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The Melusine, London,

The Melusine

4.8
4.8
482 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
We are situated in Ivory House is a statutorily listed Grade 2 building, brick built over 5 storeys with slated roofs with an arched ground floor supported on cast iron beams and columns. Our food is simply great sustainable sourced seafood cooked well from the British Isles.
We aim to talk to the skipper of the boats directly to encourage the freshest product straight from boat to plate in as minimal hours as possible.
Our cocktail list is inventive, creative with great twists on classic cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7702 2976

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Theodore Kyriakou

  • Neighborhood

    Tower Hill

  • Cross street

    Ivory House, St Katharine Docks

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Tower Hill Station 5min walkLondon Bridge Station 15min walk Wapping Station 15min walk

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Tidal Rum experience

    £55.00 per person

    Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2022
    The Tidal Rum unique taste and rich and golden smoothness comes form a carefully blend of four cask-aged Caribbean rums infused with the wild 'truffle the sea' - Pepper Dulse- carefully foraged by hand on Jersey's full moon tides. The Tidal Rum & The Melusine's menu celebrates the rich and rare flavours of our seas. The menu is as follows Tidal Rum Apertif tidal rum, campari, cointreau, lemon juice, egg white, orange powder Tidal Rum Oyster Serve Maldon oysters (2), Tidal Rum vinaigrette Tidal Rum Cleanser Tidal Rum Berry and lime affogato Tidal Main Grilled monkfish, Tidal Rum steamed mussels, chalk stream trout carbonara sauce To finish A fresh Tidal on the rocks served with salted dark chocolate

Popular dishes

What 482 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Seafood

  • East London

    Best Food

  • East London

    Business Meals

  • East London

    Outdoor Dining

  • East London

    Romantic

  • East London

    Scenic View

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  1. CD

    CharlieD

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants in London and incredible seafood that never disappoints. Amazing options to work through the small plates or have a fantastic main course. Desserts and cocktails always amazing as well.
  2. BB

    BB07

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The manager is wonderful and attentive. The food was lovely and the setting on the dock perfect for a summer evening.
  3. r

    rosebud

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food is very good and the seafood fresh, but the portions are small and the service is quite slow. Outside space is great overlooking the marina but unfortunately the outside terrace closed at 9 so we had to move inside to continue eating. This is not the restaurant’s decision but the marina’s residents, however; we should have been told at the time we make the reservation and not when we are already there.
  4. JH

    JaniceH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, always something different to try.
  5. A

    Alice

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food from start to finish, lovely and informative staff - everything we ordered was perfection. Will definitely be back!
  6. SP

    StephanieP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, enjoyed every minute. It’s our fourth visit since finding your restaurant and we’ll be back lots more
  7. CR

    ChristineR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was excellent. Staff really helpful and pleasant. Will be back.
  8. L

    Laura121

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Disappointing second visit. Menu very limited. Choice of five main courses including two which were for two people gave very little choice. Weird concoctions for desserts ie sweetcorn ice-cream. Won’t be returning or recommending.
  9. JW

    JohnW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a long, delightful evening at The Melusine. Excellent food, very fresh fish, a stimulatingly different wine list, we drank white wines from Japan and Greece, and lovely service. We can highly recommend a visit here.
  10. SW

    StuartW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Lovely meal, attentive staff. Only 1 glitch where it looked like a water leak on the floor of the unisex toilet.
  11. V

    Vmmm

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly service. Free sparkling water. Small plates tasty but smaller than expected. I had turbot cutlets but only one small cutlet on the plate. Mentioned this to the waitress when she asked about the meal and a few minutes later another turbot arrived
  12. RD

    RichardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We turned up late... the staff were just superb along with the gorgeous food and wine a booking and visit is highly recommended :-)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed with good food
  14. CS

    ClaireS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, we had a great time celebrating a big birthday!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and great food. Not the cheapest but I wasn’t unhappy with the price, although having to order sides separately always irritates me! Wine Wednesday was a lovely surprise! Will definitely go back.
  16. g

    gourmette

    London

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! Amazing food, such wonderful flavours. Raw sea trout was exceptional, crab risotto just perfect and full of flavour. All the dishes we had were divine.
  17. EE

