Since a few members of the Triposo team are traveling through London, we'd thought we'd help them, and you, with good places to grab some grub.
For some real English ‘sole’ food you can’t beat fish and chips. Brits eat over 255 million portions of chips with their fish every year so that shows they know their stuff when it comes to this crispy fried treat. What better place to enjoy this culinary institution than in London? Here are our top picks for fish and chips eateries in London.
This is the plaice for the number one fish and chip shop in all of London. In the heart of Covent Garden, Rock & Sole Plaice is filled to the brim with locals and tourists alike. Don’t expect fine dining here, but flaky fish, generous portions of chips and in the summer, you can sit outside and watch the fashionable walk by as you lick your fingers clean.
Close to the Imperial War Museum and the Old Vic Theater, Masters Super Fish serves up fresh fish bought daily from the market. With it’s über-generous portions, it’s not hard to see why this is one of the best places to stop for a bite to eat. Masters has certainly mastered the art of fish and chips.
03. North Sea Fish
North Sea Fish started out small and has turned itself into a London institution over the years. You’ll know the restaurant by the line of black cabbies parked out in front - a good sign showing that not only is this place authentic, it’s well worth the wait. Eat in or takeaway, North Sea Fish batters the opposition!
Heston Blumenthal is known for taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. Combining food with the secrets of chemistry, Blumenthal’s restaurant has earned one Michelin star, won numerous awards and is definitely the place to go for a unique and unforgettable take on fish and chips. Make sure to reserve well in advance since Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is almost always booked. As one of Europe’s top restaurants, come here and see why Blumenthal’s fish and chips is ranked among the top in the city.
05. The Sea Shell
Come to The Sea Shell of Lisson Grove for take out and chow down on chips in wonderful Regents Park. Favored by locals, be prepared to queue, but with over 30 years experience under its belt, The Sea Shell shells out some of the best seafood around.
It’s not called golden for nothing! The fish at Golden Union Fish Bar is crispy, golden and delish! In Soho - the cool, cultural center of London with the best bars, music and nightlife - this favorite dive pleases both fish lovers and non-fish lovers alike. Make sure to order their legendary mushy peas which is a favorite among regulars. Before or after a night out, there’s nothing fishy about Golden Union Fish Bar.
The crowning glory of this Victoria pub is most certainly the fish and chips. St. George’s Tavern is known for it’s cask-conditioned beers and classic pub fare. A stop here and you’re in for a real English treat.
Catch a bite at this almost 50-year-old restaurant. It’s bright blue doors invite you in for classic fish and chips or try of of their house specialities of seasoned mussles or grilled scallops. Not far from the Victoria tube station, Seafresh is one of the freshest bites in town.
After trawling around Portobello Market in Notting Hill take a 10-minute walk and you’ll find yourself at Micky’s Fish & Chips. Located near Paddington station, the melt-in-your mouth fish is a whale of a good time.
10. The Fish Club
Join those in the know and be a member of The Fish Club. Fish is delivered twice a day to ensure the utmost in freshness. From calamari, fish pies to yellowfin tuna, there is something on the menu here for any and all appetites.
11. Sherlock Holmes
There’s no mystery why Sherlock Holmes has landed on our list. Around the corner from Trafalgar Square, this classic English pub serves up a great fish and chips. Come in for a bite, stay for their Sherlock Ale and go see a show to round off another great dining experience in London
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Photo by Charles Haynes from Bangalore, India (Fish, Chips, and Mushy Peas) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons