Trawler Trash will cook with lesser-used fish species, the ‘trash’ of the trawler men, such as pilchards, coley, sprat, grey mullet and crayfish, when it opens this month.
It will be the third London restaurant from Fork & Blade, which is also behind Firedog in Fitzrovia and The Black Penny coffee house in Covent Garden.
Located on the former site of 50-year-old chip shop Seafish, the restaurant will serve a regularly changing menu of fish fresh off the boat. Diners at the 50-cover site will be able to watch chefs scale, gut and fillet the catch of the day in the restaurant’s open kitchen.
Dishes will include kipper carbonara served with peas and rocket; steamed mussels with cider, clotted cream, diced apples and chips; and grey mullet escabeche with carrots, red onion and bay.
There will also be a weekend brunch menu, featuring smoked haddock hash with hollandaise and poached egg; and crayfish and bacon cakes, roasted tomatoes, spinach and ‘trash’ beans.
Trawler Trash will open Tuesday to Sunday but will close on Monday – a day of rest for the trawler men.
The restaurant is soft launching from 28 April – 11 May.