I know my American style seafood restaurants – and everything about the new Crab Tavern near Liverpool Street reminds me of childhood weekend trips to Red Lobster (minus the cheddar biscuits). There are massive booths, Shrimp Mondays and homely interiors, plus a menu with enough crab and non-crab entrees that oughta please the masses.
On a recent invite, I went for the baked crab thermidor – a comforting cheesy starter that’s so good it also comes as a main. The catch of the day was a shrimp dish, which was a little bit on the modest side, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like it. I’d also recommend the fries: a friend recently told me you can tell how good a restaurant is by the quality of their fries, so in this case, they definitely come out on top. Best thing is you can expect to spend no more than £40 for three courses and a cocktail. Not bad, eh?
File under: After work drinks, dinner with work buddies, places for seafood lovers and date nights.
Check out pics from my visit below – and for more info about Crab Tavern, visit ww.crabtavern.co.uk.