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Ark Fish Restaurant

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142 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, London E18 1QH, England
+44 20 8989 5345
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Today
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:15
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:45
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:45
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:15
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:15
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here three times now and have had a consistently good experience every time. We are always blown away by the great fish selection and really good value compared to West end prices. Had Cornish Sole last time which was HUGE and very well cooked... Generous sides of any type of potato mean you will never leave hungry. Staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Moving out of the area and friends introduced us to this restaurant that specialises in fish. Lovely food and good size portions. Recommend the whitebait and the haddock

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again visited the Ark last night with friends. It was busy but only had to wait a few minutes for a table, you cannot book but haven't had trouble being seated on a Saturday night before. Restaurant is light and modern and very clean and a bit noisy, but very buzzy. Food is wonderful. Instead of the usual fish... More 

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Thank Natalie B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a lot of choice on the menu and once you decided what you wanted to eat you were offered two or three choices of how you wanted it cooked. The food was very tasty and the staff were friendly and efficient.

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Thank Gilly F
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't book and tables are offered on a first come first served basis but there is a small bar area where you can have a drink whilst you are waiting. Excellent service and food if a little pricey for fish and chips but the choice and selection I do not think can be beaten .

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Thank Geoffrey C
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 4-5 times before, and not had a bad meal. The service was friendly , if a little ragged, but not so as to spoil the evening. I wouldn't say especially good value, as I think a little overpriced , but better to have a decent meal , rather than pay less and not enjoy... More 

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Thank ericbradman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times and am never disappointed. On this occasion we were meeting a client for lunch. There was 5 of us and we got there about 1:15pm was shown stright to a table. You may have to wait for a table at busy times as they don't take bookings. We all had starters and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable afternoon In a relaxed environment. Great menu catering for children, vegetarians and fussy adults

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One downside at Ark is you can't book and tables are offered on a first come first served basis. That said, there is a small bar area where you can have a drink whilst you are waiting. During the weekdays this isn't normally a problem. The food is of high quality and well presented. The only downer for me is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My friends and I visited the restaurant recently. Our experience went from bad to worse. We had to ask for menus. We ordered our mains, eventually when they arrived, which were tiny portions, we were told half way through that the chef of the day had served us starter portions rather than main size portions. Thankfully we ordered some sides... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$74
Cuisine
Seafood, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:45
Monday
17:30 - 21:45
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:15
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:15
Thursday
17:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:15
Friday
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:15
Saturday
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, London E18 1QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8989 5345

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?