One hell of a halibut arrives at Lovage

Diners at Lovage, Jesmond can have their fill of halibut after the restaurant took delivery of a 113kg fish, believed to be one of biggest of its kind ever landed in the UK.

The fish, which cost around £2,000, is set to be turned into an array of dishes by Lovage chef Kleo Tabaku and his team after being turned into 400 potions over two days.

“Halibut is a fantastic fish and whenever we have a dish with it on the menu, it’s always very popular,” said Kleo. “So, when we were offered this giant halibut we couldn’t turn it down, even though it has taken a huge amount of work to prepare it.”

The fish will be served in a number of ways, including with spinach, lobster sauce, sea veg and sweetcorn. It will also appear on Lovage’s Sunday lunch menu, prepared with mussels, clams, smoked haddock, samphire and fish cream.

“It’s a very versatile and absolutely delicious fish, even if this one is more the size of a whale!” added Kleo.

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