Here in the UK, we have a select number of ‘national dishes’. These are foods which we are known for across the world – be it from culinary experts in other countries or the stereotypes which find their way into television and books.
One such dish is fish and chips. It’s a great meal, without a doubt, and one which many of us have regularly. So if you’re hunting for some cheesy chips after a night out or fancy some top nosh at from the best chippies, check out our top picks in the capital.
Poppies Fish and Chips
The first stop is Poppies Fish and Chips. There’s a few of these dotted around the city – Spitalfields, Soho and Camden, and these are some of the best places in London to taste authentic and top quality fish and chips. Founded by born and bred East End resident ‘Pops’, this spot not only creates the best retro fish and chips experience, all ingredients and fish are responsibly sourced.
Find Poppies at: 6-8 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR | 55 Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 6HW | 30 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP – poppies.co.uk
Moxie’s Fish Bar
Another good location is Moxie’s Fish Bar. They’re a top choice for fish and chips and offer excellent customer service – something that can be sorely lacking in modern times. Whenever you choose to pop in, you’ll find that there’s always fresh fish on offer as well as a selection of delicious alternatives if you’re not in the mood for some cod! Plus, the staff are incredibly friendly and you can choose to takeaway or eat-in.
Find Moxie’s at: 7 Westbury Parade, Balham Hill, SW12 9DZ – moxiesfishbar.com
Another excellent option in London is the Golden Union. It’s another traditional takeaway for fish and chips, although you can eat in if you want. It’s got a retro look and feel and serves fresh fish and homemade pies, plus a selection of beers. The Grand Union also offers you a quintessentially British experience of fish and chips, and it’s definitely a place to check out if you’re in the Soho area of London.
Find Golden Union at: 38 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 7LY – goldenunion.co.uk
The Chipping Forecast
If you’re looking for fish and chips from the beautiful Cornish shores, this is the place to go. Based in Notting Hill and Soho, these trendy spots offer both restaurant dining and takeaway options. Plus you can sample a tasty tipple or two from the drinks menu. The Chipping Forecast also boasts responsibly sourced fish – from hook to plate within 48 hours so you’re guaranteed a delicious meal every time.
Find The Chipping Forecast at: 58 Greek St, Soho, W1D 3DY | 29 All Saints Rd, Notting Hill, W11 1HE – chippingforecast.com
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