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“Swimmingly good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
5 Stoney Street | Borough Market, London SE1 9AA, England (London Bridge)
02074075777
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Ranked #1,170 of 16,877 restaurants in London
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: London Bridge
Transit: London Bridge
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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
“Swimmingly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I love mooching around Borough Market in London and have noticed Applebee's a few times. On my last visit to the Market I checked Trip Advisor for the restaurant reviews and took a table! I was not disappointed. Great service, good menu and some of the best fish I have had in any restaurant around the world. I chose the fish mixed grill which came with a choice of salad or fries along with 3 dips. For starter I tried the salmon and tuna carpaccio. Both dishes were excellent. A great atmosphere in there too. There is also a fresh fish counter to purchase items to take home, again it all looked very fish and lots of choice. There was an extremely large queue outside the shop for garlic prawn wraps which also must have been good and worth the wait.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious and Fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

An excellent Fish restaurant. From the outside it doesn't look like much but the food is absolutely to die for. Best Fish I have eaten in a restaurant...I have been going here for a couple of years and it has always been excellent. Love it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“The freshest fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stopped for a mid-week lunch and shared the delicious appetiser plate which included oysters, caviar, anchovies, olives and sashimi. We shared the main course mixed fish grill which was fresh and beautifully cooked. I would say that we could have easily eaten one each - we are used to seafood restaurants where a mixed grill is massive - this is more refined and fine dining in style. Our mistake meant we could indulge in desserts which were also tasty, but again, think 'plate decoration' when "chocolate sauce" is noted.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Really great fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

It is a fishmonger when the market is open, so the fish there is fresh and the menu always offers something new along the evergreen courses. It is good for a business lunch, a dinner with friends or a romantic evening; if you book 24 hours in advance, on certain days you get 25% off food. Strongly recommended the deep fried whitebait, the mixed grilled fish platter and the lemon sole. The selection of white wines is good, do not underestimate Italian prosecco (especially on a price-adjusted basis).

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Anna and I went to London and wanted something nice to take our daughter. She loves Thai and has been trying some fish dishes. We usually have a visit to borough market when in London to saviour the hassle and bussle and I always have a fish wrap on the street from Applebee's so we decided to book the restaurant and were really pleased that we did. Our hobby is eating out and this year we've been to lots of places and a re very often disappointed with over priced pretentious food that doesn't deliver Raymond Blanc's Le Manior was the worst.
Applebee's food was great we shared scallops and they were the best ever followed by mixed platter for Anna, piri piri prawns for Harriett and monk fish for me, all dishes were fabulous. We shared a cheese board, great selections and a cheese cake which was amazing. All that and a bootle of wine just £120 great value. Definitely going back next time in London and will measure all future fish dishes to these.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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