Prawnography: Review


Sunday afternoon, my cousin and I made our way to Fish Market Restaurant, a short stroll from Liverpool Street Station for a late brunch. Instantly impressed upon entering the restaurant with the bright and clean environment and friendly staff, we were eager to try the delicious new Prawnography Pop up menu available from 9th July available from 11am to 4pm every weekend until 7th August.

For starters we chose the crab meat soldiers with boiled duck egg and two bacon wrapped scallops, both these items are available on the Prawnography Pop Up Menu. The scallops were fantastic. The saltiness of the bacon coupled with the melt in your mouth scallops was absolute perfection. My cousin and I could have dined on these all day. The crab meat soldiers with the boiled duck egg were equally flavoursome and an adult twist to a child hood classic.


The mains is where this brunch really shines. My XL Tiger prawn, toasted muffin, spinach, bacon butter, fried egg & harissa-naise was epic. The bacon butter mixed with the harissa-naise sauce was like heaven in mouth and perfectly complimented my XL Tiger Prawn, fried egg and spinach. As a lover of Eggs Benedict (to the point I tend to order it at every brunch venue I go to), this has definitely taken the top spot for best Eggs Benedict I have ever eaten. Next time I get this, I will order a poached egg though, as I have always preferred them over fried eggs.

My cousin’s Pan fried Loch Duart salmon, bubble & squeak with chive butter sauce, wasn’t on the Prawnography menu but this is probably a good thing. This means it’s a stable on the menu and isn’t around for a limited time only. I will definitely be trying this out next time I visit as the small sample I tried just wasn’t enough. It was delicious and if my cousin’s clean plate was anything to go by, she was certainly impressed. Her comments included questioning whether it’d be rude to lick her plate in the restaurant as the chive butter sauce was ‘that good’.


Obviously not lacking restaurant etiquette, we didn’t like our plates clean (despite the temptation being so great) and we waited patiently for our final courses. Pancakes with berry compote and Chantilly Cream for me and a Waffle with English strawberries and Chantilly cream for my cousin. Both dishes were the perfect ending to this perfect Sunday Brunch.


Our food was washed down with Fish Market’s two Bloody Marys at £7.50, the Fish Market special (Ketel One vodka, fresh tomatoes, thyme, fresh cucumber, jalapeno pickles, lemon juice, tabasco), the Dutch Bloody Mary (Classic Bloody Mary topped up with Peroni beer) and a bottle of 2015 Chenin Blanc white wine (£26.00). The Bloody Mary has to be my least favourite cocktail, but my Fish Market Special, minus the cucumber was actually lovely. The tabasco sauce and jalapenos added the perfect kick to the drink said to cure hangovers.

Definitely make your way to Liverpool Street to the Fish Market Restaurant and check out the Prawnography Pop Up Menu before it’s gone. With prices on the Prawnography Pop Up Menu ranging from £3.00 to £14.00, it makes more sense to purchase their two or three course brunch package which ranges from £16.50 or £19.50 per person. The portion sizes for each of the courses are definitely adequate and left us feeling perfectly contented rather than hungry or too full. For an added bonus, diners can pay an extra £15.00 and purchase bottomless prosecco while they eat. As waiters were extremely attentive to all diners present on the Sunday I attended, it’s highly unlikely your glass will be empty though out your dining period.