In comparison to the hipster mecca of Bold Street, (modern, Instagram-able haunts galore) I'd perhaps describe the interior of ICF as nothing to write home about.
And yet, on ordering, it quickly becomes clear why. The emphasis here is exactly where it should be - purely on the incredible food.
Glancing at the menu is as close as you can get to pescatarian's dream. There's everything from cod to crustaceans, and oysters to octopus…if you're a fish lover, then you know you've reached the right place.
Safe to say, our expectations were exceeded the second we took our first bite.
So, let's move on to the menu….
For starters: Suppli Di Pesce (that's Homemade Italian fishcakes to me and you) served with a mixed salad, tartare sauce and a wedge of lemon. These were perfectly fresh and melted in the mouth. We were off to a great start.
Available on the menu were mussel pots and shellfish, and a wide range of hot and cold starters. Mains encompassed risottos, home-made pasta dishes, and exciting platters. There even featured a fairly generous sized 'non-fish dish' section for those who still want a taster of the Italian Club experience. (Helpfully, the comprehensive menu also states that all their pasta is gluten-free).
For mains, we were spoilt for choice, eventually settling on the 'catch of the day' menu:
Fresh Seabass – lightly grilled and served with a side of amazingly creamy buttered garlic spinach and a side of homemade fries. This was succulent simplicity that couldn't be faulted!