" With the well-regarded French restaurants Le Vacherin and Le Cassoulet under his belt, chef-patron Malcolm John has launched this modern British brasserie to no less impressive results. The name sums it up: simple dishes of fresh fish and crustacea sourced from the south coast and Cornwall, with the grill offering rare-breed meats and free-range poultry, all enlivened with bold and enticing flavours. Try the kipper salad with apple, watercress and mustard; whole roast sea bream stuffed with fennel; or the highlight of the menu, the Southdown leg of lamb, marinated in garlic, cracked black pepper, coriander and rosemary. Add to that blissful desserts, reasonable prices, and John has another hit on his hands. "
" A laid back, relaxing place thats still upmarket. Yellow fin tuna tartare (8.25) is lightly marinated in lime, which gives it a light, fresh flavour. A tuft of grated white radish on top of the fish adds a clean, crunchy texture. The grill menu includes steaks, a burger and lamb dishes, such as the Southdown leg of lamb (12.95), which is juicy and cooked perfectly to order with a spicy seasoning. Quality independent restaurants are hard to come by, much less ones that arent in Zone 1 (or 2, or 3). Fish and Grill is a restaurant you can feel at home in, no matter your postcode. "
- Michelle Court, Senior London Sub Editor
Time Out (4 out of 6 stars)
" If youre not yet a Croydoner, chef patron Malcolm John once told us over the phone, You soon will be. The new venture is a smart one both figuratively and literally. The attraction is simple locally sourced fresh seafood and meaty grills served in a sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere. Main courses can also send diners into a decision-making deadlock. A last-minute decision to go for the hand-diced Angus beef burger was rewarded with juicy meat, meticulously crafted. While Johns decision to launch a fine dining establishment in the suburbs might have seemed overly optimistic, it seems the gamble paid off. "
- Charmaine Mok
" Fish & Grill in South Croydon had excellent service, the food was very tasty and the ambiance was very relaxing and chilled. "
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