    ElenaE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding as always. Fantastic food, great service and amazing atmosphere! Will keep coming back!
  18. L

    Laura

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely location, great service. A gem in London!
  19. NH

    NigelH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, two courses for two people plus bottle of House wine £120+ Inc 12.5% service charge. Staff seemed stressed but service OK.
  20. AB

    AndrewB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot on the docks for outdoor dining. Crab risotto was amazing! Lovely seafood dishes. Outdoor dining finishes at 9.30 so beware of your timing.
  21. RH

    RobertH

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place, great food and service. nice menu with special cocktail options
  22. e

    edinburghboy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, friendly staff, great setting at st Katherine’s Dock. Well worth a visit!
  23. VD

    VeeD

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service and the food were excellent. The quality of the ingredients and the interesting food and wine menu makes it a great experience. The service was amazing too.
  24. KD

    KristinaD

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food!
  25. U

    Urvashi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food here. Innovative. Seasonal and well priced. Lovely St Tropez like atmosphere on the dock in the sunshine. Sad the outdoor terrace seating needs to be vacated by 9pm (not the restaurant fault as this is imposed by the dock) as we could have carried on drinking after dinner until much later.
  26. d

    dorysquishy

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lunch with friendly and efficient service and inside/outside seating options.
  27. l

    luvfood

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent but small fish menu. food and service was great in a lovely venue at St Katherine's dock. Reasonable prices for both food and drinks
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To be honest we only booked the Mélusine because everything else was busy at the time we wanted. But what a stroke of luck! The staff were happy and friendly, and the food was out of this world. We had three courses, and every one of them genuinely had us all saying “wow” at the taste and quality. Not cheap but definitely worth it. I think we’ve found a new favourite in central London.
  29. SV

    SusanV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and tasty food. Note all options are fish - obviously!
  30. N

    Nick

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and brilliant service. A real find in a great setting
  31. DP

    DrPP

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Fourth visit to Melusine and we've enjoyed everyone. Great food from a tight menu. Fish and seafood dishes superb.
  32. K

    Kate

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely selection of fish , crab risotto was delicious my party had lemon sole and the octopus and oysters everyone thought it was excellent . Chocolate and thiani tart and almond pudding didn’t disappoint . Plus it was wine Wednesday and wine was half price 🎉 wines are different including Greek and croatian but those served by the glass we were able to taste before ordering a full bottle .
  33. KS

    KevinS

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just such a little gem, hidden away in St Kath's wharf. Fantastic fresh seafood, and a great Mediterranean wine list. Tables outside by water when is pretty, and a great bar to eat at as well.
  34. A

    Andrenance

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere and soundtrack for dinner.
  35. S

    Shaheed

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood is excellent, I'd be surprised if there was much better in London. All ingredients are extremely fresh. The staff were excellent and accommodated changes in our booking easily.
  36. J

    Jarod

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience! Everything was perfect. The chef makes the best seafood in London and the manager and staff do an excellent job at making everyone feel at home and taking care of the customers. It will always be a place we come back to on every trip to London.
  37. NB

    NickB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply delicious food and friendly service making the evening really special.
  38. W

    Wappingite

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A restaurant that not only serves up fish and seafood cooked sublimely, but does so with great service and in a wonderful setting (especially if you keep an eye on the forecast and book an outdoor table if its warm, although it is lovely inside if not). The cocktails, gin and wine selection is perfect for the food and place. Londoners, this establishment is too good to leave just to the wiser Tower of London and Tower Bridge tourists. Visitors, once you've done the sights, come here to enjoy what the sea around the the British Isles offers, cooked just so, and just a short walk back from the chain outlets in St Katharine Docks.
  39. N

    Nick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice fish restaurant that provided very good food for us. Lovely strawberry cocktail and good selection of not normally seen wines and beers.
  40. CP

    ClaudiaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. Beautiful setting by the water. Only drawback is that it is a cashless restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Melusine is rated 4.8 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Melusine

Ivory House East Smithfield, London, E1W 1AT

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ivory House, St Katharine Docks

  • Neighborhood

    Tower Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Tower Hill Station 5min walkLondon Bridge Station 15min walk Wapping Station 15min walk

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Theodore Kyriakou

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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