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There’s a captain’s-cabin feel to this no-nonsense fish & chippie, which has been serving south London locals for 20 years. If you’re not planning to rush home with a takeaway, settle at one of the pine tables & order outstanding renditions of battered fish, chips & mushy peas. Cod & haddock are still the most popular choices, but eco-conscious diners can opt for hake or mahi-mahi, & calorie-counters can have their fish steamed or grilled, served with new potatoes or salad. Curiously, there are some celebrity-endorsed combos like the ‘Cilla Black Experience’ (haddock & chips, prawns, scampi, pickled onions), but why mess with the classic formula? The short wine & beer list matches the food, & includes oak-aged Innis & Gunn ale: ideal with haddock or lemon sole.

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65-67 Norwood Road ,London SE24 9AA

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May 2013

The first thing to greet us in this restaurant was three children running around screaming with balloons. It's dark and cramped and looks like something from the seventies. The one page menu arrived, the prices are too high for the quality and portions of the food. I ordered a steak and ale pie, £6.75, chips £3.00 extra. A tiny pie which had two small pieces of steak and the rest was carrots, couldn't taste any ale at all, a few shreds of lettuce and a slither of tomato and lemon! were hanging off...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 1

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Essential Details for Olley's

  • Cuisine: Fish
  • Area: Herne Hill
  • Price: £35.00
  • Wine: £14.00
  • Champagne: £35.00
  • Lunch: £5.50 (1 course)
  • Private Dining: 35

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