Here we go… 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.
Visitors to Britain often think we have been tucking into fish and chips for centuries – but in fact the first chippie opened in the 1860’s. If you went to a pub in the 1840’s and asked for fried fish, it came with fried bread.
There are two claimants to the title of first ever chippie – one in Oldham, one in London, in Cleveland St. But if you’re looking for the newest, trendiest chippie, try Kerbisher and Malt in Shepherds Bush Rd., described by the Financial Times as ‘the perfect fish and chip shop’. And they’ve just opened a second branch in Ealing.
There are white tiled walls, and a few tables packed out with locals having their fish supper. Buy a takeaway and enjoy those double fried chips, and fish in batter, matzo meal, or just grilled. And add a fennel and dill salad – not your average chippie fare.
Kerbisher & Malt
64 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7PB
Kerbisher & Malt (Ealing)
53 New Broadway (Opposite Town Hall), London W5 5AH
MON-THURS 12.00-22.00FRI-SAT 11.30-22.30
For more foodie thoughts, join my foodie walk this Saturday February 16 at 10 am, Monument tube, Fish St. Hill exit.
In the meantime, for more Foodie London stuff go to www.foodieslondon.com.
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