Ellen Forster

London architect opens tinned fish restaurant in Soho

Architecture company AL_A has launched Tincan, London’s first tinned fish restaurant in Soho.

AL_A’s bizarre project is the latest in the trend of strange eateries in London, including Shoreditch’s Cereal Cafe, Battersea’s Bunga Bunga, which you have to enter through an Italian phonebox and Mayfair’s Burger and Lobster, which boasts the city’s smallest menu.

Tincan, which will only serve tinned fish for its six month residency, is located on Upper James Street in Soho.

The menu at features 28 different types of tinned fish, all of which are served with bread and salad.

Prices start from £7 for more common fish, and rise to £28 for wild red tuna, which has incited controversy surrounding the restaurant’s ethical sourcing policies.

Most tins are generally sourced from Spain and Portugal and include anchovies, baby sardines, calamari in ink, cod liver, mackerel, octopus and scallops and many more.

AL_A says it is bringing “the culture and sensibility of an architect’s studio to a restaurant.”

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