I felt compelled to register with Tripadvisor after yet another wonderful evening at 'The Bluefish'.
We first came across this lovely little restaurant 4 years ago after moving to Portland Bill. We were foolish enough to turn up on a cold wednesday in March without a booking, to find the place packed and unable to get a table. Having learnt our lesson , we have been regular visitors and make a point of taking our visiting freinds there with total confidence in the quality of the food and service.
On 'Burns Night' we had friends visiting from London whose 'hobby' is dining out. We had a wonderful meal which our friends compared very favourably to their previous week's visit to The Ivy Restaurant in London's Covent Garden ( and far better value ).
Our most recent visit was for Valentines Night . We had not seen a menu before the evening, but were aware it was a 4 course meal. On reading the choices available, including starters of, Ham hock and lentil broth, Local hand dived scallops, and slow cooked pigs cheeks, it was already becoming a difficult decision.. I was intrigued by the macaroni with field mushroom sauce, salsify, poached egg and truffle oil, so this was my choice........delicious........I could easily of had more of this for a main course. My husband chose the broth which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Main courses enclude Sea bream with mussel & mascarpone risotto, Confit of Guinea fowl with Polenta, port & 5 spice jus ( my husband's choice ) , Slow cooked Wiltshire beef ( my choice) as well as a couple of other equally imaginative dishes.
The dessert platter was a work of art , giving a selection of tastes to suit every palate. Although quite full, we even managed to enjoy a small plate of cheese to finish off the evening.
The menus are always interesting and imaginative with combinations of ingredients that make my mouth water; the service is efficient and friendly and the ambience is cosy and informal. Whether you live locally or are just visiting , do not miss out on this wonderful place.