The nation's favourite meal - Fish and Chips!

Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. London has had much success creating a substantial market for Fish and Chips. It might be a little way from the sea, but London's river has given it a seafaring past too, and this national staple is a popular favourite.   Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Rock & Sole Plaice .

Many Fish and Chip shops offer the traditional dish served in newspapers in casual surroundings, but for something a little more fancy, try the dish at The Ivy, one of London's most famous restaurants. They offer fish and chips with a side plate of celebrity stardust as this is a popular restaurant for theatreland.

For a mix between the traditional and fancy, try Kerbisher & Malt, a traditional fish and chip shop but with a sleek, modern design. Kerbisher & Malt serves fresh fish (from sustainable sources), twice-cooked chips, handmade salads, homemade mushy peas and batters, great beers and coffees in a pleasant café environment. Simple, fresh and tasty, Kerbisher & Malt ticks the box for excellent fish and chips!

Oliver's Fish and Chips


Oliver's is a blend of a traditional fish and chip shop with a fresh fish Mediterranean restaurant. The decor is light and pleasant and the atmostphere is friendly. What's unique about Oliver's is the way they prepare their fish. Chef Mario...  Read More

the fish club
Photo courtesy of The fish club


Voted one of the top 50 restaurants by Time Out, the Fish Club proves that you don't have to compromise on taste and flavour to serve up ethically-sourced food. The menu at the Fish Club changes regularly as they serve only the freshest...  Read More

Golden Union Fish Bar


The Golden Union Fish Bar lies in the heart of Soho and is a welcome stop for the tired shopper or party-goer! The restaurant serves up the best that London can offer in fish and chips. The fish, caught in Icelandic water, is chunky, perfectly...  Read More



If you like to feel you're eating high end, while still enjoying the greasy delights of fried fish, then this is the place for you! Situated in the heart of Borough market with views of Southwark Cathedral, fish! Restaurant serves a long list of...  Read More



Poppies serves traditional fish and chips in the traditional way, wrapped in newspaper, in the heart of London's Spitalfields market. Poppies' owner, Pat 'Pops' Newland, has been serving fish and chips in the East End for over 50 years, during...  Read More



If dining at formica tables or themed-restaurants is just not your style but you still enjoy a serving of the classic British dish, then why not head to the Ivy. The Ivy restaurant serves up a rarefied deep-fried Haddock dish with minted mushy...  Read More

Golden Hind


The Golden Hind celebrates 100 years of providing fish and chips to the residents of Marylebone this year! Tired and out-dated? Not a chance! The place is charming. The fish is fresh, direct from Grimsby, served in an excellent batter that is...  Read More



Geales' calls itself one of London's finest fish restaurants, and if its neighbourhood is anything to go by, that's probably right. They have two branches, one in Chelsea and one in Notting Hill. Founded in 1939, their ethos is simple, to...  Read More



The Financial Times lauded Kerbisher & Malt 'the perfect fish and chip shop' and we find it hard to disagree! Bringing fish and chips into the twenty-first century, Kerbisher & Malt does the contemporary British twist on an old favourite...  Read More

Rock & Sole Plaice
Photo courtesy of Jay Tong


Wins number one spot, just because of its clever name. Also the food is great, this is seriously good fish and chips. According to their publicity, they're the third oldest fish and chip shop in London and have been going since the nineteenth...  Read More


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Emyr founded London-based luxury travel and concierge service Bon Vivant in 2009 and it’s his business to know London inside out: the city’s best hotels, restaurants, bars, sights and activities...  More About Emyr