A short walk from Highbury & Islington Station is fishmonger and restaurant Prawn on the Lawn.
If you are a lover of seafood, this place is a definite GO TO. Its menu offers some beautiful small plates and some more substantial platter/crab/prawn options; it’s simple and oh so effective, if these fish were alive, they’d definitely be talking.
Upstairs is the fishmonger part which has a small amount of seating available for walk-ins. Downstairs is the small inviting basement dining room.
So what did my party of three go for? Amaretto Sours (what a delightful aperitif!), seared tuna, scallops, 1/2 pint of prawns, a dressed hen crab, homemade soda bread, a salad and a bottle of white. Total £97 + Service. We thought we may need to order a few more plates but that was definitely a “nicely full” fill. It was a great meal with friendly service, so totally recommendable.
I have all too late thought I should have asked what the secret was to the crab dipping sauce (Vietnamese inspired perhaps?) and the paprika creme fraiche (made with paprika perhaps?)… and I didn’t even have the dish that was called “Prawn on the Lawn”… I’ll have to go back 😉
CHEERS PRAWN ON THE LAWN!!
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