Crabshakk is one of those places which has been pretty much booked out ever since opening it’s doors 3 years ago. But now, open on Sundays and not taking bookings, we saw our chance to fulfil an 18 month promise – the Fruits de Mer. It’s not that we’ve not been before, a few times actually, but the last time the husband and my Dad vowed to come back for that enormous platter that would surely demand hours of eating (they weren’t wrong). A lot has passed in that 18 months and so it felt really special to be there with my family, enjoying a night of really amazing food and atmosphere – I couldn’t be more grateful to have them all in my life and this was the perfect place to enjoy that feeling.
Really there’s no need for me to recommend anything in particular because truly everything is incredible but my personal favourites include the tempura squid with soy and coriander dipping sauce and the house crab cakes. Perfect.
Go early Sunday evening when you don’t need to book.
Ask for a seat on the mezzanine which is slightly more spacious.
Use the staff’s excellent knowledge of the menu.
Order lots of smaller dishes so you can enjoy as many different things as possible.
Try the chilled red wine (I forget the name).
Finish with the affogato – the best I’ve had in the UK.
If you don’t like seafood… just don’t bother.