Marisol is the first restaurant I found in east London and it turned out to be a very special hidden gem. The ambience was relaxed and warm with comforting aromas wafting from a busy kitchen. The waitress was extremely sweet, attentive and knew how to allow us the space to linger over courses. I had the generous mussel starter which was enrobed in a rich homemade tomato sauce that did not overpower the delicate mussels. My husband had the calamari which was by far one of the best I have ever tried - succulent, not overdone and delightfully drenched in a lemon, butter, garlic and light cream sauce. We decided to try the Goan prawn curry for mains and I have no regrets -even though I am not a great fan of coconut cream, this curry had the balance of sweet, spicy and savory. It was heaven on a plate especially since it was authentically accompanied by sliced banana, sambals, and a yummy chilli paste! The only constructive criticism I have is the very limited wine on offer - I would recommend you take your own- corkage is affordable. The other criticism would be the lemon meringue was too sweet and not 'tart' enough, but that may be a personal choice. Marisol, in its entirety, is a lovely dining experience - I appreciate the lover taste in the food :)
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