Ask anyone in London and they’ll tell you there’s one place to try to get a reservation right now and that’s Sexy Fish. The new Asian fish and seafood restaurant from Caprice Holdings opened in Berkeley Square in October and ever since then it’s been the hottest table in town.
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has masterminded the interiors and art plays a vital role in the design and mood of the restaurant and bar, featuring collaborations with several impressive international artists. The result is a showcase of extraordinary works by Frank Gehry, the genius behind the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. World-renowned artist Damien Hirst has created three site-specific artworks for the restaurant. If you get bored admiring all of the surrounding artwork, there’s plenty of celeb watching. Husband and I went on Saturday night and everyone in the restaurant looked like they had just stepped out of a magazine.
The Asian-inspired menus consists mainly of fish and seafood and is overseen by young British-born Head Chef Ben Orpwood, whose previous experience spans roles in Istanbul, Dubai, Sydney and Tokyo, including restaurants such as Zuma, Toko, the Sydney Collective Group, and with the Japanese izakaya, Daniel San. My favourite thing on the menu was the tuna tartare which was covered in giant black truffles and the miso glazed sea bass which literally melts in your mouth.
Tips: Call well in advance, and dress for the occasion. This is the perfect restaurant for a celebration, or a very sexy date night.
Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR. Reservations: 020 3764 2000.