Seafood in Soho

I know, I know I’ve been doing a lot of restaurant posts lately.

London just keeps popping out these new crackers, and I can’t resist!

Plus, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this one. I went with a group at the weekend, had an exceptionally lovely time basking in the candlelight, drinking frosty white wine and nibbling on seriously special seafood.

Non-Londoners I hope you’ll forgive me for another London foodie recommendation, but next time you’re in town you’ll forgive me. This place has rocketed into my favourite haunts.

And I’ve included a few outfit shots to make up for it!

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Looking a little more grown up than usual! In a  look to take me straight from meetings to supper.

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And still enjoy the sunshine in between!

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White jacket // White skirt

Black cami (wardrobe staple)

Polkadot shoes // Striped bag // Silver May Honey Bee Necklace

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Now, let’s get down to the good stuff!

Welcome to the joint I can’t stop telling everyone about.

Rex & Mariano.

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You’ll find it hidden away on a side street in Soho.

Scando, marble clad, honey comb tiled, open plan design with communal ancient sinks for washing hands and preparing for the feast ahead.

All of the ordering is done on iPads.

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You flip through the menu and order as you go.

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The ticket is sent straight to the kitchen and brought to the table by eager to please, charming staff.

No robots. Yet.

The focus is on fresh, light, perfectly prepared seafood.

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The tuna tartar is a triumph, and we ended up tapping in two more orders of it almost immediately.

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Zingy, sharp ceviches.

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Bowls of fresh oysters.

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One of the best fritto mistos you’ll ever come across!

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Cooked prawns, raw prawns.

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Mixed carpaccio.

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Lobster ceviche.

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More prawns!

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With a generous squeeze of lemon.

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Courgette fries.

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The life and sole of the party!

And of course, more raw prawns. (They’re my absolute favourite and I cannot resist!)

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To finish we shared a few rounds of layered chocolate mousse.


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Wickedly delicious.

Along side lemon sorbet swimming in limoncello.

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with a little more limoncello on the side!

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The vibe on Saturday night was buzzy, electric, chatty and fun.

There were cracking tunes playing in the loos, which we all wished could have been playing in the restaurant… but you can’t have everything!

In-expensive, fresh, wholesome and fantastically tasty.

I whole heartedly recommend a trip. Check out the website for deets.

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  • Amy Capper

    OMG those prawns!!! How can I persuade my seafood-hating boyfriend to take me here?!
    Amy |

  • Tal

    Don’t apologise you silly banana! We love your food posts. I love your reiss skirt too!

    My Little ‘Dream’ Box REVIEW | April 2015 UK

  • Looks delicious and I adore your skirt!
    At least your ‘raw prawns’ are slightly cooked, a (Japanese) friend of mine once made me try completely raw (blue) prawns… Have to say I wasn’t a fan! xo

  • The slow pace

    That place looks amazing!!! Seafood and chocolate mousee are my fave!

  • I’m not really one for sea food, but I love your outfit. Especially that pretty skirt!! 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Oh this looks incredibly tasty! I have to say though, sea food always looks so beautiful and appetising to me but in reality I actually dislike a lot of it… I’ll just have to look on and fantasise about what other people must think it tastes like! =p


  • Jeannie C

    The food looks delightful! And you needn’t worry, I’m spiritually consuming these restaurant posts haha

  • Mouth-watering! I’m too clumsy with food to wear anything white to a place like this though- I’d end up looking like a Jackson Pollack by the end.

  • Rosie! This looks amazing! I adore your outfit – that skirt is divineee.

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

  • That tuna tartar looks so delicious!! And I love the idea of ordering on iPads–so futuristic!

  • I love prawns way too much to pass on that one! The food looks delicious xx

  • Laura

    This looks delicious! My boyfriend and I went to Bonnie and Gull in Exmouth market a few weekends ago (on your recommendation!) and loved it! Must try this place, thank you for sharing 🙂 x

  • If I still ate fish I would be running here so fast! I will recommend to all my non-vegan friend. Sophie xx PS a black cami truly is a girls best friend.
    Sophie xx

  • I love this kind of dining, everyone dipping in and out of the dishes they fancy, all shared together!

  • I adore this place – in fact so much so that I badgered the head chef to let me interview him for my blog, and I put the post up earlier today –
    Rosie xx

  • That skirt is perfect on you! You’ve got the best legs, Rosie. Quite jealous!


  • Emma and Emily

    This looks gorgeous! You’ve made me crave seafood like mad now. When can I have those prawns??

    Emily x

  • Oh My!! I feel like I need to travel to London so I can go to this mouth watering restaurant!! Every picture caught my taste buds attention. Thank you for sharing!

    -The Southern Adventurer

  • That skirt is beautiful, and I’m obsessing over all of this food!!

    x Sarah

  • will have to pop down. Spent last Saturday at Bonnie Gull in Exmouth Market which was divine.

    I’ve just started a blog of my own, slightly daunting but loving it.

    E x

  • Hannah

    The food looks delicious! Every time I read your posts it makes me want to be more adventurous with seafood. I love it but am generally scared to eat raw stuff… But your posts are slowly convincing me to give it a try!

    Also, if that’s your boyfriend in the pics I believe that’s the most we’ve seen
    of him so far! Lol I’m dying to see what he looks like it’s been
    killing me for over a year now!

  • Never too many restaurant posts! (they’re the best one shhhhh) I mean WHO doesn’t love food and pictures of food and looking at food and thinking about food…

    Hazza x

  • Zoe

    Looks bloody amazing!


