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“Great food, Great Place.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of FishWorks - Richmond - CLOSED

FishWorks - Richmond
13-19 The Square | Old Market, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1EA, England
+44 20 8948 5965
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Price range: $31 - $86
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Fish lovers flock to Richmond to enjoy the same delicious fresh seafood for which Fishworks is famed in its biggest restaurant yet. The unpretentious décor echoes the straightforward tone of the menu, which allows diners to order straight from the fish counter (or even buy something to take home). The menu changes regularly, but classics such as fish pie, zuppa del pescatore or the house speciality - a whole fish, baked or roasted for you to share - keep the regulars coming back. There's also a dedicated seafood cookery school on-site.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great food, Great Place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I have been here several times and the food has always been excellent. You can take someone here knowing that the food will not disappoint. The staff are friendly and helpful and the prices are reasonable for what you get. The portions are not large (for me that is a good thing) and I would say the food leans towards contemporary english. Most recently I went with an old work friend and we chatted for hours one Tuesday evening without feeling pressurised to leave or have further drinks. When in Richmond I eat here.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We enjoyed our meal here, the mussels were excellent and very fresh, the scallops to start were great.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Ignore the bad reviews!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

I almost cancelled my booking after seeing the poor reviews but so glad I didn't! Really good meal, friendly very helpful waitress who took the time to explain the different types of fish on offer and have suggestions. Quick service, lovely decor, great price (50% off with the top table deal). I had monkfish, my boyfriend seabream and both were delicious and well cooked and presented. Try it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Quick, simple and good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

If you are going to the theatre in Richmond and want a quick dinner before, Fishworks is ideal. The quality is always good, the price reasonable and the service very quick. It is a pity that they have closed down the main fishmonger we had in the area though

Visited September 2012
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Fish doesn't work!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Went there to celebrate birthday with our 7 month old. They seated us in the middle of the restaurant on the uncomfortable wooden chairs. I ordered the fried squid which was very bland and the lobster which was well seasoned but a bit rubbery. Service was abysmal and they took over 20 minutes to take our dessert order so we didn't bother to order any dessert as it was getting too late.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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