October 18, 2001
We began our adventure with a starter of deep-fried calamari rings with lemon aioli. It was not a large portion, but they were large rings and were very, very tender. It was delightful.
For our main course, we had cod and chips. We all got the same thing. Sometimes I have plaice and chips, but not this time. This fish and chips almost defies description. The coating is light and flakes off, and it isn't greasy at all. The fish is the freshest you will ever taste--exquisitly white and tender, very lightly flavored. The pieces are huge, and none of us left any. The chips are nice, crispy french fries, chunky and delicious.
We washed this down with pints of ice-cold lager. I ordered a side of gherkins. I love them--sweet and tart at the same time. I even shared.
There is nothing on the menu except fish, but it runs the gamut from fish soup, prawn cocktail, and fish pie to oysters, salmon fish cakes, and lots more.
For dessert, we had some delicous sorbet, which cleansed our pallates and warmed our hearts. It was a wonderful meal with great service, a very British atmosphere, and three very contented Americans.
I can't believe I forgot to bring my camera, but oh well--my description will have to do for this visit.
From journal London- Its a Love Affair