Ark Fish Restaurant

(211 Reviews)
142 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, London, London, E18 1QH
Fish & Seafood, British, European
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Main course: £17
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 17:30 - 21:45
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:45.

Restaurant description

The family-founded Ark Fish Restaurant offers guests homegrown fish & chips, shellfish and other seafood recipes that have been passed down for generations. In the quaint neighbourhood favourite, enjoy a wide selection of drinks in its pleasant, modern ambience featuring a bar area with counter seating. Private parking of 15 spaces is available.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Ark Fish Restaurant
(based on 211 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (25)
  • dinner (167)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (21)
  • lunch (132)
  • luxury (8)
  • private dining (15)
  • romantic (21)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (53)
  • views (1)
  • By Warren B from Essex
    4 November 2020

    Excellent experience very safe covid restrictions in place food and service finished off a great meal

  • By Sue L from Ilford
    4 November 2020

    I have been going to the Ark for years but this is only second visit under new management the first time was a Saturday evening and we were rushed and wasn't impressed with the service first time my fish wasn't cooked properly I did complain and the young waitress just shrugged - so was reluctant about going back but we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will definitely go back once lockdown is over

  • By Nigel S from Woodford
    4 November 2020

    As good as always very busy last night Served quickly and efficiently Nice fish

  • By R E from London
    4 November 2020

    A bit fraught on the evening before London lockdown. We were chased from the table though there was no one waiting to be seated. A bit more training on customer care and floor management needed. Okay meal.

  • By Suzanne L from Ilford
    3 November 2020

    Food, service and atmosphere excellent. I've been visiting the restaurant for a long while and always look forward to my meal knowing I won't be disappointed. Many thanks and carry on the good work.

  • By Albert E from London
    3 November 2020

    We live in South Woodford and have eaten at the Ark twice before. We arrived at 8pm for our 8.15pm booking and were seated at about 8.30pm. Then we were largely ignored. The restaurant was busy because the second Covid lockdown was due to start 2 days later. Our mains did not arrive until after 9.30pm (the restaurant had to close at 10pm due to the Covid rules). We had just got married that very morning - my wife was in her wedding dress and I was in my 3-piece suit. We found it very strange that we were forgotten about consistently. The food was nice when it eventually arrived. Our previous experience at Ark involved a substantial delay in receiving our meal. We have no intention of returning for similar service.

  • By Ursula S from Ilford
    30 October 2020

    Very relaxing lunch. Large variety of options for all 3 courses. Food tasted good and arrived promptly. Friendly waitress service

  • By Linda M from Chigwell
    29 October 2020

    Excellent food, lovely clean restaurant staff friendly and very efficient

  • By Malcolm S from Chigwell
    28 October 2020

    everything was very good

  • By Dave B from London
    27 October 2020

    We like dining at the Ark because the fish is always fresh and well cooked. The service is very good and we like the ambience of the restaurant.

Restaurant Location Map
Ark Fish Restaurant
142 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, London, London, E18 1QH