Top 10 Fish and Chips in London (Slideshow)
December 19, 2013
Here are some of London’s top-reviewed places to find classic fish and chips
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 to fish pies and yellowfin tuna, there is something on the menu here for any and all appetites.
9. Micky's Fish & Chips
After trawling around Portobello Market in Notting Hill, a 10-minute walk will lead you to Micky’s Fish & Chips. Located near Paddington Station, the melt-in-your mouth fish is a whale of a good time.
8. Seafresh Fish Restaurant
Catch a bite at this almost 50-year-old Victoria restaurant. Its bright blue doors invite you in for classic fish and chips, or try of their house specialties of seasoned mussels or grilled scallops. Not far from the Victoria tube station, Seafresh is one of the freshest bites in town.
7. The St. George's Tavern
The crowning glory of this Victoria pub is most certainly their fish and chips. The St. George’s Tavern is known for its cask-conditioned beers and classic pub fare. A stop here and you’re in for a real English treat.
6. Golden Union Fish Bar
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 — a favorite among regulars. Before or after a night out, there’s nothing fishy about Golden Union Fish Bar.
5. The Seashell
Come to The Seashell of Lisson Grove for takeout and chow down on chips in wonderful Regent's Park. It's favored by locals, so be prepared to queue, but with more than 30 years' experience under its belt, The Seashell shells out some of the best seafood around.
4. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
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 (including our 101 Best Resturants in Europe list), 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. It's one of Europe’s top restaurants, so come here and see why Blumenthal’s fish and chips is ranked among the top in the city.
3. 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!
2. Masters Super Fish
Close to the Imperial War Museum and the Old Vic Theater, Masters Super Fish serves fresh fish bought daily from the market. With its 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.
1. Rock & Sole Plaice
This is the number one fish and chips 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.