Lime Review - Eating & Drinking
Semper - Azeez -Harris
The Seagrass based in Chapel Market which is situated in the infinitely trendy area of Islington is a restaurant that is about using the resources available to produce something that surprises.
It’s a squatter restaurant meaning exactly that-rather than having their own official premises Seagrass sets up in the evening on the premises of an old fashioned Pie and Mash house evidently adding a certain ambience of the traditional as you wait to be served their traditional fayre of British cuisine.
The cuisine is an excellent array of traditional British cuisine that is sourced literally a stone’s throw away- Chapel Market and Borough Market. My guests and I tucked into a sweet, crab bisque, Wild Highland Pigeon Breast with Leek, Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto, Lobster and the absolutely gorgeous Venison Haunch Fillet with Triple Cooked Chips and a Redcurrant and Port Jus which we all hailed as a beautiful success-generous portions of venison were devoured with vigour. Pudding was a chocolate brownie which unfortunately was not served warm but was nevertheless tasty. It’s reasonably priced with a three course meal at thirty pounds per head and a menu that changes weekly means diners are promised a pleasant surprise when they return.
Staff were attentive and on speaking to a couple it became clear that all the staff were acquainted outside of the restaurant and were merely enlisted through a network of mutual friends to make this venture come alive every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the evenings.
It’s definitely a venue to come to again and incidentally bring your own bottle they do not serve alcohol there.
Info: Thurs-Sat, 19:00-23:30. The Seagrass, 74 Chapel Market, Islington, London, N1 9ER,
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