He made his name as one of the UK’s best fish suppliers with Henderson’s and now Shaun Henderson is heading over to the other side and opening a restaurant in partnership with Chef Neil Wager, who has huge experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants all around the world over the past 34 years. Off The Hook which is opening in Wapping in January, will include a seafood restaurant, fish & chip takeaway and fish butchery, showcasing an age drying process. As Henderson’s is big on sustainability, so too will Off The Hook; they’re going to have fully traceable fish, right back to the fisherman who caught it, how it was caught and when it arrived in London.
The main restaurant will serve up dishes like wild seabass sashimi with wasabi, pickles, soy & shiso; Iki-Jime trout with nori seaweed, trout roe & spring onion; dry-aged monkfish with kimchi & fennel; and halibut with wild chanterelles, crown prince squash & cider stock. The sea vibes will continue through to the drinks, with cocktails using produce from the coast – there’s a Messy Martini made from Cornish Morveren absinthe, Pilgrim & Galaxy hop gin and vermouth, and an Oyster Shot, Cornish squid ink gin served from a Maldon rock oyster.
The fish & chip shop will be Off The Hook’s take on a classic chippie, with battered hake & chips, crab on chips, lobster rolls, and crab mac & cheese available to takeaway. And if you want even more fish to have at home, a daily selection of seafood will be on offer in the fish butchery.
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Opens Tues 4th January 2022
27 Gauging Square, London E1W 2AE