My husband and I went on a Saturday night at 8.30. We were shown to a big table upstairs (overlooking the river) which the waitress let us have as we were the last booking of the evening.
To start with my husband had the bread basket. This probably consisted of a whole banguette (which was generous) and a small portion of oil and balsamic vinegar. He felt that there should have been different varities of bread and more oil/vinegar. All in all it was a bit inelegantly served.
For mains he had the ocean pie and I had the prawn curry. The ocean pie looked anaemic and would have benefited from a few minutes under the grill. Perhaps it had just been put in the microwave? The vegetables that accompanied it looked okay. The menu stated that the prawn curry was in tomato sauce so I was surprised to find that it was also creamy. That being said, it tasted nice and the prawns were good. But the rice was suspiciously like boil in the bag and the other accompaniments were below par. I have to say that the actual curry was considerably better than the one that I had in an Indian restaurant the night before.
My husband had lemon tart for dessert. It was a generous portion but definitely shop bought. It tasted just like one I buy from the supermarket. It was supposed to come with creme fraiche but it wasn't like any creme fraiche that I have ever seen, it was watered down white slop.
During the meal I asked for a glass of tap water. This was again very was inelegantly served. Eariler in the day at a local coffee shop, they bought us iced water unprompted - what a contrast!
The restaurant wasn't busy (perhaps there were six other tables when we arrived) so we were finished in an hour and a half maximum. As the restaurant emptied out the waitress started re-laying the tables, this one of my pet hates.
We paid about £45 for our meal which included coffees, a fruit juice for me and a couple of alcoholic drinks for my husband.
It is such a shame that this restaurant doesn't hit the mark. It could be great and, purely for the location, I would consider going there again. Fisherman's Wharf - even the name sounds romantic. My advice to the owners would be: trim down your menu considerably and concentrate on serving fish dishes sourced locally, supplemented by a few meat dishes and vegetarian options. Cook food to order rather than just reheat, don't rely so heavily on the microwave.