When thinking about English cuisine only one dish comes to mind: Fish and Chips. If you’re in London and want to eat traditional food you’ll probably head to the closest “chippy”. So, if you’re going for it, check out our list of the best Fish & Chips in London to discover the true essence of England’s most famous take away.
Although fried fish arrived in England thanks to Jewish refugees from Spain and Portugal, it is said that Fish & Chips were first cooked in the city of Oldham (near Manchester) in the nineteenth century and quickly expanded around London and the rest of the country, becoming a classic working class dish and one of Britain’s favorite.
Nowadays we can find a fish & chips shop in basically every corner, and even mobile fish and chip shops are common.
Now you know a bit more about fish and chips, take a look at the selection of the best fish & chips in London.
Yes, Britain does hold a national Fish and Chips competition, and yes, Poppies Fish & Chip is 2014’s winner. Originally set in Spittalfields, it has recently opened another location in Camden for those who want to try the UK’s best chips without having to go very far away from London. The Camden restaurant also has live music from time to time. In their restaurant you’ll have a great choice of fish to choose from to enjoy the best Fish & Chips in London.
6-8 Hanbury Street
30 Hawley Crescent
Open in 1968, Toffs is one of the most reputable fish & chips in London. This chippy offers a variety of fish that includes classics like Cod, Haddock, Plaice and Trout. Toffs is certainly one of the Fish & Chips shops with the most awards around. Well worth the uphill walk from the Tube.
38 Muswell Hill Broadway
Wilson’s is a classic fish and chips shop that has been open since 1930. This is the place to go if you want to try the “real stuff”, as they cook with traditional recipes. If you’re choosing a side dish, you should probably go for mushy peas, the most typical of all.
101 Station Rd
In hip Soho, Golden Union may look like an upscale fish& chips, but most of those who have tried their dishes say their cod and chips are absolutely delicious. If you love side dishes, Golden Union’s specialty is probably their homemade tartar sauce. If in thirst you should also try their homemade milkshakes!
38 Poland Street
Selling what they call “Camden Hell” battered fish, this vintage-style bar has upgraded the concept of fish & chips and created many combinations of this classic dish without losing the essence of traditional fish and chips. There’s also a menu with very exiting cocktails you may want to taste.
189 Upper Street
Hope you find the fish & chips shop that suites your taste!