No trip to London can be marked complete until you’ve tried the nation’s favourite dish; a steaming slice of battered fresh fish served with golden chips and a side of zesty peas.
You can find takeaway ‘chippies’, gourmet restaurants and riverside pubs each with their own take on the prize duo, but let us tell you where you can find the best fish and chips in each London borough. Turn your stay at the Park Grand Paddington Court into a culinary adventure!
City of London: The Mayfair Chippy
The City branch of this boutique chippy chain serves classic cod or haddock with chips, served with mushy peas and your choice of HP gravy or curry sauce. They also offer a vegan option of jackfruit and tofu ‘fish’.
140 Minories, The City EC3N 1NT
City of Westminster: The Grand Restaurant
Our elegant hotel has a top-class restaurant within its Georgian walls. The restaurant at Park Grand Paddington Court serves a classic, hand-battered fish and chips which are available on both our lunch and dinner menu. Choose to eat in our dining room or have them delivered to your room.
27 Devonshire Terrace, Bayswater W2 3DP
Camden: Poppie’s Fish and Chips
Poppie’s Fish and Chips is one of London’s go-to chippies, with three locations across the capital. Their fish suppers include a range of fish such as cod, haddock, skate or plaice. Each branch channels the nostalgia of the 1950s; staff don ‘50s uniforms and play rock and roll from the decade.
30 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town NW1 8NP
Hackney: Fish House
Just on the cusp of the borough and within walking distance to Victoria Park, Fish House is a contemporary seafood restaurant and traditional takeaway who pride themselves on upholding the most ethically sourced produce. Dine in, or order freshly battered fish and enjoy your carby picnic in the park.
128 Lauriston Road, Victoria Park Village E9 7LH
Hammersmith and Fulham: K&M Fish and Chips
This trendy joint was recently crowned the Best Contemporary Fish and Chip Shop in Britain, and when you step inside you’ll see why. The food lives up to the expectations as does their home-brewed beer. All fish comes from sustainable sources and their preservative-free condiments are all made in-house.
164 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith W6 7PB
Islington: Camden Head
Loved by locals, once you’ve polished off your ale-battered fish and chips you can head upstairs to catch a comedy act for free most nights at this Angel based pub. With an authentic, Victorian interior – you can choose from a range of beers, gins and other spirits. If you’re veggie, you can try the beer-battered halloumi served with mushy peas and chunky chips!
2 Camden Walk, The Angel N1 8DY
Kensington and Chelsea: Bumpkin
The restaurants near the Park Grand Kensington are generally internationally-minded, so you’re more likely to find sushi, curry and exotic salads. However, there are some quality gastropubs which dish up the traditional British feast. Try the haddock and chips at the rustic Bumpkin, served with crushed garden peas fused with mint and tartare sauce.
102 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington SW7 3RD
For the funkiest fish in town, look no further than the groovy Fishcotheque. This classic chippy takeaway has been popular in London ever since it opened in 1972. You can eat in the homely, family-run restaurant or take your newspaper-wrapped supper down to eat on a bench by the Thames. All fish comes fresh from London’s Billingsgate Fish Market and portions are large, you might want to share!
79A Waterloo Road, Lambeth SE1 8UD
If you’re in the mood for fancy fish and posh chips, head to Fish! in Borough Market. Besides various battered fish options, you can choose fish pie, fish cake or grilled fish if you’d prefer. Produce is sourced from Borough Market and fresh fish is delivered daily by their own fishmonger. This glassy eatery provides a 360° views of the market, The Shard and Southwark Cathedral. Cathedral Street, Southwark E1 9AL
Tower Hamlets: Prospect of Whitby
This historic haunt is London’s oldest riverside pub, dating back to around 1520. This peaceful location is further out of the centre and makes for a leisurely afternoon of eating, drinking and catching some London sunshine. Choose between regular IPA battered fish and chips or go big with a side of scampi. If you prefer something lighter, you can opt for just scampi and chips or the fish finger sandwich.
57 Wapping Wall, St Katharine’s & Wapping E1W 3SH
Greenwich: Trafalgar Tavern
This quaint, Victorian riverside pub serves freshly caught, ’proper’ fish and chips. The ale-battered haddock is served with chunky chips, crushed peas and homemade tartar sauce. You can also share a plate of Greenwich Whitebait. Take in the splendid views from their floor-to-ceiling Regency windows, or sit outside in the cobbled outdoor drinking area on a sunny afternoon.
Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula SE10 9NW
Wandsworth: The Ship
Traditional gastropub The Ship has been feeding seafaring Londoner and landlubbers since 1786 and their menu has never failed. Their beer-battered cod is served with fat chips, pea puree and tartar sauce and you can pair it with a glass of wine or a cold beer and enjoy a leisurely meal in their beer garden on banks of the river.
41 Jews Row, Wandsworth SW18 1TB
Lewisham: Jolly Bee Fish and Chips
If you’ve been down at the Horniman Museum and Gardens for the day, Jolly Bee Fish and Chips is conveniently located right next to the Forest Hill train station. This is an unimposing and casual, typical chippy where the portions are big and the price is right. There are seats available or you can wrap them up in newspaper and take them to enjoy on the train. Just don’t do this at rush hour, or you may have to fend off ravenous commuters.
3 Devonshire Road, Forest Hill SE23 3HE
Which of these will be your first stop after checking in to Park Grand Paddington Court? Leave us a comment!