|Fish and chips at Thalassa Fish Restaurant|
Now that's what I call fish and chips!
Set in an unprepossessing part of Southgate, North London (well it is next door to the Asda supermarket) Thalassa is a restaurant which you really wouldn't look at twice. The exterior has strange sand-blasted glass and it is all very Mediterranean and wouldn't look out of place in Cyprus. It does look out of place in North London however which is a shame as the exterior really doesn't do justice to the fantastic seafood that is on offer within.
Starters range from fish soup to rock oysters, scallops and even sashimi - although vegetarians are catered for with baked aubergine. I went for sizzling King Prawns cooked in olive oil, garlic and lemon while my partner opted for Scallops served in a lobster bisque and white wine sauce.
But it was the mixed fish grill with hand-cut chips (in the photo above) which was the masterpiece of the meal. There were at least 4 fillets of fish, plaice, tuna, swordfish, cod.... all perfectly grilled and served with the freshest of chips and salad. This was the Sunday lunch menu which at £13.95 for both courses was
incredible value for the quality of food on offer.
The a la carte menu is pretty tempting and we will be going back for another look on a different evening - and look out for their lunchtime menus throughout the week, they really are great value. Lobster doesn't come much fresher than a tank at the back of the restaurant after all!