39 Queen Victoria Street
Tel 020 7248 3062
The Victim: Our Australian Finance Director, Craig
I love seafood. I have a problem with people who don’t like seafood. Seafood is good. It is not "fishy." People who say seafood is "fishy" have never eaten fresh fish.
So every so often, I go for a little walk at work and eventually, I make my way towards Queen Victoria Street where it about runs into Cannon Street and there’s Sweeting’s. And I look at all the seafood in the window and I sigh. Yummy.
So finally, I convinced our Australian Finance Director to come with me. I loved the seating arrangements–very different. You sit at a bar with about 8 to 10 stools. Your waiter stands behind the bar. I love the way she had the specials written on a notepad and just handed them to us. That was real.
I also liked how the wine was already out and about in chilled buckets. That was cool.
I ordered the scampi with bacon and a side of creamed spinach (Atkins, man). Craig got the Hake. We both gobbled our food up. It was yummy. I had some unfortunate spillage and the next person who took my seat was probably totally grossed out by the creamed spinach stain on the tablecloth, but oh well.
I will go back here again and again. But I will always go at 12 because #1, that’s when normal people eat lunch and #2, the closer you come to 1, the slimmer your chances of getting a seat.
The Verdict: GO!