There’s only one restaurant in London where you can get yourself a plate of fish and chips with an unheard-of twist – and we’re not talking just a twist of lemon either. Here at Tropical Fish & Steak House in London’s Southwark, on the cusp of Walworth and Bermondsey down Old Kent Road, you can get tropical fish and chips. That’s right: imagine an orange-lined triggerfish, three-striped damselfish or the blue-green chromis damselfish battered and then battered again with a batter of beer, fried in a kind of deep different to these marine animals’ natural habitat and laid to rest on your plate. Steaks also available.
Tropical Fish & Steak House, an unheard of combination even in London’s crazy, zany dining scene, where you can drink port from an old man’s hat and eat shadows of fruit not yet fallen from the tree. This gem of a Walworth seafood and steak restaurant down Southwark’s Old Kent Road takes the surf and turf concept to new heights and new deeps, greener pastures and distant oceans, if you will. Imagine eating a filleted hammerhead with a side of brain coral – just as an entree – before moving onto a beef steak harvested from cattle fed for 256 days on a diet consisting exclusively of pine nuts and wheat beer, massaged with pesto and blindfolded to reduce energy consumption before being humanely slaughtered on site in the restaurant.
Imagine that and then imagine a London seafood restaurant whose walls are made from aquariums and whose parquet floor is made from an alternating pattern of pink coral and polished bovine bone. A fantastic way to dive headfirst into Tropical Fish & Steak House’s unique offering is to book (well in advance) for the underwater set menu for two or more people. It’s essential that you have your SCUBA license for this lavish three-course dining event – diners at this Walworth and Southwark aqua-restaurant don their wetsuits and jump in a big tank of water wherein at a depth of approximately 5 metres (depending on how busy the restaurant and tank is) they are served a range of delectable dishes all accompanied, naturally, by a fine selection of international wines. Book now!