Wednesday 16 May 2012

The Seagrass Restaurant in Islington

The Seagrass isn't quite a pop-up, as it seems to be opening indefinitely, but it does deserve it's place her as it borrows a few tricks from pop-ups and supper clubs:  It's open for only a few nights at a stretch, you pay a fixed price, and it's BYOB.  Long live The Seagrass!

"This summer sees the launch of The Seagrass, a part time ‘squatter’ restaurant in Chapel Market, one of London’s most established foodie areas. Pie and mash shop by day, this hidden Victorian gem transforms into a gastronomic delight by night.
Open only on Thursday to Saturday evenings, the restaurant has a seasonal menu that changes every week and specialises in fresh seafood sourced from the surrounding suppliers in Chapel Market and game from The Wild Game Company.
Dishes on the £30 per head for three courses menu include Pan Fried Squid in Chilli Butter with Rocket, Chorizo and Pine Nuts, Wild Highland Pigeon Breast with Leek, Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Lobster Thermidor and Venison Haunch Fillet with Triple Cooked Chips and a Redcurrant and Port Jus. There’s also a BYOB policy.
The Seagrass is the brainchild of four dedicated foodies: Ruaridh Emslie (The Wild GameCompany) Dan Boxall, Isabel Widowson and Head Chef Ian Sims (Mussel Inn, Edinburgh) who have pooled their experience and passion on this project. When they’re not at the restaurant they can be found selling street food at Broadway and Whitecross Street Markets."

When - Thursday - Saturday evenings, 7pm - 11.30pm

Where - Manzes, 74 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 9ER

Cost - £30 per head from

Link 1 - The Seagrass
Link 2 - Article
Link 3 - The Seagrass on Facebook
Link 4 - A review

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