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“Fantastic Meal”
Review of Fancy Crab

Fancy Crab
Ranked #2,258 of 25,075 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$13 - US$33
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Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: Fancy Crab is one of the only places in Great Britain to taste the red king crab, a unique delicacy from the depths of the Arctic Ocean. The murky Barents Sea is our supplier, from there the crab makes its trip straight to our kitchen. We have pasta, burgers, creative appetisers and so much more. Our chef's imagination provides endless ideas of serving the tender, rich, healthy meat. The luxurious, new flavour will leave you in awe, and you will never look at seafood the same way again. Whats in store? Breathtaking, mouth-watering food, inviting comfort, stylish design that won us the prestigious Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Award UK in 2018, friendly staff, and attractive pricing. Every day at Fancy Crab we offer a wonderful gastronomic field trip to the depths of the Arctic.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Came here for a catch up dinner with my girlfriends and we had a wonderful time. Food was amazing - I particularly enjoyed the tuna tartare and the picked crab tacos, of which the latter we decided to order more of because they were so good. Our waiter, Adam, was also very friendly and attentive and made our dining experience more enjoyable. Would definitely come back to eat here!

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Thank T_Bhatt121
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ManagerFC, General Manager at Fancy Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi T_Bhatt121,

We are delighted to hear that you are so fond of Fancy Crab, it is always great to receive such glowing review and I have passed both Adam and the Chef your compliments regarding the service and the food.
Thank you very much for your very kind review, we will all be looking forward to your next visit.

Regards
Saimir Kalziqi

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had a great dinner here on 3rd April, and couldn't have asked for a better evening with the girls!

We're normally pretty decisive with our food choices, but our waiter, Adam, was on hand to help us with some perfect suggestions. We'd obviously ordered the King Crab (it was delicious!!), including some of the raw dishes like the ceviche and tuna tartare, which were also lovely. But the stars of the show were the crab tacos, we enjoyed them so much that we ordered two extra portions!

Including drinks and service it came to about £40pp (we had also ordered some oysters and other dishes), we were full to the brim once we'd finished and had a lovely bottle of the Pinot Grigio. Some of the dishes were a little over-priced, but it's a great place for a special occasion with great service.

P.S. Our waiter Adam was very attentive and ensured our wine glasses were always filled, and really did make our visit extra special, the service was outstanding!

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Thank Anika P
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ManagerFC, General Manager at Fancy Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Anika P
It's always great to get this kind of response and it makes all our efforts we put into delivering a great experience for our guests well worth it.
Were always working hard to improve what we do, so I was so pleased to read that Adam made your visit extra special and the chef is over the moon to hear how much you enjoyed the crab tacos.

Lots of love from everyone at Fancy Crab.

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Saimir Kalziqi

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Oh my god this was so good. I went there with the girls and the service was amazing. Not to be so obvious or anything but I would recommend the crab. Great experience!

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ManagerFC, General Manager at Fancy Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Sarahhurley1971

We are so pleased to hear that we managed to make your experience with us a very special one.
It great to hear that you and the girls have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your visit and we would be delighted to have you back soon to try other dishes.

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Saimir Kalziqi

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Visited Fancy Crab on Sunday (25/3/18) for late lunch / early dinner. After we finished our shared starters, we received our mains!!! The baked over charcoal with butter & thyme whole leg and shoulder option with the side salad and triple cooked fries is AMAZING!!!

Two of us shared the FC Deluxe Platter which was massive and included everything a seafood connoisseur would expect.

The staff and service is excellent.

Thank Sinotna
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ManagerFC, General Manager at Fancy Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Sinotna,

Many thanks for taking your time and sharing your great review on your experience at Fancy Crab.
We are very pleased to hear that you very much enjoyed all the aspects of your visit and we would love to see you again in Fancy Crab.

I have passed on your feedback to the kitchen and front of house team.

Regards
Saimir Kalziqi

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I though it was overpriced. Cheapest available glass of red wine was £10 for 150ml rather than the standard 175ml offered in almost all restaurants in the U.K. I had crab claws as a starter (small dry breaded and fried things with no taste) and one soft shell crab for dinner though the menu said soft shell crabs (with an ‘s’) - overcooked, dry, pretty tasteless and over battered and fried - was surely frozen - I did not have any fresh crab so cannot comment on that. The concept might have worked pre-financial crisis of 2008, but certainly not now. I won’t be returning. Sometimes the truth hurts.

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ManagerFC, General Manager at Fancy Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi GRIJNS

We are very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us was disappointing.
We always strive to provide the highest possible levels of service and the best seafood and it is a shame to hear that there were aspects of your experience that fell short of expectations.

Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss further your recent visit. My email is saimir@fancycrab.co.uk

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Saimir Kalziqi

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