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“Fantastic Meal”
Review of Fancy Crab

Fancy Crab
Ranked #3,630 of 24,254 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$14 - US$35
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Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: Located on Wigmore Street in Marylebone, Fancy Crab celebrates the world’s most sought-after shellfish, the red king crab. With less than a handful of restaurants serving this delicacy in London, Fancy Crab sets itself apart with an exciting and innovative menu that highlights the versatility of this delicious meat. Displayed in pride of place at the back of the restaurant, the red king crab is expertly prepared and served simply on ice or baked with butter and thyme, to allow the sublime flavours of this sweet, succulent meat to shine through. Ordered whole or as portions of leg or shoulder meat, the crab make a truly luxurious experience for a decadent lunch or dinner. Signature main courses include Singapore chilli crab; Fancy king crab burger with potato fries and coleslaw and King crab fettuccine all prepared in different ways to show off this indulgent ingredient. The bar downstairs offers a cosy retreat with booth seating, serving an array of delicious cocktails.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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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