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“Disapppointing”
Review of Fancy Crab

Fancy Crab
Ranked #3,628 of 24,250 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$14 - US$36
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Neighbourhood: 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

A friend and I had high hopes for this restaurant, but we left feeling disappointed.
Plus points:
The waiter was friendly not pushy as some other reviewers have experienced
Nachos with added king crab was very good, although £5 extra for a spoonful of king crab is a bit much
Negatives:
Wine by the glass selection is quite poor, relatively expensive and only 150ml glasses available
The cost of most starters is quite high, and portions meagre
Overall this place is overpriced for what you get. We did initially want to go for the king crab, but it seemed like a very small amount at a premium price.
Prefer Black & Blue which was here before, also the Big Easy is better if you want seafood, it’s cheaper and you get more for your money.
Despite high hopes, neither myself or my friend would go back. It wasn’t bad, but was no better than average.

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Thank Lindsay L
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ManagerFC, General Manager at Fancy Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lindsay L,

We are very sorry to hear that you found the food not to be value for money. We only use the best ingredients and that means that we pay premium price for the ingredients. Nevertheless guests feedback is always welcomed as it helps to improve.
We always strive to provide the highest possible levels of service and the best food and it is a shame to hear that there were aspects of your dinner that fell short of expectations.

I hope you will come and visit us again in the future.

Regards
Saimir Kalziqi

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group of 5 and all of us got the red shell crab - leg and shoulder. Good portion for main but it’s over seasoned. Oysters were nice though.

Thank sisyli
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ManagerFC, General Manager at Fancy Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sisyli,

Thank you very much for taking the time and sharing your feedback with us.
We take all feedback very seriously and we appreciate when this helps us improve. The Red King Crab is boiled in seawater so we do not add any further seasoning in the restaurant and the butter that we use is unsalted.

I hope you will come and visit us again in the future and you will give us the opportunity to delight you with some of our new dishes.

Regards
Saimir Kalziqi

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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.

Regards
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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Thank sarahhurley1971
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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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