Food & Drink

The 8 Finest Fish & Chips Shops in London

Published On 02/04/2014 Published On 02/04/2014
London's best fish & chips
Poppies
The Fish and Chip Shop
The Fish Club
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1. Poppies Fish and Chips 6-8 Hanbury St, London, E1 6QR (Spitalfields)

From a seasoned East Ender whose family's been in the business since '45, this retro-style chippy sports tile walls, Formica tables, a '50s jukebox, and newspaper-wrapped swimmers fresh from Billingsgate.

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2. The Fish & Chip Shop 189 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ (Islington)

TFACS is a great place to get exactly what it implies... fish and chips. They also are BYOB, so take full advantage!

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3. The Fish Club 189 St Johns Hill, London, SW11 1TH

Run by the former executive chef at Caprice Holdings, Fish Club features fresh fish cooked up in a golden brown batter made with local brew "Camden Hells", and sided by spicy tartar sauce, ensuring a delicious dish every time.

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4. Kerbisher & Malt 164 Shepherds Bush Rd, London, W6 7PB (Hammersmith)

This white-tiled Hammersmith joint puts sustainable-source cod/haddock/pollock/plaice either in batter or on the grill, supplemented by double-cooked chips, handmade tartare/lemon mayo, and perennials like chip and fish finger butties.

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5. Toff’s of Muswell Hill 38 Muswell Hill Broadway, London, N10 3HA

This family-run resto has been churning out tasty meals since 1968 and that of course means fish & chips. They use a special refined ground nut oil to fry their fishies into crispy golden-brown delights. And don't forget to save room for their famous sticky toffee pudding.

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6. Oliver's Fish and Chips 95 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4RL

Manned by Chef Mario Budwig, Oliver's is a real standout in the fish & chip game because of their highly regarded matzo meal coating they use to coat their fish to make it extra crunchy and seriously flaky. And the best part (besides the taste)? They manage to keep their fish under 500 calories a pop.

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7. Masters Super Fish 191 Waterloo Rd, London, SE1 8UX (Southwark)

These guys do no nonsense fish & chips. They serve it up classic style with a crispy coating and tasty fries, just the way you'd expect from a place named Masters Super Fish.

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8. Fish House 126-128 Lauriston Rd, London, E9 7LH (Victoria)

This Victoria Park eatery pleases from the second you step foot in the door. It's squeaky-clean, charming, and smells amazing of course, because of the classic fish & chips cooking in the back. Be sure to check out their brunch and don't be afraid to stray from the fish to try the crab cakes.