We were in the car and had booked at a restaurant and decided the last minute not to go to the previously decided restaurant and to try fishmonger illovo. I called from the car we were about 15 minutes away and it was a Saturday night. They had space “outside” and took my reservation. When we arrived we were seated inside.
It was very busy with only 3 tables available. It took the waitress some time to get our menus to us but did apologize and promptly brought us our drinks order.
We ordered the medium oysters to start with. The brought some very nice fresh Portuguese rolls. The oysters that came were definitely not medium so we sent them back and the manager came to apologize and rectified the error promptly and apologized for the kitchens mistake. Worth the wait because the oysters were extremely fresh and delicious
Hubby ordered the sea bass plain grilled with stir fry vegetables and I ordered the queen prawns with rice and veg of the day which was cream spinach and butternut.
When the food came it was very nicely presented. My hubby wasn’t happy with his fish he said they may have overcooked it and perhaps he was wrong in ordering it plain grilled and perhaps he should have asked for it to be pan fried with lemon butter for flavor as it had little to none.
His veggies looked very nice and fresh with vibrant colors but again he was not able to compliment the flavor. As we have eaten here on other occasions Hubby has had sea bass there before and has always enjoyed it.
My prawns were amazing. Super fresh and cooked to perfection. The rice was delicious and the veg full of flavor. Our meals couldn’t have been further from opposite...
I really enjoyed my meal.
We ordered a scoop of chocolate ice cream and some espresso’s to finish off with and this was delicious such good ice cream!
Our waitress Rachel was very attentive and on her toes and the other waitrons also checked up on us every now and again.
The ambience was a little noisy because of where we were seated but otherwise very nice.
They offered us Italian kisses with our bill.
Definitely will go back...
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