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Matthew's Kitchen Seafood and Grill

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 20/09/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Matthew's Kitchen serving Seafood with Quality and Experience.Huge selection of market-fresh fish, seafood plus an elegant oyster and champagne. Enjoy the modern classic Seafood in Crouch End Branch.
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I havent had much luck in Crouch End with nice places to eat, I often leave feeling I could have done much better at home myself but this place has some really nice dishes with great service. Prawns and monk fish were fresh and tasted...great. Only taking off one star, the first time we left feeling great value for money (I think we had a special deal on a menu) but they put up the prices. The current menu deal is good for the sea bass and soup which are really nice. The decor is also not the nicest but that is more just my personal taste, looks like a nice chippie at the ocean.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 September 2021

This restaurant have a good web site with the Al la Carte menu and a "Chef's menu" which has some simple and less expensive dishes that I like. Although their site does not say so, I know from reading other's reviews here that the Chef's...Menu is only available to be ordered before 7pm. So I invited a lovely lady in a nice evening dress and we finished work early on Friday and arrived at 6.30 pm and asked for the Chef's Menu only to be told that is is not available on Friday or Saturday. I was shown a blackboard hidden behind the bar saying this. But why not include it on your web site? We found this very disappointing and so we left and went elsewhere for dinner. The waitress did not seem concerned perhaps because one less table to serve. About four weeks later they have still not updated their web site to say the Chef's Menu is only available before 7 pm and not at all on Friday or Saturday! It seems they do not care about keeping their customers informed and happy!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Anna, Marketing at Matthew's Kitchen Seafood and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2021

Thank you for coming! We hope to see you soon for chef’s menu. Which is available 5pm-7pm 😁🙏

Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

This is our first time back after the lockdowns and glad to say standards are still good. Staff were delightful, if a little effusive, and they were gracious in assisting one of us who had particular tastes. Food very good and fairly broad chive. Prices...are fair.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

We went to celebrate my 50th Birthday. First time we have been to this restaurant. From the moment of our arrival we were welcomed to this beautiful restaurant. We were looked after attentively throughout the evening. They did make you feel special. The food was...of a high standards, it was exquisite. We had a lovely evening, I would recommend friends & family to visit, especially if you like seafood!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, delicious food and very generous portions - so much so that we couldn’t fit in dessert! We’ll be back when this latest round of restrictions is lifted

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2020

An experience that didn’t match up with the high price tag. Bad cocktails, starters that were far too salty, mains that went cold half way through eating due to cold plates, served with the kind of insipid ketchup you’d get from a burger van off...the A406. We didn’t stay for desert.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020

I have enjoyed a number of happy occasions at Matthew's Kitchen but sadly this wasn't one of them. On arrival it was evident that the restaurant was terribly busy, normally a good thing but not in these circumstances. The tables were, I felt, too close...together, and the waiters clearly harried. Service was brusque, to say the least, and we had to wait for long periods between courses. We were basically shoved in a corner and forgotten. Nothing came promptly, except the bill. The food was OK, and my husband was happy with his scallops and mussels; my smoked salmon was fine but my sea bream fillets (not my first choice) far too oily. But the noise level was horrendous, and it was not a relaxing experience. I won't be hurrying back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Very pleased with this new discovery, the staff and kitchen were very helpful, and really kind. But the most we appreciated was the food!! Absolutely everything was superbly cooked( even the vegetables that were still crunchy). We will be back very soon.

Date of visit: September 2020
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582angr, General Manager at Matthew's Kitchen Seafood and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2020

Thank you for taking time to write this review. So pleased to hear that. Thank you for supporting us Hope you'll visit us again soon. ANA

Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

Disappointing compared to last year. 1. Brought a drink different to the one ordered. Explanation: ‘’we’ve run out of what you ordered”. 2. Didn’t bring the soup ordered, straight to main 3. Portion size much smaller that last visit 4. Bouillabaisse .... wasn’t really a...soup, just some fish with a tiny amount of tomato sauce that hadn’t seen fish bones. I’m sure the faulty service was a lot to do with the restaurant being full - but that’s a reason not an excuse.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch here with family. Great selection of cocktails to start and the scallops and pate to start. The main dishes were great with lobster and mixed grill particularly good. Lovely service and nice selection of wines.

Date of visit: August 2020
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582angr, General Manager at Matthew's Kitchen Seafood and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Thank you for taking time to write this review. So pleased to hear that. Hope next time you give us 5* , 😁Hope you'll visit us again soon. Thank you ANA

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Littlelix
15 July 2019|
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Response from 582angr | Property representative |
Sorry we are not ! As we don’t have license. Thank you
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23 February 2018|
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Response from Matthewskitchen | Property representative |
Hi we are Matthews Kitchen Seafood restaurant Based in Crouch end!
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Yes, Matthew's Kitchen Seafood and Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Matthew's Kitchen Seafood and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4