Unpretentious, traditional and downright delicious – the best fish and chip shops in London.
With the tantalising smell of fish and chips wafting down many a London street, it takes an extremely disciplined individual to resist the charms of entering one of the capital’s many world-famous chippies and tucking into the traditional and much-loved English meal.
Since the first ever fish and chip shop opened in London in the 1860s by Joseph Malin, chippies have gone from strength to strength in the capital and there now is literally hundreds to choose from.
To help you make the arduous decision of what fish and chip shop to head to in London to get a greasy chippy fix, then take a look at three of the best fish and chip shops in London.
Fishcotheque, 79a Waterloo Road
If you are after a classic, unpretentious, no-frills London chippy then the Fishcotheque, with its dreary tiled walls and plastic tables, will fulfil such inspirations.
Serving notoriously portions of thick-cut chips, Waterloo’s Fishcotheque never fails to pull in a crowd of hungry mouths.
Poppies, 6 – 8 Hanbury Street
Combining established East End charm with a trendy yuppie overtone, Poppies attracts a diverse crowd of eaters.
If you are determined to experience traditional chip shop food then tucking into a plate of jellied eels promises to be a memorable experience!
Having been opened in 1953 and maintaining a 1950s décor, the now vintage walls of this long-established chip shop could certainly tell a tale or two!
Two Brothers, 297 – 303 Regent’s Park Road
Another delightfully unpretentious chippy in ‘The Smoke’, which prides itself on its shabby exterior and equally as tattered interior.
Having a menu that diverges away from the traditional chippy menu, including specialist dishes such as Arborath smokies and cod’s roe in butter, if you want to experience unique chip shop food in the most uninspiring of surroundings then enter through Two Brothers shabby doors!
Of course, if you fancy your fish and chips a little more upmarket, you should consider the Chelsea Riverside Brasserie at The Wyndham Grand!