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The joy of a long weekend in London - when everyone else has gone away. But finding somewhere decent to eat on Good Friday isn't all that easy with so many restaurants shut. Here, we showcase where's open and serving up super seafood this Friday.  


11-15 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DG

Richard Corrigan's seafood institution has a great deal on for this Good Friday. £29 per person will get you a platter of a stuffed lemon sole, baked oysters, grilled prawns, crispy squid, smoked salmon, garden salad and fries. Make sure you quote "fish feast special" when booking.

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rexmarianoRex and Mariano

2 St Anne's Court, London W1 0AZ

Currently one of the new openings in London Hot Dinners has been back to most in recent months. Every time, the food hits the mark - our current favourite dish is the tuna tartare with avocado, chilli and chives for a bargainous £8.

Good Friday opening hours: 12pm-10.30pm

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musselmenMussel Men
584 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AH

This popular pop-up turned East London bricks and mortar operation is going to be a fun place to spend time on Good Friday. Start with Salt fish croquets (£5.50) and work your way up to a bowl of their Shetland mussels with skinny fries for £12.50 or maybe seafood linguine (£15).

Good Friday opening hours: 5.30pm - midnight

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fishmarketFish Market
16B New Street, London, EC2M 4TR

Head to the City where Fish Market are putting a special Easter brunch on for Good Friday. Kick off with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, following that with a fish pie and a white chocolate cheescake. Three courses are £18 (two for £15) and for an extra £15 you can add on unlimited Prosecco to begin the long weekend in a pleasantly sozzled fashion.

Good Friday opening hours: 11.30am to 10.15pm

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wrightbrosWright Bros Spitalfields

2 St Anne's Court, London W1 0AZ

Sit up at the counter here on Good Friday and you can happily while several hours away. There's currently a choice of six oysters on the menu here including Scottish Cumbrae (£9 for three) to Guillardeau at £12.85 for three). After that, push the boat out with the salt-baked gilthead bream at £21.

Good Friday opening hours: 12pm-10.30pm

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yashinOcean House Yashin
117-119 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3RN

You may not be pushed for time on a bank holiday, but the Express lunch deal here is a steal and the great joy is you can have it on Good Friday. How does miso soup with ginger tofu foam, followed by pan fried cod cheek and Salt Koji marinated grouper for under £20 sound? We thought so.

Good Friday opening hours: 12-2pm and then from 6-11pm (last order at 9.45).

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More seafood spots to try...
  • Sutton & Sons pop-up at Boxpark, open 12pm-10.30pm
  • The Richmond - brand new to Hackney, head there for the oyster happy hour from 5-6pm on Friday with every oyster a £1 a pop.
  • Geales in Chelsea and Notting Hill
  • Hook - sustainable seafood in Camden
  • Bibendum - they're doing an Easter special of deep fried prawns ‘scampi style’ with pommes frites and tartare sauce for £20 (£12.50 for kids)


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