Fish and chips has become synonymous with England and when visiting London, you have to try one of the country’s most-loved dishes. Fish and chips shops can be found on almost every corner in the city, but it’s one of the hardest foods to nail. Often times it ends up being greasy and soggy, which is not what you want in fish and chips. If you’re looking to have the best of this traditional British dish, make sure you try it at one of these three London restaurants.
The Chipping Forecast
How can you not love this punny name? It’s just so British. The Chipping Forecast guarantees that your dish was swimming in Cornish waters no more than 48 hours beforehand and the fish and chips come fried in beef or rapeseed oil. For the batter, you can choose between beer batter, gluten-free beer batter, panko breadcrumbs, or grilled.
Sutton & Sons
With three locations in London: Islington, Stoke Newington, and Hackney Central, Sutton & Sons has amazing crisp-battered fish and fluffy chips as well as homemade pickles and tartar sauce. They also have a vegan menu with fried “fish” including banana blossom, tofish and “scampi”, mock “prawn” cocktails, and a fishcake without fish.
Golden Union‘s sustainable fish selection is cooked to order in its homemade batter and blend of oils. The fluffy and golden chips are the showstopper. In addition to fried fish, there’s coley, rock salmon, fishcakes, and hot pies.