After a long & hard day of moving house, Part 1, there was no way that Michael & I were cooking ourselves supper.

Thankfully, Wright Brothers in Spitalfields were able to squeeze us in for a last-minute reservation.

Just a 10 minute walk from home, we entered the upmarket fish restaurant and oyster house with no expectations, hungry & tired.

The indoor restaurant is decorated in ‘luxury beach’ style, with lots of blues & greys, much like that of the fabulous The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotel’s in Cornwall that I visited earlier this summer (yes, it’s not over till I say it’s over).

The outdoor part is extremely cosy, with exposed brick, comfy cushions and heater lamps, which basked us all in delightful warm orange rays (see, I told you summer wasn’t over).

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In desperate need of alcohol to reward a hard day’s labour, my stepdad (Ollie) ordered an Asahi ‘Super Dry’ lager (£4.80), whilst Michael & I shared a 500ml carafe of Pinot Grigio (£19.00).

Freshly baked bread was served and we began to relax in our pleasant surroundings.

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For starters, Ollie chose the tempura fried courgette flowers, heritage tomatoes & basil (£9.25).

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He’s not really one to share, and the poor man was so hungry that I thought I’d let him eat his meal in peace without me badgering him for a bite for once, so I can’t tell you how it was first-hand. I can, however, tell you that his plate was crystal clean within what I can only estimate to be milliseconds.

Michael had the crab croquettes (£7.00), which were absolutely divine. A deep golden crunchy batter surrounded a generous stuffing of succulent, flavoursome crab meat.

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I ordered the Galician octopus, chorizo, broad beans & garlic (£12.75). An exquisite starter, with all of the components well-cooked and the flavours marrying beautifully.

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For mains, Michael had the whole Dorset crab (£18.00), which was pretty good, but not as good as the one which I had at Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack a month prior.

There was no dressed brown crab meat (the BEST BIT), and the shell hadn’t been pre-cracked at all, making it even more of a monster to eat.

Still, it looked pretty darn impressive.

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^ “Don’ mess with me.”

Ollie & I both ordered the market fish of the day; sea trout with a tomato & herb salsa and some kind of infused olive oil sauce (£22.50 each).

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Our fillets of fish were huge and perfectly cooked, with a crispy skin (I personally think it is SACRILEGE when restaurants do not execute this well) and juicy, flaky meat. The tomato salsa was a fresh and delicious accompaniment.

To pack in some greens, both Michael & I had a side of tenderstem broccoli, capers & anchovies (£4.50 each), which had wonderful flavour, with the anchovies in particular playing their part well, but the broccoli was unfortunately overcooked.

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Too tired to eat any more, and with moving house, Part 2, looming over our heads, we enjoyed each other’s company for a little while longer before Michael & I toddled back to our new home.

Our bill came to £139.27, which we thought was a little steep considering this meant that it was creeping on £50pp territory, and we hadn’t consumed all that much alcohol, or any desserts.

Still, I loved the vibe, the service was great, and the food was (nearly) all spot on.

7/10

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