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Fishy Fishy needs to try harder, says critic

26 October 2009 by
Fishy Fishy needs to try harder, says critic

Fishy Fishy, the seafood restaurant in Brighton co-owned by X Factor presenter Dermot O'Leary is eager to please, but needs to try harder, according to the Guardian.

Food critic Matthew Norman says while the restaurant isn't bad or without potential, its cheery amateurism isn't good enough.

"All three starters were poor," Norman says, adding: "The FF fish pie was a miserably under-seasoned, sludgy mess beneath slightly clumpy pastry."

Meanwhile the Sunday Telegraph's Tim Auld is impressed with the Michelin-starred Seaham Hall in County Durham, where Great British Menu winner Kenny Atkinson is the head chef.

"You'd be hard-pushed to eat this well, for so little, in such welcoming surroundings anywhere else in Britain," he says.

The Observer's Jay Rayner says Bjorn van der Horst's Eastside Inn in London has survived the recession because the food is "so damn good", while the Independent's Tracey MacLeod describes Hix in Soho as a great new restaurant which already feels like a copper-bottomed success.

For these reviews in full and more, see What's on the menu? To book a table and view the latest restaurant deals, visit Caterer Eats Out. Visit Guide Girl for the latest gossip from the fine dining world.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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