the CATCHER in the RYE, London N3 1DP, 15 March 2014

Hello hello hello!!!! Nothing better than crunching my thirst after great gym work out and Yey!!!

Amstel, cold, but slightly flat, 7/10. but I forgive you as I am thirsty!!!

Amstel, cold, but slightly flat, 7/10. but I forgive you as I am thirsty!!!


Found it on the menu! “Beer battered line caught cod w/skin-on-chips, buttered peas & home made tartare sauce”.  Took me 10 minutes to realize this is fish and chips.  Why can’t you put “Fish and Chip”.  This is not menu, this is a description of a food.

£10.75.  Good, Zone 4 pricing

£10.75. Good, not central London but Zone 4 pricing

A bit suspicious, as I can see some unidentifiable herb mix in batter, steaming hot though.

A bit suspicious, as I can see some unidentifiable herb mix in batter, steaming hot though.

Love the tail!!!!

Love the tail!!!!

Verdict of the day.

1. Fish. 3/10.  Steaming hot, crunchy batter.  But ?gooey inside, very strange texture.  Fish is definitely cooked and it is quite nice (yes of course, it is a line caught). But shame with strange added herb batter which does not add anything.  I am confident that the chef did not taste his invention before serving customers.

2. Chips.  3/10. Luke warm, soft chips.  I can taste good potato but badly executed.

3. Peas. 0/10. Cold!!! Can anyone tell me if you ever served cold peas please!  This was the smallest portion I ever came across with (not that I wanted more), only about 15 peas.  No taste of butter whatsoever.

Overall 2/10.  Fish, steaming hot, Chips, luke warm, Peas, cold.  I suspect you only have one saucepan.  Of course, there was nobody eating except us on Saturday night prime time.

Sorry folks, I won’t be back until at least you invest more in saucepans !!!

16. March 2014 by myprice
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