Fryer's Delight

19 Theobald’s Road , London, WC1X 8SL

SquareMeal Review of Fryer's Delight

Could this old-school chippie be past its best? Stingy portions continue to be the biggest gripe, but readers are also starting to protest about gruff service & a lack of ambience. On the plus side, the original 60s’ decor – all chequered tiles & Formica tables – remains unintentionally fabulous, & the battered fish is still pretty good, especially when the frying oil has been freshly changed. If fish isn’t your dish, there are always jumbo saveloys, not to mention a selection of pies, pasties & deep-fried chicken – just add peas, ketchup & a can of fizzy pop for the ultimate guilty pleasure. What’s more, prices remain cheaper than almost every other pit stop that doesn’t have golden arches above it. Perhaps there’s life in the old cod yet.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Chancery Lane Tube Station 371m

Holborn Tube Station 409m


Address: 19 Theobald’s Road , London WC1X 8SL

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Cochrane Theatre 248m

Gray's Inn 342m


Telephone: 020 7405 4114

Cuisine: Fish and Chips


Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 4.0

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 2.0

Lucas D. 15 May 2013

The place looks & feels old, but not in a good way. It's fairly cheap so I gave it a try as fish'n'chip outlets are not that common in the city. The chips were hard & had a synthetic oil taste, but worse than that the sausage I ordered was undercooked so I returned the lot. The older Mediterranean guy behind the counter who refused to give me a refund was rude & argumentative. Save your money & time, you're better off in McDonalds