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Review: Ocean Basket is finally at Kingston

By Leah Kellman Nov 24, 2022
A brown building with a blue door that says Ocean Basket. There is a blue border on the left hand side of the building with windows that says Ocean Basket in white lettering.Ocean Basket has arrived at Kingston. Credit: Leah Kellman

After months of anticipation for locals, Ocean Basket has finally arrived in Kingston.

Wonderful smells and friendly staff greet you as you walk in and the cosy setting makes you feel right at home with its fresh modern style.

Customers can also relax and enjoy a river view as the back of the restaurant opens onto the riverside.

A picture of Kingston's riverside with swans. Next to riverside is the back of the restaurant with two and four seater tables and chairs for people to  sit and eat.
The riverside is located at the back of the restaurant Credit: Leah Kellman

As the name would suggest the menu is offers fish and seafood including prawns, oysters, calamari and salmon.

Every customer is given a complimentary bread with butter and a meze dip with garlic, coleslaw and pepper sauce.

One of their bestsellers is the famous fish and chips. The golden-brown chips are nice and crispy, and the beautifully battered fish just melts in your mouth.

A tasty side salad compliments the dish with goat’s cheese, sliced cucumber and olives drizzled with olive oil and herbs.

A plate of salad with chopped tomatoes, onions and cucumbers and black olives. There is a pan of battered fish and chips with a slice of lemon.  There is also a glass of ice tea with blocks of ice and a small bowl with bread and butter.
The famous fish and chips and salad Credit: Leah Kellman

Another specialty that I highly recommend is the Don Pedro which is a uniquely blended acholic milkshake with a shot of South Africa’s creamy liqueur, Amarula.

It doesn’t stop there. The desserts are an absolute must when visiting. The rich Belgian hazelnut chocolate lava cake was topped with vanilla ice cream dusted with chocolate.

The prices are student friendly and a must for friendly catch ups and dinners.

The South African restaurant is located behind Kingston College at 52A High Street and is only a 10-minute walk from Penrhyn Road campus. They are also available on Just Eat and Deliveroo.

There are currently two branches, with the other one based in Bromley.

By Leah Kellman

Role: Features editor

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