We’re dedicating the rest of February to finding the best fish and chip shop in London.
The London Walks guides have cogitated and debated, and here are their recommendations…
Please feel free to get your own vinegary fingerprints all over the debate.
In deepest, darkest North London, here’s Adam and Andy…
My favourite central London chippie has already been covered – Fryer’s Delight on the Theobalds Road. I have been patronizing it for only four years fewer than Richard III (the Fryers Delight and me have been together now for 21 years and it don’t seem a day too long). How Richard keeps the weight off, however, is a secret I’ve yet to crack.
Locally, up here in North London it’s Poseidon for me. Situated on the East Finchley High Road, the freshness of the fish, the crispness and colour of the batter and the fact that they don’t mind taking the skin off my fish (I am picky) before battering keeps me loyal. Nice “sitting in bit” too – 20 different types of fish, no less!
100 - 102 High Road
East Finchley, London
My favourite chipper is the award-winning Toffs in Muswell Hill – that’s my “flash” choice.
For your excellent regular fish and chips, Joe’s Fish Bar at Alexandra Palace (for your regular). When in town, the best is also the most famous: The Golden Hind, 73 Marylebone Lane north of Oxford Street.
38 Muswell Hill Broadway,
Andy and Adam are currently working on the first London Walks podcast – more news soon.
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