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occasionally go South of the River and now we’ve found something worth travelling for. The Fish Place in Battersea is located on the banks of the River Thames which means it has one of the best views in London. Opposite is the 5-star Verta Hotel with its own heliport – that’s right they actually own the only heliport in London. And if you’re lucky you’ll catch a peek of the rich and famous as they arrive – apparently Abramovich is a regular.

The minute we approached The Fish Place the door was opened and we were greeted by the friendly staff. Coats taken and escorted to our window table, actually they’re all window tables we browsed the menu whilst breaking into the fresh warm bread rolls and appetizer shots of salmon.

For starters we opted for the Grilled Devon Scallops served on Truffled Jerusalem artichoke puree and chicken jus and the Pan Fried Tiger Prawns. The prawns were huge and served on a generous bed of salad with crispy bacon – thumbs up.

For mains we were tempted by the lamb but seen as it is the Fish Place we thought we’d stick with the fish, and so we ordered the Pan Fried Haddock and the Monk Fish special. Both dishes were great, but the Monk Fish was the winner (by a fraction), wrapped in parma ham the fish was a thick, fresh and tasty. The kind of food you get in Michelin restaurants.

To end we went with Rhubarb parfait with Passion fruit crème Anglaise, full of flavour and light enough not to completely finish us off. The Fish Place is the kind of place you’d go for a special occasion or treat – the prices on an evening can be expensive but for the level of food we think it’s justified, they even serve sorbet in between courses…need we say more?

Boys take your date and girls take the parents, its bound to impress. Plus if you can’t afford a slap up meal head along and try out the set lunch, only £15 for two courses or check out the other special offers.

The Fish Place, Vicentia Court, Bridges Court Rd, SW11