23 August 2014

The Fish & Chip Shop

189 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ

£35.00 Fish and Chips Islington, Barnsbury

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  • Wine: £19.00
  • Champagne: £48.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

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With Des McDonald (former CEO of Caprice Holdings) at the helm, this concept was always going to be a bit posher than your regular chippy – just look at the antique shop front, reclaimed Victorian panelling, vintage leather booths and details such as willow-pattern teapots. The fryer delivers crisp, salty chips and sustainable British seafood coated in crunchy batter laced with beer from the nearby Beavertown Brewery – simply add bread and butter, a pickled onion and crushed peas for something close to nostalgia-wrapped comfort food. But that’s not all: the brown-paper menu also promises upscale offerings ranging from scallops dressed with fresh chilli and garlic butter to roasted Dover sole or sea bass with girolles and sea purslane. Staff and customers create a chatty, gregarious vibe, while varied liquid refreshment ranges from milkshakes, cocktails and Camden Hells lager to own-label Languedoc wines.

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  1. The Fish & Chip Shop

    189 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
    Overall rating:
    Paul M.

    Best fish and chips I have ever had


    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  2. The Fish & Chip Shop

    189 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
    Overall rating:
    Kieran K.

    The worst sin imaginable


    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  1. Des McDonald (Ex CEO of Caprice Holdings who own The Ivy, Scott’s and J.Sheekey, amongst many others) has opened The Fish and Chip Shop in Islington. It’s not your standard chippy however, as it’s done out rather beautifully inside. There were two petite dining rooms to choose from; the first had small tables tightly packed together and the second out the back, which is where we were seated, had equally cramped booths. Even though we were squished, the whole place had a great atmosphere which was helped by the loud music and chitter chatter of fellow diners...
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  2. Last night I went to the new Seafood restaurant The Fish and Chip Shop on Upper Street. I heard about this restaurant via Twitter. The restaurant looks very nice from the street and inside even if it is quiet small, staff was nice. This is probably...
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