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Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack
Seafood Restaurant££
Today 12:00 – 10:00 pm
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21A Foley St London W1W 6DS United Kingdom
21A Foley StGBGreater LondonLondonW1W 6DS
+44 20 7436 0921bonniegull.com
££Seafood RestaurantToday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 12:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 12:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 12:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 12:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
'A seaside restaurant in the city', Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack offers fresh fish and seafood direct from day boats around the British Isles. Think fresh Norfolk lobsters, Scottish langoustines, Pembrookshire mussels, line caught Cornish seabass, Portland Pearl oysters and whole Devon cock crab. All washed down with a glass of our homemade 'Bonnie Mary' or a bottle of Cremant on our sunny terrace. 
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Former pop-up serving freshly-caught seasonal fish and seafood in a seaside-themed dining room.- Google
People talk about seaside, oysters, razor clams, fish and chips and beer-battered haddock
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Charlie Beamish
reviewed 8 months ago
Bonnie Gull - came as a recommendation, never really eaten/enjoyed seafood in the UK so this came as a nice surprise. A real hidden gem. We sat outside in the most glorious weather and enjoyed plate after plate of delicious mouth watering food. Recommend starting with a cocktail, then sample some Oysters. The Hake (the menu varies day to day) was exceptional, and I would also recommend the Queenies to start, which came as a surprise as I had no idea what they were! This place is first class, so "never judge a book" has never been more applicable. Shack this looks like, 5* it tastes.
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Chris Dennis
reviewed 3 months ago
Never disappoints. Always really good fresh fish, lovely atmosphere - favourite local restaurant
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Allan Sheriff
reviewed 9 months ago
Been twice now, have had my fair share of fish and chips around London but none can compare to the Bonnie Gull. The Haddock is perfectly battered, really hits a good fluff:crisp ratio, and fittingly meaty. Don't forget the chips which are a cut above the rest of your fish and chip shops - triple fried and all that jazz. Have also had the pleasure of trying the Arbroath Smokies - could be a sentimental thing but I loved it. Then there was the Plaice and sausage with lentils; was slightly skeptical as I'm not used to mixing sausages and fish but turns out it was a complete delight. The team at the Bonnie Gull really care about the ingredients they use and it definitely comes through in the fish. I've only been here for lunch and from what I can tell its the perfect afternoon venue, good luck find a seat.
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Andrew Mascarenhas
reviewed 6 months ago
Bonnie Gull started off as a pop-up on Tooley Street and a year later has found its permanent digs in West London just west of Goodge St. As the name may suggest, its aim is to provide fresh quality seafood at reasonable prices. Bonnie Gull mostly manages to pull it off although the food was largely under seasoned and what saltiness was missing from the fish seemed to have been picked up by the service. The restaurant was mostly empty (not surprising given that we started at 6pm) but gradually filled up towards the end of the meal. The waitress was a bit eager to take our order and came back a number of times within 15 minutes to prompt us to order. While not a massive issue, it was a bit unsettling as we weren't advised of any time constraint for the table nor was one mentioned when we booked. Our starters arrived fairly quickly but then there was a long lull before the mains made an appearance, and then once we had finished we were quickly brought the bill and told the next table had arrived early so we would need to leave. Seriously, BG? You kicking us out? I've had one night stands that were less eager to see me leave come morning... Starters wise, we went for the crispy fried squid with chilli, moules sans frites, smoked fish (herring?) on toast, and the queenies. The mussels were fairly generic and the smoked fish failed to impress greatly. The squid was crunchy with a good kick from the thinly sliced chillies although could have benefitted from slightly less time in the fryer and a tad more salt. On the plus side, the batter was excellent and lacking any oiliness at all - a good sign that someone in the kitchen knows their way around hot oil. The queenies were seared lightly and served with chorizo - a near perfect dish bar a slight grittiness on some of the scallops. Mains were less varied as both girls opted for the beer battered haddock with chunky chips while the guys looked to the monkfish with cockles and Cornish hake with potato gnocchi. The fish'n'chips were well fried and served in generous portions. Accompanied by a homemade tartar sauce, it went down a treat and was a fan favourite. The monkfish in its pistachio crust was a tad overdone but tasty when combined with the pea puree. Sadly, the hake was a disappointment as it was over-cooked and dry to the touch, while the potato gnocchi was under-seasoned to the point of tastelessness. The one bright spot was the crispy skin which was most excellent. Now I know fish is a tricky dish to serve up - I've had plenty of fish fails myself - but when it's your raison d'etre it's reasonable to expect a higher standard. The wine list is reasonably priced and we opted for a light bottle of rose that matched well with the seafood menu. At £22, I'm more than happy to call that a good value option. Overall, it's not badly priced but I wasn't a huge fan. There are better places to eat in the area and since Homeslice isn't too far away, I'd aim for that instead!
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Martin Smith
reviewed 5 months ago
Probably the best fish and chips I've had in London in years. Was perfectly cooked with really fresh fish. The chips were cut much thicker than my Yorkshire heritage would deem entirely proper but were very crispy. Second visit I had cod with an almond crust and it was fantastic.
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Christopher Cronin
reviewed 12 months ago
Incredibly fresh seafood, a friendly and helpful staff, and dishes that are more complex and artful -- also more expensive -- than what you'd find at just about any other seafood 'shack'. Our table was ready for us when we arrived and we began with some of the delicious house cocktails -- the Bonnie (Bloody) Mary, just spicy enough and topped with the best oyster I've had in the UK, and the Bonnie Lass (vodka and St. Germain)). For starters, the 'Queenies' with ham hock terrine, the smoked trout and the Cullen Skink, a smoked haddock soup, were all excellent. For mains, the cod fillet with brandade and an egg yolk was the favorite, but the hake was also delicious, cooked perfectly and paired nicely with pepper and almond flavors. This restaurant is cozy and the decor is classic nautical, but it has some quirky touches too: a framed 'Old Man and the Sea' book jacket in the 'Winkles' room and a Nirvana quote on the wall in the dining room.
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