Lucky for us we beat the crowds and were shown to a table immediately where we ordered our orange juices and tea both of which were great and arrived quickly.
Anyway slices or filet who cares? This was just a culinary delight. Crispy skinned fish, still juicy and slightly rare on the inside and then beautiful runny yolk eggs, potato to soak it up, goats curd added creamy goodness and the beets an earthy and sweet tang.
Steve chose my second choice which was the white anchovies and jamon Serrano with fried eggs, Padron peppers and Manchego cheese on toast. Another pretty dish colourful and fresh looking. I had a forkful and loved the saltiness, creaminess, richness from the egg yolks and then the toast to mop it all up.
There are so many wonderfully described dishes on the Top Paddock menu to try that I know we'll be back. We found the service impersonal but efficient. We were in and out within 45 minutes! However when it was clear we were done and weren't ordering any more, I did feel the pressure to vacate the table. I hope that had we continued with drinks or muffins we could have continued to have the table and not felt pressure to move. Next time I'd love it to be a more leisurely visit.