Five Great Options for Fish and Chips in London

If you’re going to eat fish and chips, you might as well do it right
Staff Writer

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Whether you’re visiting London or live there, an essential part of a balanced British diet is the classic fish and chips. We have compiled the top spots to enjoy the best fish and chips in the area, looking at rankings from Zagat, TimeOut, and Travel and Leisure.

Poppies: While fish and chips might be a staple meal in England, Poppies recognizes and supports sustainable fish farming, with the fish they serve each day delivered fresh. With over 12 different fish and chips options available, you can’t go wrong with this selection, but you must end the meal with one of their delicious desserts.

Sweetings: Since opening in 1889, Sweetings prides itself on offering a variety of fish, from fresh salmon to oysters from the Essex coast. Besides the traditional fish and chips, some other favorites include the swordfish with tomato salsa, skate wing in black butter sauce, and the chef’s fish pie. 

Kerbisher & Malt: A modern fish and chip shop, Kerbisher & Malt believes in serving simply fresh, hand-prepared food. Named the city’s best fish and chips restaurant by Essence Magazine, some of the other favorites on the menu include the fish nuggets and the filet of fish burger served with lettuce and lemon mayonnaise. 

Geales: Executive chef Oli Burgess’ first love is fish, so most of the menu choices include seafood, such as tempura soft shell crab, fish cakes with curry sauce, hot smoked salmon with a chopped salad and pears and walnuts, or just the classic option of fried cod, haddock or sole with chips.

Olley's Fish Experience: Named by The Observer as providing some of the best fish and chips in London, and even the country, Olley’s Fish Experience also offers gluten free fish and chips so everyone can enjoy them. With such a wide variety of traditional fish and chips, you’re bound to be satisfied at this decade-old restaurant. 

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