Not content with already having some of London’s best restaurants as part of the family, (The Ivy, Scott’s, 34…) Caprice Holdings has recently launched London’s latest hotspot on Berkeley Square: Sexy Fish.
Sexy Fish is a pan-Asian restaurant that specialises in Fish and Seafood, both on and off the menu.
Designed by Martin Brudnizki, the lavish interiors feature pieces of art from some of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the world.
Frank Gehry fish lamps hover over the bar; Damien Hirst designed bronze-cast mermaids with blue patina sit on either corner of the bar; and a Frank Gehry designed 13 ft crocodile dominates the back wall of the restaurant.
The Coral Reef Room on the lower ground floor is a private dining space for up to 48 guests with its own private bar and features two of the largest live coral reef tanks in the world. It’s all delightfully plush and theatrical.
Highlights from our visit included the seared yellowfin tuna; a fabulous miso glazed Chilean sea bass to rival Nobu’s famous miso black cod; tartare of tuna belly; and smoked eel with shavings of frozen foie gras that was absolutely delicious.
Due to an unfortunate accident in the kitchen, some of the items were off menu (kudos to the fabulous staff for dealing with what must have been a nightmare so efficiently and professionally), but I’ll be back to try the rock lobster and prawn tempura dishes.
Desserts were a real surprise, especially the matcha and ginger marble cake and a perfectly balanced white and dark chocolate tofu dessert.
Sexy Fish won’t be to everyone’s taste – the extravagant interior is a real feast for the senses – but for those wanting a fun night out in glamorous surroundings enjoying excellent pan-Asian cuisine, there’s nowhere better than Sexy Fish right now.
Sexy Fish is open until 2am, with a resident DJ from Thursday to Saturday.
If you enjoyed this review read about some of our other favourite Mayfair restaurants including Fera at Claridge’s or read about our favourite Japanese restaurants in London.