As the all too familiar saying goes “there are plenty more fish in the sea”, a motto new seafood restaurant, Bucket, seem oh so familiar with. Washing up in Westbourne Grove this May, the seafood haven promises dishes by the bucket load, coupled with an inside attitude as laid-back and breezy as Otis Redding must have felt, Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay.
With sustainability at the helm, husband and wife team Georgie Godik Hayward and Adam Hayward prove the sea is for sharing with this new venture, mixing the classics with seasonal specials. So, what can we expect at Bucket? Well, like a “grown-up” version of pic ‘n’ mix, the seafood buckets on offer can be enjoyed in numerous ways. From buckets of prawns, whitebait and calamari, to buckets of mussels that can be enjoyed with zany sauces inclusive of coconut chilli, lobster brandy, or a classic white wine. However, for those cautious to dip their feet in – not to fear! Classics fish finger sandwiches and lobster toasties will also be on offer.
If you do like to be beside the sea side, and are a fan of the immersive, Bucket’s interior rustic and luxurious beach club vibes will be sure to get you thrown in at the dining experience deep end. A selection of house internationally sourced wines will be on offer. Or, for those wondering when the mention of a cocktails (or two) will arise, a separate bar area will boast a range of cocktails, coupled with an amuse-bouche, in the form of lobster-toasty’s and squid ink crackers.
Bucket: 107 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W2 4UW www.bucketrestaurant.com