  • I loved it there too, great place.
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  • Food looks divine. Love your skirt! Katie x

  • Anita Muffins Fosen

    Yum, looks amazing! xx

  • Such delicious seafood! 🙂

  • Livia S.

    Another lovely post! Does anyone know a similar blog to Rosies one? I just enjoy the style and the pictures!
    Or which blogs do you enjoy reading, Rosie?

    Broadway Nature

  • Kate

    This looks so divine!


  • I don’t like seafood but an this looks delicious! Love your white skirt too Rosie, what a perfect spring piece to take from day to night

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  • Food looks delicious, not sure about ordering on the ipad, is this the future? I love connecting with actual staff and getting recommendations!

  • Mmmm the food looks incredible and the outfit you wore is superb!

    Danika Maia


  • Love the stripes and chevron mix! This looks like such the fun day 🙂

    xx, Mel

  • Ohhhhh looks delicious! I could literally live off seafood. It’s a shame we don’t have a Rex & Mariano in Nottingham!

    Gemma x

  • I’m not a big seafood fan, but everything looks mouth watering — especially those oysters! Love your restaurants recommendations 🙂

  • MMMmmh fish! Definetly one of the best things when it’s well prepared! Where do you get to know all these places? My to-do list is so long because of you!


    Céline from Larry & Co.

  • Kate

    You looking amazing and some mouth-watering food to drool over? What’s not to love?! This place looks incredible. x
    Kate Louise Blogs

  • patternoftaste

    This looks so yum – and especially the prawns 🙂 This place is now on my list to visit. Loving your outfit, and the polka dot shoes are super cute xx

    Of Taste

  • Lucy Birchall

    Argh, Rosie, I am salivating. SALIVATING! Seafood is my weakness, even though it’s not even something to feel guilty about. I caught a glimpse of the word “aïoli” on the menu and started licking my lips. THEN you start with the almost endless stream of glorious pictures of the dishes and my eyes were glistening. 100% firmly saved in my ‘London’ folder on my MacBook, and practically top of the list too. Thank you thank you thank you.

    PS. Hello to your shoes!

    She’s So Lucy

  • mariel

    ahhh all the seafood is making my mouth water <3 I will definitely pay a visit here when I visit London next time! love your outfit too, so pretty <3

  • Rūta

    Mmmm those look so delicious. Majorly craving seafood atm.

  • I’m such a seafood fan, so naturally this looks ah-mazing. As does that skirt, but when does Reiss ever fail!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Oh lord the SEAFOOD. Need this in my life right now.

  • Natasha Lancaster

    Your outfit is just too cute, in love with you polka dot Dolche’s

  • I don’t live in London, but I love your London food posts. I’ll be in London next month…adding this restaurant to my list.

  • Soooo in love with your skirt & polka dots! As a fish lover, this place looks amazing. The tuna tartare looks to die for!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • WOW the seafood looks amazing! Tartare, calamari, prawns and chips. What more could you want from life?! Cannot wait to check this place out!

  • Everything looks so fresh and delicious!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • Ivana

    Your shoes are adorable! And all thoes food photos make me hungry!

    Would you check out my new blog please 🙂

  • I could eat seafood all summer long!

    I would love to know of any restaurant recommendations close by the V&A if you have any? Xx

    Olivia –

  • Aurè

    Hello,Ciao Rosie…well,I dont live in the beautiful London but this’s such a nice post…such great photos…let’s enjoy the sunshine!…lets enjoy the seafood!

  • I’m in love with your skirt! x

  • Mouthwatering! Seasfood is definitely my weakness <3 x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  • alex

    You mentioned the black tank as a wardrobe staple…would be amazing to see a post on the rest of your wardrobe staples!!

  • I really need to try this place, looks fab

    Mel x

  • Queenie Lee

    Rosie, you’re making me so jealous and hungry!

    Seafood is my absolute fave and the food here looks delish!! xxx

  • Victoria

    Wow, yum! Can’t believe it’s all ordered on iPads!!! :O How luxurious

    Love your outfit X

    The 2nd part of my Morocco blog! 🙂

  • Thank you for yet more restaurant recommendations! I’m going to London for a weekend soon and am after ideas for where to go eat, and you’ve not failed me yet! I adore seafood, so this has rocketed straight to the top of my list.

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

  • goundy

    I’m not a big seafood fan, but everything looks delicious —
    especially those prawns! Nice recommendations 🙂

  • patternoftaste

    Food looks delicious, Soho is full of amazing places. These Dolce&Gabbana pumps are sooo gorgeous!

    Have an awesome day!
    Anna x

    Pattern Of Taste | Our Youtube channel

  • This looks soooo delicious! And keep the restaurant posts coming; one of these days when I’m in London I’ll have my whole week’s worth of meals planned out based on your recommendations 😉 Also, your shoes are gorgeous.

  • Kate

    Every dish you ordered looks like a home run!


  • Adaleta Avdic

    This definitely looks yummy! Even though I’m not truly the biggest fan of seafood 🙂 xx, Ada

  • Elaine Mitchell

    Just made a reservation for this weekend with my friend! So excited, everything looks incredible. Love you and your blog x

  • That skirt is amazing and I LOVE the shoes!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • This looks delicious. And even though I’m a bit late catching up with this post, but very jealous of your meeting garb right now. I’ve been in jeans and trainers for weeks; I’m even planning my dress/ skirt/ heels outfits for post May 7th I miss dressing up so much! x

  • absolutely love your reins skirt! 🙂 it fab in both black and white


  • Those prawns!! They look so so good! Must be really fresh to have them just slightly cooked