Olley's

65-67 Norwood Road , London, SE24 9AA

1 reviews

35 Fish Herne Hill

SquareMeal Review of Olley's

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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Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 1.0

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 0.0

mary b. 10 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 the side. My friend ordered plaice £10.75, again no veg came with it, she said it was ok but she gets better in her local fish and chip shop. The only good thing about this place was the young waitress, who was very welcoming and friendly but I would not step in this place again, it's a glorified fish and chips shop in south east London with west end price, I'm amazed it stays open.

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