I visited the Isle of Man for the first time a couple of weeks ago and the Little Fish Café was definitely my favourite food experience. Katie and I were only on the island for 36 hours, but this little gem made an impression. Little Fish Café is located in North Quay, so it’s a lovely walk down by the water, and it’s a bright space inside. It’s an average sized restaurant that is suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or just for a coffee. After discovering this café, I was drawn in by the delicious, local food and welcoming space, but also by their relatable thoughts: ‘We believe that great food brings people together and the menu at Little Fish offers something for everyone’. I love how food can bring different people together and that we can learn more about cultures through cuisine.
The atmosphere is modern and sophisticated, whilst still feeling local. I found the menu exciting, with some new brunch items for me. Now, don’t get me wrong I love eggs benedict as much as the next person, but I always get a jolt of excitement when I see something a little bit different that also sounds extremely tasty! There are plenty of egg dishes on the menu, I would normally have lapped these up, but after spotting local Manx queen scallops on the menu, I had to choose the Queenie Po Bo. Queenies are officially the Manx national dish, so I couldn’t miss out on trying them.
I ordered a refreshing, sparkling grapefruit juice to accompany my food, and I found both the drink and food very yummy! The po boy was filling, without being too much, and I thoroughly enjoyed the taste and texture. Having avocado and chipotle sauce, as well as the Queenies, meant that the bread wasn’t dry. I would definitely order this again and I was very happy with my first experience of local Manx delicacies.
Our brunch wasn’t rushed, it was a relaxing experience, with friendly service and chilled vibes. I loved our brunch experience, but I also think that Little Fish Café would be a great place to dine at any time of day. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Isle of Man.
Atmosphere – 4
Food – 4.5
Price – 4
Service – 3.5
Total – 16/20