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The Best Fish 'n' Chip Shops In London

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Talim Arab
Updated: 9 February 2017
Fish and chips is a quintessential British meal, loved by millions. But the humble fish bar has undergone a transformation in recent years, with trendy options now available alongside traditional ones. Whether it’s plaice, perch or lemon sole, there’s a type of fish for everyone in these revamped London restaurants.

Kennedy’s Fish and Chips

Kennedy’s serve up fish and chips in two locations in east central London. The extensive seafood ranges from plaice to halibut steak, even whole squid for the more adventurous diner. Not a pescatarian? Not to worry. Kennedy’s offers traditional ‘bangers and mash,’ mouth-watering pies, pastries, as well as a good selection of desserts.

Kennedy’s Fish and Chips, 169 Whitecross St, London, UK, 020 7253 1796

Poppies Fish & Chips – Spitalfields

Poppies serves traditional East End cuisine of jellied eels, whole tail scampi and three fillets of mackerel. Dine on cod, sourced from the famous Billingsgate Market, while surrounded by ’50s-inspired décor. Roasted chicken, in various portions, and meat pies are also on the menu, adding variation.

Poppies Fish & Chips, 6-8 Hanbury St, London, UK, 020 7247 0892

Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt brings a little piece of the Cornish coast to central London with three convenient locations. You will be blown away by the exquisite range of main courses and Camden Hells fried fish, elegantly plated in this chic establishment. The cost is slightly higher than the average fish and chip restaurant but worth every penny.

Vintage Salt, Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad St, London, UK, 020 7920 9103

The Fryer’s Delight

Based in Bloomsbury, this is a no-frills, old-school chip shop has been servicing the local community for many years. The menu is up on the wall, benches provide seating, and cooked food rests in an old-fashioned metallic fish bar. The haddock, cod, plaice and skate are generously battered in a glorious golden brown, while the chips are cut thick, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside; exactly as they should be.

The Fryer’s Delight, 19 Theobalds Rd, London, UK, 020 7405 4114

Fish House

Fish House is in Hackney, located near Victoria Park. It’s a cross between a traditional fish bar and modern cuisine, with a sleek interior of white tiled walls and landscape photos that bring the sea to East London. After a sumptuous meal, there’s an amazing selection of desserts to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Fish House, 128 Lauriston Rd, London, UK, 020 8533 3327

Fish Central Restaurant

Part restaurant and part takeaway, Fish Central Restaurant produces the freshest fish in London, sourcing sustainable fish and shellfish. Located in Kings Square near the Barbican, the restaurant offers simple but delicious dishes. Sample the Canadian or Scottish lobster, priced on size, or try the catch of the day.

Fish Central Restaurant, 149-155 Central St, London, UK, 020 7253 4970

North Sea Fish Restaurant

North Sea Fish Restaurant is a quaint, Bloomsbury, fish and chips restaurant packed with charm. The interior is pub-style; wooden seats and ruby carpet, providing the restaurant with a warm, homely ambience. With the abundance of chain restaurants in London, this fish and chip shop is well worth a visit.

North Sea Fish Restaurant, 7-8 Leigh St, London, UK, 020 7387 5892