Sustainable seafood restaurant opens in Hammersmith

Faber – a new, 60-cover, sustainability-focused restaurant in Hammersmith – has opened to the public. 

The theme of the menu, developed by executive chef Olli Bass (previously of Quo Vadis and Sessions Arts Club), is heavily coastal, with an à la carte and daily market blackboard offering of British seafood, supported by a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, with ingredients sourced from coastal towns across the UK. 

Faber's menu changes regularly based on the daily catch, but current seafood dishes include grilled Cornish cod cheek skewer with tartar sauce; Hampshire trout tartare with soya, keta caviar and nori; butterflied Devon mackerel with parsley and anchovy; BBQ Orkney scallop with cauliflower and patis purée, pickled cucumber and chervil; Cornish mussels in a white wine, shallot and cream sauce, served with sourdough; and BBQ wild Devon seabass with crown prince squash and purple sprouting broccoli. 

"With a firm sight held on getting the most seasonal and sustainable fish into our kitchen, the menu acts as a platform to showcase the best from our shores and coastlines, including my home town," says chef Bass. 

Meanwhile, veggie dishes include stuffed cabbage, leek, celeriac, Corra Lin cheese and burrata, and sea vegetable salad with dulse breadcrumbs.

The restaurant also offers a £15 worker's lunch special and house oysters at £2 a pop Monday to Thursday, from 4pm until 6pm. 

Co-founders Matt and Anthony developed the Faber concept from an initiative launched during the Covid-19 lockdowns, having started out delivering shellfish, seafood and cocktails on their bikes across east London.

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