Dinner at Pescatori Friday evening with some friends was certainly not planned. Along with some friends we walked down Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia in search for somewhere to eat. Following three unsuccessful attempts in finding a place at Gaucho, Bubbledogs and Navarro’s we finally landed in Pescatori managing to find a table. Having been down Charlotte Street many times, the restaurant goes by unnoticed but it is worthy of attention as the secret is not in its appearance but in its flavours. The menu offers a wide range of Mediterranean seafood dishes with some meat dishes, which one of my friends shamefully ordered at a fish restaurant! To start we sampled the Octopus Carpaccio with fennel and tomatoes, the Monkfish and Tuna Carpaccio and the Dorset Crab Bruschetta which was served with an avocado salad. The Octopus Carpaccio was sublime and managed to dispel any initial doubts I might have had of the restaurant; the Monkfish and Tuna Carpaccio wasn’t as great, as the raspberry dressing didn’t compliment the tuna at all. The Crab Bruschetta was also good and the side avocado salad with its citrus-y infusion complimented the crab quite pleasantly. To follow we ordered the Native mussels which came served with chili garlic and a tomato salsa, and it proved to be very yummy and full of flavor. The Seared Loch Scallops served with a cauliflower puree we also palatable and luscious, however the portion was quite small and kept us wanting more. The Veal Milanese however was not as good as the seafood dishes but was still acceptable, but not worth ordering again. Overall Pescatori proved to be quite an enjoyable dining experience; it served great seafood with great wine and the staff was friendly and attentive which made us all leave with happy stomachs and big smiles.
57 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PD