Hugh, ironically a fish hater, spotted a Swedish restaurant called Glas near Borough Market recently that was our destination last night for "eat your way around the world in London".
We kicked off with some coriander and carroway flavoured aquavit, and then shared six dishes from what they call a "grazing menu". We had a couple of cold dishes - herring three ways, prawns with dill and mayonaise, plus cured beef- then three hot ones - cod quenelles, beef Rydburg, and garlic noodles (which were green).
This was great food and I've never tasted anything quite like it before although it is worth noting that you add raw egg to the cooked beef at the table just as we did in Japan's Makiyaki last year.
All in all experiences we would never had had if we hadn't been following our noses to these real and imaginary destinations.