Neptune at the Principal


Seafood | North London

Described as "a neighbourhood restaurant created in partnership with three-time Bib Gourmand winner Brett Redman, and stylist-turned-restaurateur Margaret Crow" they're aiming for a Bloomsbury salon for the 21st century vibe.

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Test Driving Neptune - a stylish seafood spot in Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury just got itself a very stylish seafood restaurant - we went to see what Brett Redman and Margaret Crow have done with Neptune at The Principal on Russell...
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Restaurant details

8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
Telephone number: 020 7520 1806


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Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Tony Turnbull Times
Reviewed on June 30, 2018
"I believe hake, tomato, mussel and broad bean broth was a signature main course at the Richmond, and if so I can see why they’ve brought it with them. A large darne of hake, flavour-enhancing skin crisped up in the frying pan, was joined by plump shelled mussels, olive-skinned tomatoes and double-podded beans in a clear broth with proper depth of flavour and a whisper of tarragon." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6.5
Grace Dent Guardian
Reviewed on June 29, 2018
"My main of turbot with artichokes was perfectly fine. Turbot is everywhere right now, being cooked on fire and charcoal, so this pan-fried version on an olive-oil hollandaise felt rather pedestrian." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on June 20, 2018
"(The seafood dishes) were nice enough, and the fish well-cooked, but they lacked punch and were a bit reminiscent of first-class in-flight catering — or, as it might be, decent hotel catering." READ REVIEW