I took advantage of a special offer to try the fish surprise tasting menu at Zilli Fish in Brewer Street,London W1. The offer was for two people, a four course fish tasting menu with a glass of wine each at the special price of £17 each. I went tonight with my friend Mandy who adores fish and we were both quite excited.
Here is what the offer said "At the Soho-based eatery, chef Aldo Zilli will pick four surprise courses for you, depending on what's setting gills a-flapping at Billingsgate fish market on the day -- all washed down with two glasses of wine." This was offered at the special price of £34 for two, a £71 value!
Here is what we got: A small bowl of mussels and 1/2 a kind of tortilla with a filling of sweet potato and sweet corn to share for the first course. A slate with a small piece of salmon, small piece of coley, small piece of halibut and a small piece of sea bass - about a mouthful each of each fish and a prawn each. Plus a bowl of two scoops of ice cream each. We both had a glass of white wine and all this cost us £17 each. On top of this, not mentioned on the offer, we had to pay 12.5% service charge.
On the menu they had a three course meal for £16.90 and a table near us had that and it was proper sized portions with chips as part of the main course, so how was our meal value for money?
The food we actually ate was delicious and well prepared and the service was fine. The waiter David was very friendly and looked after us well. Aldo Zilli came over to the table and we had a quick chat before he had to leave with his family.
The restaurant was on a busy London street with plenty of people watching between courses and the general smell of the restaurant was mouth watering.
Perhaps Aldo Zilli would like to invite me back for a proper meal some time - I would be happy to accept!!