate, good atmosphere and delicious food

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Great food and service, just way too loud to make it an experience worth repeating unfortunately.

AW
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always with exceptional food and the most delightful staff anywhere.

LF
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. A really interesting fusion of Japanese and European fish cookery. This, for me, was better than J Sheekeys! Great for sharing plates. A very fun and relaxed atmosphere. If you love seafood, then get down there asap!