All reader reviews by MR AND MRS SCOUT


Good location, huge place and comfortable where you can chill out for a couple of hours, great atmosphere and the staff are really friendly and heplful without being over the top or rushing you out, so in that respect all good, i have to say though i thought the food was a let down and expensive. Had fish sharing combo to start which was nice especially the fish cakes. I had ribs and piri piri chicken combo for main, which was dry and bland, was very disapointed. But my girlfriend had a burger which we ended up sharing and was really good, so i would say stick to a burger or steak they seem to be good at those.

Drinks, wine, cocktails etc quite pricey and the pitcher of draught beer was flat!!

Probably wouldnt go back unless you go on a monday night were certain dishes are 50% off.

Saturday, May 03, 2008
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 3 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 3

Ark Fish Restaurant

Ignore the bad reviews! this place is a real gem.

The fact that this place is packed out even on week nights says it all.

We went last night and want to go again for lunch it was that good!

Gill who is front of house was warm, welcoming and very efficient. Yes you have to wait for a table, but the bar area is plesant and bar staff quick to serve, the atmosphere from both staff and other costmers is inviting and friendly.

We were seated sooner than we ecpected, and as it was jam packed that surprised us, we were even offered our prefered table.

Lucy our waitress was a star, friendly, attentive and gave good advice on which dishes to have.

We had oysters which were so fresh, lucy even washed a shell for us to take home as it was a special occasion.

Then came the mussels and grilled king prawns, absolutley delicious.

We both had a special of grilled John Dory, perfectly cooked, a wonderfull meaty fish.

The chips were crispy and hot, and we had mushy peas, which is a must. (as we are both from 'up north')

The portions are generous, everything is cooked to order, so fresh hot and great value for money.

Staff worked very hard but managed to be friendly cheerful and attentive. Great atmosphere.

This was our first visit and will definatley be going again and again.

Wendy and Chele, Wanstead.

Sunday, March 02, 2008
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10

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