There are old school restaurants and then, there are old school restaurants with a music night. A music night that involves man, one keyboard, and a lot of 80s. Fish Central is exactly this kind of old school restaurant. It’s a big white table cloth spot in Clerkenwell that’s been serving up, as they put it, ‘possibly the freshest fish in London’ since 1968. Their £20 fish supper is about as classic as it gets: a prawn cocktail starter, cod or haddock and chips, and then a choice dessert, like sticky toffee pudding. It’s a classic trio that everyone always wants to see. The anti-Top Gear, if you will.
Aside from that, the food at Fish Central is pretty solid. You don’t need a freedom pass to come here and eat some perfectly cooked scallops, or crispy scampi. In fact, you don’t need any special reason to come here. It’s a simple and honest neighbourhood restaurant that neither over promises, or under delivers. A restaurant where Chic could soundtrack your Saturday night skate or, just give you the three course supper you need on a Friday lunchtime.