Eat and Drink: Sexy Fish, London W1

A friend suggested we catch up at Sexy Fish after work last week and so I duly toddled off to Green Park, arrived at the restaurant and asked for a table at the bar. According to my friend, it can take a few months to get a proper table here, which I found quite astonishing!   However, there are a few bar tables that you can turn up and ask to be put on the waiting list for, so that’s what we did. As we arrived at 6pm, we were the first on the list and soon seated near the bar, with great views of the busy restaurant.   The bar is lovely. There are fish sculptures above it and at either end there are beautiful, blue mermaid sculptures. I could’ve happily whiled away my time with a glass of wine, watching the smartly-dressed bar staff mixing cocktails for the restaurant’s glamorous patrons.  I’m afraid the food was so heavenly that we gobbled it all up without taking any photos – oops! However, I really enjoyed spicy tofu noodles, bbq pork belly, salt and pepper squid, and a variety of maki rolls and gyoza – yummy! I definitely want to go back and next time I vow to eat slowly and take more photos… 

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Eat and Drink: The Pepys Pub, London EC4

  
Having been given a puppy for Christmas (more on this bundle of joy in future posts), I’ve been doing some research on where I can take him to eat out. 

I was due to meet friends at The Pepys, so thought I’d take a chance and email to see if it’s a dog-friendly pub. I was so pleased when I received a speedy response from the manager, who charmingly said that my pooch was welcome if he was well-behaved, just like the pub expected from their human patrons!    
You get to the pub via a little alleyway and it’s upstairs on the first floor. There are lovely views of the Thames, which looks so peaceful at night. I can imagine it would be great to come here on a summer’s day and sit by the window with a glass of rosé. 

The decor is simple, yet effective, with some old posters and lights to lend an “antiquey” feel to the pub and pay homage to their namesake. The food and service were both great and I’ll definitely be going back with my puppy!