Seafood delights at the March Lobster Festival at The Grill on the Market, Smithfield
If you love seafood, then you simply must take time to indulge in the Lobster Festival that is currently taking place at The Grill on the Market in Smithfield. A short walk from St Paul's or Holborn, this venue is tucked away among the historic streets of the City of London.
When you arrive through the large doors, you are immediately presented with a city-style bar where a live pianist entertains guests. The back area of the building hosts an atmospheric restaurant with comfortable booths, where the live music is played gently through speakers to those dining.
A Champagne Mojito is the perfect way to start your dining experience and the wine list also provides plenty of other
options, with Mumm champagne available by the glass. For those looking to enjoy some of the delicious seafood dishes,
a bottle of the South African Clifford's Hill Sauvignon Blanc will certainly prove complementary.
As mentioned, seafood is the highlight on the menu at this restaurant. The calamari, baby scallop and bacon salad or
rock oysters all present an enticing light starter option. With the Lobster Festival in full swing for the month of March, you must choose this for your main. The fresh whole lobster is absolutely scrumptious and offered with either garlic butter or in a Themidor sauce. It is accompanied by chunky chips and you can also add a selection of side dishes; the asparagus is certainly worth a try.
If you are dining with a guest who is not so keen on lobster, other highlights on the menu include the various steak options and a selection of fajitas. For dessert, you can choose from favourites such as ice cream, crème brulee or red velvet cake with kumquat clotted cream.
The Lobster Festival is running at The Grill on the Market, Smithfield from Monday 4th - Saturday 30th March. Whole lobsters come with handcut chips either grilled with garlic butter or Thermidor for £17.50. The Grill on the Market, Smithfield is part of Blackhouse. To make a reservation, telephone +44 (0) 20 7246 0900.
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