BILL OF THE WEEK

NO MATTER that Gracechurch Street is 53 miles from the sea – Loch Fyne still aims to serve “the freshest seafood you will find anywhere”. A big claim, and one that six stockbrokers were keen to put to the test when they visited the seafood restaurant that started life as a small oyster shack in a glen at the head of Argyll’s Loch Fyne. Three dozen oysters disappeared faster than you can say “enterprise with respect for animals, people and ecology”, accompanied by one bottle of Baron de Barbon Reserva Rioja, two bottles of Mersault, four bottles of vintage Pol Roger, four plates of Kinglas fillet steak, two ribeye steaks and three lobster/crab platters. “How worthy of honour is the sea,” thought the group, inspired by the venue’s Gaelic motto as they split the £700 bill.