Before we knew it, a party had started. The DJ (Ibiza veteran and Kate Moss’ pal, Fat Tony) was spinning the decks with an ice cream cone to hand and a waiter was throwing some hip shakes at the till.
Surprisingly my mum was loving the vibe at Sexy Fish’s new Sunday brunch.
The soft lighting, the buzzing atmosphere and tantalising smells quickly lulled us a world away from the sleepy Mayfair streets outside.
Admittedly, we found it tricky to hear each other at times but that was half the fun.
It had been a while since I’d felt so clubby on a Sunday.
It reminded me of life in New York where Sundays were always too much fun and Mondays a struggle.
Along with the music and food, another thing that kept us transfixed was the attention to detail.
From the bathroom taps to the champagne buckets, everything at Sexy Fish is fish themed.
The high ceilings give it a palatial feel, with lashings of gold adding to the mix.
Suki Watehouse was hosting a party a few tables away from us and there were a host of other familiar faces scattered around. Sexy Fish is definitely a scene. One that gets the pulse racing.
I bumped into my friend Sebastian on another table. He also seemed very much in the party spirit. He was finishing a round of peach martinis with an espresso martini topping it off. Liquid crack.
Another thing fuelling the convivial mood was the food.
The new brunch menu – masterminded by chef director, Bjoern Weissgerbe – is on point with a wide spread of seafood on offer from raw to grilled to deep fried.
We were sat within view of the open kitchen.
The air was thick with action, the brigade of chefs sprinkling dashes of salt to the beat of the music and slicing sashimi in sync.
Mum and I plumped for a menagerie of treats.
Highlights included the ￼miso glazed Chilean sea bass and the artfully-arranged prawn cocktail with deliciously smoky Marie Rose dip.
But the pièce de résistance was the show-stopping king crab leg, complete with a chunk of bone marrow and moreish truffle dressing.
Our final dish was a vanilla cheesecake for two. It was enormous and we gave the half we hadn’t touched to the table next to us.
They were young and appeared to be on a date and thought they might appreciate some free dessert.
After all, the menu at Sexy Fish is a lot pricier than a packet of fish food.
Mum and I left Sexy Fish on a high. The subdued quietness of Mayfair hit us.
I would definitely head back and carry on the party again.
Next time, I’ll crack into some of the sexy eggs.
Throughout May and June, Sexy Fish will host Sexy Brunch parties each Sunday from 11.30am to 4.30pm with a different guest DJ. Those set to take to the decks in the coming weeks include Nick Grimshaw, Ooh La La and Jodie Harsh.
Sexy Fish is located at Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square W1J 6BR
To make a reservation at Sexy Fish call 020 3764 2000 or visit www.sexyfish.com.