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The Facts
NAME: Trawler Trash
IT'S: A restaurant serving underrated seafood
SOFT LAUNCH: 28th April - 11th May (50% off food)
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chef George Notley is exec chef of the Fork & Blade Group, which owns Firedog in Fitzrovia
DID YOU KNOW: Trawler Trash is closed on Mondays as that is a day of rest for the trawler men
ADDRESS: 205 Upper Street, N1 1RQ
CLOSEST TUBE: Highbury & Islington
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Friday 11am-11pm; Saturday 9am-11pm; Sunday 9am-9pm
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Trawler Trash

OPENED

Trawler Trash is a fish restaurant focusing on lesser-known seafood, open in Islington.

The restaurant serves fish and seafood that tastes fantastic but is usually overlooked, such as coley, pilchards, sprats, grey mullet and crayfish.

The Spot:

The design of the 50 cover restaurant is inspired by the food, the sea and the ships that sail on her, so you’ll find golden tones, which bring to mind the crust of freshly fried fish and murky blues, which channel deep sea vibes. Concrete surfaces are evocative of wet markets and lighting of the glow of ships’ lanterns on a dark, misty night. You won’t be at all surprised to hear that there’s an open kitchen where you can watch chefs as they cook – it seems this may well be a new restaurant building regulation for 2017.

Fish at the market

The Food:

The underrated stars of the sea are delivered fresh each day, with nothing ever frozen. Executive chef George Notley has created a seasonal menu inspired by global flavours, which changes depending on the catch. There are small plates, plus larger dishes, with examples including beetroot cured ling (a cod-like fish), kipper carbonara and ‘trash pie’ (that’s a fish pie, don’t worry). This is the best of lesser known British seafood, given the attention it deserves.

The Drinks:

The list is packed with fish-friendly bottles of wines (with helpful pairing suggestions), and a short, on-trend beer selection, full of IPAs, including a grapefruit number – fantastic with seafood. There’s also a short cocktail list, including a G & T fizz with grapefruit and tarragon. Yum.

Trawler Trash Interior

The Damage:

Small plates range from £5-£9 with larger plates coming in at £10-£15. Wines start at £22 for a bottle, with nothing over £40. Beers are all £5.50 or under and cocktails £8-9.

In a Nutshell:

Trawler Trash is flying the flag for underrated seafood, or as they’re affectionately calling it, the ‘trash’ of the sea. We’re applauding this attempt to encourage Londoners to expand their taste for seafood that has less of a negative environmental impact than currently over-fished staples.

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The Facts
NAME: Trawler Trash
IT'S: A restaurant serving underrated seafood
SOFT LAUNCH: 28th April - 11th May (50% off food)
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Chef George Notley is exec chef of the Fork & Blade Group, which owns Firedog in Fitzrovia
DID YOU KNOW: Trawler Trash is closed on Mondays as that is a day of rest for the trawler men
ADDRESS: 205 Upper Street, N1 1RQ
CLOSEST TUBE: Highbury & Islington
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Friday 11am-11pm; Saturday 9am-11pm; Sunday 9am-9pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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