14 May Prawn on the Lawn Islington
Rick and Katie Toogood have been making waves in Islington with their urban fishmonger and seafood bar turned seriously salty restaurant with time. The deal? Tucking into the freshest small plates and fish by the kilo, according to the daily catch from Devon and Cornwall (where the pair now looks after their second offspring in Padstow).
Depending on the tides: eponymous prawns on an avocado lawn; tasty sand sole Spanish-style, with green olives and agridulce ; crispy squid brightened up with preserved lemon, tarragon and capers; whole crab or brill… Pair it with the ace crushed puds or a light baby gem with truffle oil, and a glass of Muscadet.
Snacks : £3-3.50
Small plates: £7.50-10
Fish: £32-60 / kg
Wine: glass from £5.50, bottle from £22.50