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Very good value for money. Good place to eat, drink and be merry.
Food was amazing and I loved the fancy a cuppa cocktail 🍸
Good service good food very nice experience we will back next time
Really lovely meal. Unobtrusive music (loud obnoxious restaurant music becoming a thing). Helpful cheerful staff. Highly recommend guacamole and burratta salad with crab but everything we had was delicious.
Decided to go to fancy crab for my birthday because of the reviews I had not only seen online but because of the menu and the open kitchen. I made a reservation 3 weeks ago and I had quite a few requests. My mum has breast cancer so I had to make sure we were on a table that was perfect for her to sit on because of how uncomfortable she is 99% of the time and fancy crab did just that. We were running 15 minutes late due to trying to organise my parents in their late 60's and have no sense of time and Fancy Crab were so accommodating and completely understood why we were late. The waitress was friendly and kept coming unto our table all night to make sure we were all ok. The food was OUTSTANDING, because it was my birthday we decided to go all out and order a lot of things, we ordered tuna tartare, 8 oysters, scallop ceviche, soft shell crab, clams and cockles and the deluxe platter. I honestly couldn't fault anything but the best part of the meal was definitely the soft shell crab. After having one too many cocktails ( I recommend asking the waiter on what cocktail to decide on because they really know what they are talking about) the waitress brought out a cake and sang Happy Birthday to me. I want to thank Fancy Crab for making my Birthday the best one yet and the waitress with the short black bob for being fantastic and really looking after us especially my mum. I will be back again without a doubt.
The restaurant is within walking distance from bond street station so it's very practical to get to. The decor is very calm and I loved the beautiful crab themed paintings on the wall. We were sat just in front of the kitchen where crab legs are beautifully displayed and you can see the food being prepared. The tables in here are the ever so famous marble look which is perfect for catching those beautiful instagram shots. Service was good but there were only 4 other customers in the restaurant when I was there, I cannot speak for how it would be at a later time. I would suggest that the waiter not push you to buy a crabs leg. It isn't filling and I specifically asked for something filling. I had to ask for the lunch menu which should've been given with the regular menu. I chose the crab bites which are basically a posh prawn cracker with crab and mayo filling. However it tasted INCREDIBLE, I couldn't get enough of the flavours, especially when I bit into the coriander leaf. We then ordered 4 of each of the fresh oysters which were beautifully presented and tasted extremely fresh and delicious. I then ordered the soft shell crab from the lunch menu and the pairing and flavour was a very unique one. I'd say you need an acquired taste for zesty flavours and definitely be someone who enjoys Kimchi. The soft shell crab also had a funny taste in the head but I still ate it as I was hungry. Unfortunately for my cousin she did not enjoy the dish and couldn't eat it. She was compensated with 2 free desserts in the end which was kind. Drinks are quite expensive for those of you that drink. Expect to pay more for your drink than some items off the menu. Overall it was a hit and miss with my visit but I'd definitely visit again to try the crabs legs.
We ordered the premium platter but overlook the list of seafood on the actual platter itself with two additional starters. We were quite surprised when we received the platter, there weren't any crabs on the platter. We just assumed with the restaurant being called Fancy Crabs, all the seafood platters would have crabs (but on the menu it does state everything but crabs). For improvements to the menu, we suggest being able to add crabs to the seafood platters would be nice. Also, we felt the platter could be filled a bit more mussels & clams to make it feel more like a premium platter. There's no doubt the seafood tastes really fresh especially the oysters (2 oyster in a premium platter between two person isn't enough really). We left the restaurant feeling slightly disappointed & half full. Our bill totalled to around £70 inc.tips. (not cheap but seafood is never cheap). We won't be in any hurry to come back since there are many restaurants in London that offers just a bit more.
This was my second visit to Fancy Crab, within the space of two weeks. This time I bought my Other half and daughter. We both had the crab Benedict which was delicious. I also love the flexibility of which menu one can choose from i.e the whole party doesn't have to dine from the same menu. Only fault is, I wish the children's menu had a couple more options - like a chicken one.
What a fabulous experience dining at this restaurant where I took my mum for an early Mother's Day evening meal after watching a show. The staff were so friendly (and funny) upon us entering and remained respectfully jovial throughout our meal. A lovely team working together. The food was outstanding and our server recommended what he thought my mum would like and what I would like. We went with his recommendation and my crab leg and shoulder was sweet, succulent, minus any shell and had already been removed from the shell but put back in for presentation. It couldn't have been easier to eat!! Mum had the crab curry which was creamy and plentiful. I have put pics of the restaurant on Facebook and can't wait to get my other friends there to dine. 10/10 Outstanding!
we booked this restaurant for my daughters birthday as well as for Mothers Day..unfortunately where can I start we were sat down in the lower part of the restaurant which did not seem to have any atmosphere felt we were excluded from the hub of the restaurant. We waited almost half an hour for our drinks to be bought to our table and even then it was our full order had to prompt the main waiter/manager that we were still waiting for our drinks....our starters came eventually which was fine...but unfortunately when our mains came my husband did not have his when I asked where it was they were not sure....probably a mix up in kitchen as we were told they are making his now....totally disappointed but it was meant to be a family meal and we were all having ours separately ....did not get all our side dishes and by this point I could not be bothered to ask for these...my husbands meal eventually came but that was warm....I was really disappointed with the whole experience. The waiter/manager had offered us some drinks or deserts on the house but by this point I wanted to leave....he did take my husbands meal off the bill for our inconvenience .....its a pity that it was not an enjoyable meal...dont think we will be returning again......