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The Melusine, London,

The Melusine

4.8
4.8
501 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 3 times today

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

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What 501 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Seafood

  • East London

    Best Overall

  • East London

    Best Food

  • East London

    Best Ambiance

  • East London

    Hot Spot

  • East London

    Outdoor Dining

  • East London

    Romantic

  • East London

    Scenic View

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  1. IJ

    ImogenJessica

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely little spot with excellent food and great service. Staff are friendly and helpful with food and wine suggestions/pairings. Food is beautifully fresh and cooked to perfection, in three visits I haven’t had a single bad dish.
  2. KH

    KitH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit - and as good as the first. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, delicious food; beautifully prepared and presented, interesting wine list, relaxed atmosphere, it’s a truly lovely place.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly lovely meal, with first rate ingredients, beautifully prepared. Very friendly and knowledgeable people that made us feel at home.
  4. l

    luca72

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The best fish I have eaten in London. Imaginative food perfectly cooked, attentive and friendly service, and a pleasant atmosphere. The open kitchen adds to the ambience.
  5. HR

    HeatherR

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We had a really super dinner. Delicious food and a lovely Mediterranean feel about the menu.
  6. B

    Beth

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Absolutely delicious food, warm atmosphere, with friendly, efficient staff; only criticism, the piece of hake was tiny.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, bustling atmosphere.
  8. A

    Anonymous

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely fab time at The Melusine. Amazing food and wine, and very kind and professional service. Can’t recommend enough!
  9. OR

    OksanaR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food, definately will be back there
  10. LR

    LelandR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was over priced considering the mediocre quality.
  11. T

    Turistka

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The best fish restaurant in the area as far as the quality of food goes. Interesting and imaginative dishes, cooked to perfection.
  12. CF

    CynthiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and freshly cooked . The waiter was very polite and attentive to our needs . We could recommend this restaurant to our friends and families. If we visit London on another time ,will definitely come to dine in Melusine again . Keep up the good 👍 work and your delish food .
  13. F

    Foxyfox124

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dining here. The food is amazing, great wine and superb service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Excellent fishes
  15. MM

    MissMonkey

    London

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended restaurant with great food, service and ambiance
  16. KA

    KandA

    London

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best taramasalata anywhere! A little treasure in St Katharine Docks
  17. e

    earldom

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised! The food quality was much better than expected. Flavors and spices were just about perfect. Next time I'm in London, I'll be back.
  18. SH

    SueH

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We had the Tidal Rum experience which was very nice. The main course of monk fish and mussels was very tasty but I would recommend that some vegetables be offered with this dish and then it would have been perfect!
  19. R

    Richard

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round for fishy lunch with near perfect service.
  20. CD

    CharlieD

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  21. BB

    BB07

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    rosebud

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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.
  23. JH

    JaniceH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, always something different to try.
  24. 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!
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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 :-)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed with good food
  33. 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!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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!
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 501 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 3 times today
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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