Posted 25th November 2009
A Monday lunchtime, following what turned out to be a ‘later and heavier than planned’ weekend, I knew that I shouldn’t, however I couldn’t resist the opportunity to meet up with a friend and her mum for lunch.
After searching for a restaurant open on a Monday lunchtime (a more difficult task than anticipated) we arrived at Fishers Restaurant on Princess Victoria Street, Clifton. We were greeted with a warm and busy dining room, and a great ambience… the perfect escape from a cold November day.
I love nothing more than sitting in the midst of a busy and bustling restaurant, and Fishers is just that. The plethora of marine ornaments and memorabilia give it a rustic and quirky feel and make Fishers the perfect setting for both a casual lunch with friends or work colleagues and for a more intimate evening meal for two.
Like many restaurants, Fishers offer special menu at lunchtimes and early evening. At only £8.50 for two courses the price is a bargain. A three course set menu is also available in the evenings as well as the A la carte menu. Generally speaking you can get a main course for £13 – £20 and wine is fairly standard in terms of pricing (£3 – £5 per glass and around £15 per bottle).
There wasn’t a huge variety on the lunchtime menu, only 3 starters and 3 main courses to select from however the a la carte menu is much more extensive and includes everything from Lobster, to oysters, to home made haddock and chips!
Dishes we ordered include ling in a creamy sauce, haddock – which was bony (as to be expected) but tasted incredibly fresh and was cooked really well. The real winner for me though was Thai red curry with shark medallions, having not tried shark before I can definitely say that I would order it again. It was wonderfully succulent, full of flavour and really fell apart on your mouth – definitely a fish I would recommend.
Service was good, albeit not quite a quick as I would have liked on a lunchtime when many diners are pushed for time. But the food really was excellent and the atmosphere and general dining experience, fantastic.
Verdict: If like me, you’re a big fan of fish but find that you don’t eat it often enough, Fishers is a great opportunity to be daring and try new things and to be introduced to new flavours, well worth a visit as you won’t be disappointed!
Fishers Seafood Restaurant
35 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village,Bristol BS8 4BX
0117 974 7044
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