Masters Super Fish SE1
Masters Super Fish
191 Waterlook Road, SE1 8UX
020 7928 6924
4 Shell-Prawns, Picked Onions, Gherkins – Complimentary
All dine-in customers received a few prawns and some bread and butter to tide them over until the main event arrived. We appreciated this as our mustard and pepper fish took a very long time to prepare. Onions and gherkins were chilled, crunchy and vinegary.
Masters Skate Fried in Pepper – £9.25 (includes chips)
This huge fleshy skate wing was covered in a fine black pepper and fried perfectly, the dense flakes peeled wonderfully off the spiny bones making the crispy skin and juicy skate a delicious mouthful. The pepper crust would have hugely benefited from seasoning with salt and lemon as this had to be liberally and constantly applied. Because of the density of the fish and it’s peppery jacket the skate retained heat, the last bite as delicious as the first.
Masters Cod Fried in Mustard – £9.50 (includes chips)
The strong mustard flavour worked perfectly with chunky cod and was seasoned very well, we preferred this dish to the skate as there was less hassle with self-seasoning. Chips on both were good, crispy but lacking a smooth puffy interior. We ordered haddock but they only had cod left, with cod depletion issues it is a shame it was not the other way round.
Mixed Salad – £2.00
We were too full for this so it came home with us. Even so it was not the most appealing salad, a few leaves, grated carrot, tomatoes and tonnes of sliced raw onion.
Mushy Peas – £1.50
Chunky, thick and tasty, served in a sensible sized portion for two to share. The addition of salt, vinegar and pepper made it irresistible and it was finished off pretty quickly.
4 Pots of Tea – £4.00
Tea was fine but the milk was UHT and spoilt the taste.
We sat in but there is also a takeaway window for speedy visits. The dining room is clean (if a little chilly) and showcases a wonderful mix of customers. We joined single cabbies who all seemed to order the Master Special (247g prime cod), a family, a couple and a few business men with overnight trolleys straight from Waterloo station (3 mins walk away).
Lunch Special – Cod/Plaice/Huss with tea or coffee/soft drink – £6.50/£7.00 (with chips)
We will definitely return when we feel we can take the calories of a battered fish. Looking at other tables made us pretty jealous as the majority had ordered the huge crunchy fish that curled up off their plates however we really enjoyed our meal and left satisfied.