Trawler Trash is a new, Islington seafood restaurant making the most of the lesser known treasures of the sea, the fish that often get forgotten, like the old bargain CD section you use to get in Woolsworth where you’d find a gem, if you will.
Just because it is the so-called ‘trash’ doesn’t mean that you won’t be served the best, they’ll only be serving fresh fish delivered that day (that’s why it’s closed on Monday as the trawler men don’t work then) except rather than ‘traditional’ catches you’ll find the likes of pilchards, coley, sprat, grey mullet and cray fish and we’re all for trying new things.
Created by Executive Chef of the Fork & Blade group, George Notley, the menu will include the likes of beetroot cured ling served on rye toast with pickled beetroot, dill, horseradish and watercress; grey mullet escadeche with carrots, red onion and bay; kipper carbonara with peas and rocket and steamed mussels with cider, clotted cream, diced apples, parsley and chips.
Housed at 205 Upper Street, which has been a fish and chip shop for the last fifty years, the 50-cover restaurant will preserve the charm of the iconic London fish and chip shop whilst also bringing in new, luxe elements. There’ll also be a bar with space for 12 drinkers.
Time to get trashed.
Trawler Trash: Opens May 2017, 205 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RQ, www.trawler-trash.com