The Melusine

4.8
117 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 117 people are saying
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GVI1990
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have been here when the restaurant was more of a deli (during the lockdown) and always thought the produce was of the highest quality. I was very excited to try the proper dine in experience and it didn’t disappoint. The service was excellent and the food delicious. I thought the small plates were smaller than I had expected - slightly smaller than a tapas portion but the flavours definitely compensated for it. I also thought there was a great atmosphere which made for an overall fab evening. Thank you very very much

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Shannon
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience. I have been a fan of this place as a deli but their restaurant blew me away, better than i anticipated and a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!

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vipSusan
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fish, so fresh and beautiful cooked. Such friendly team always makes us feel so welcome. Oh & so great cocktails & wine.

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try the small dishes and share that way you get to sample lots of their food.

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Jade
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely come back again!

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LisaB
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit and booked after seeing a review on The Dogvine website. The restaurant is dog friendly.
We had a lovely table by the window , good service, the menu is small but interesting and perfect for fish lovers.

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vipBartholomewP
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Melusine is wonderful - especially the Dover Sole :)

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Organizer
London
36 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful being back again + 1st post-lockdown2.0 restaurant!!
Oysters the ever excellent starter to go with the 1/2 price BOTTLE of rosé.......kumimoto variety half the size of Blackwater ones!!

Roast feta in pastry + black truffle shavings was a triumph as was the baklava dessert p Seafood was worth waiting for e.g. scallops!!

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vipJason
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for mums birthday. Really attentive service. Would recommend.

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83736181
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very attentive. Great food and decent price with good atmosphere

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HazelP
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. It was fun to eat outside by the dock. Being very cautious about the virus, we were pleased that the staff were wearing masks too. I hope we can get takeaway food from there during this coming lockdown.

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bdaygirl
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, amazing staff. Super clean and lovely

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Matt
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I make a note of eating out at least once a week in central London and I have NEVER been anywhere this good.... The food was SPECTACULAR, the staff & owners charming & informed, the wine lovely (and on a half price deal no less!)

I know people often say this as a throw away, but you REALLY should try this place, they deserve to survive!

oh, I should also mention they are happy to put on veggie & vegan options as needed... ,y partner was veggie & she raved about it :)

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LewisM
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, great oysters. Lovely atmosphere cannot complain!

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GaryM
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, we both loved our meals. There was a slight confusion where the dish I original ordered was only listed in the allergy menu that I was looking at, but I was able to select an alternative without much trouble.

Serving staff were friendly and polite, the space is cosy and inviting. Would definitely recommend.

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NatalieK
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! We are definitely going to visit this place again

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EnnioS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's our second time at The Melusine. The ambient is amazing and the staff is friendly and well versed in the food and the wine. Highly recommended!

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jl65
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent seafood restaurant; not overly pretentious or overcomplicated but still interesting and surprising food. The mostly Greek wine list is also a broadening experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service, food amazing. Sea Bream 10 out 10

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AandD
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I high-diving experience for a very reasonable price. Tried the sea bream for two, expecting a regular fish but the chef elevated it to a truly extraordinary dish. Had an amazing time with my girlfriend. Thank you!

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vipPS74
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always fabulous and the food impeccable.
Hats off to the team.
A local gem.

Pardeip

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NickD
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good fish, a lovely meal with impeccable service

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vipMrWoodbox
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service....wine list is slightly esoteric

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vipFinediners
London
64 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Small plates were indeed very small. This was OK as we were sharing. The service was fine, but a little disappointed that the waitress seemed to have a "I told you so attitude".
The prices were a bit steep. The oysters that were left were indeed like left over food and very small. The Fish with the Lamb chops was an odd combination. The taramasalata was delicious. Does hurt a bit to see that you sell it for £2.20 take out though! Could have done with more desserts and sides selection.

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BelindaL
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service and fabulous atmosphere - what’s not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first return visit to this wonderful restaurant during these crazy times of 2020 but the food, service and ambience were every bit as special as on our previous visits. Really exceptional place - they certainly deserve the loyalty they have generated since opening in late 2019. Thanks to all the team!

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Harvey
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely, cosy restaurant with great food and excellent staff and service. It'd great to be right by the Marina and the menu offers a very creative selection.

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Penelope
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant in St Katharine Docks. Fish is very fresh, staff are knowledgable. Interesting selection of wines. Always delicious!

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vipAhmed
London
83 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I has monkfish, and it was the best I’ve ever had! I work nearby and hence I’m won over as a repeat customer!

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GeorgeB
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! Perfect location for a bit of seafood.

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vipElledeebee
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, careful service and excellent quality food & wine. Couldn't ask for more.

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PaulF
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good fish restaurant. Some interesting wines. My only real criticism concerns the dressing/boning of the sole. It was inexpertly done and messily presented. More practise needed.

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bdaygirl
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service + great location. We had a great evening

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richardh
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and again the food and wine was beyond our expectations. A truly wonderful restaurant with friendly, helpful very attentive staff. Keep up the good work!

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Sara
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this restaurant in the last minute on Saturday night, when all other restaurants were fully booked and we didn’t know what to expect because of this.

This turned out to be one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in London, if not the best. Everything was on point which made the experience a night to remember. Our waitress gave us the best service together with the restaurant manager. We had several dishes and all of them equally good, which I find to be very rare. We selected a white wine from Greece that was a good as the food. The ambiance in the restaurant was the cherry on the cake for this restaurant.

Neither me or my boyfriend lives in this area of London but we will for sure be coming back.

Thank you for a great evening!

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TomE
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great all round. Took guests there and they’ll be coming back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite and flavoursome. Octopus was cooked to perfection and the John Dory was very fresh and tasty.

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LaurenceG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you like seafood, fish, menu diversity, trying new flavors and dishes every time you eat at the Melusine, tasting some wine that you have never heard of before... then this is the place to go! The restaurant decor is welcoming, the food is delicious and innovative, the service is efficient and friendly and the setting of the restaurant at the heard of St Katherine's dock is amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I have been there several times already and I have never been disappointed.

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vipPeter
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A favourite restaurant but for the first time a bit concerned about value for money. The large plate main courses , fish for 2 to share, did not justify the price tag.

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Ivanna
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, limited choices and bit expensive but enjoyable

FAQs

The Melusine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7702 2976.

The Melusine is rated 4.8 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

The Melusine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://themelusine.giftpro.co.uk.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.