Best fish and chips in London

Looking to get battered? Our pick of the best fish and chips in London will sort you out

Updated on 04 June 2019

A much-loved national dish, fish and chips is a British tradition that we can’t get enough of. The homely, satisfying combination of fresh fish wrapped in crispy batter and paired with golden chips, tartar sauce and mushy peas is hard to beat.

If you’re wondering where to find the best fish and chips in the capital, cast your eye over our pick of the London chippies that are well worth their, ahem…salt.  

Sutton & Sons

Sutton & Sons

356 Essex Road, London, N1 3PD

The flagship site of this chain of family-run chippies is a favourite among locals, and serves up crisply battered fish and fluffy golden chips to diners. While you’re there, we’d also recommend trying the pickles and homemade tartar sauce, while vegans who miss fish can enjoy Sutton & Sons too, thanks to banana blossom that’s been marinated in seaweed and samphire and then deep fried in batter.

Under £30
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The Rock & Sole Plaice

The Rock & Sole Plaice

45-49 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9AJ

Open since 1871, Rock & Sole Plaice is one of the most well-known chippies in the capital. The pun-tastic restaurant is spread across two floors, and there’s a cute street-side terrace too for warmer days. Fish and chips here are made using a 145 year old recipe and all of the options (haddock, plaice, cod, etc.) are served alongside thick-cut chips and tartare sauce. Elsewhere on the menu, try warming savoury pies or desserts such as sticky toffee pudding with ice cream.

£30 - £49
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Kerbisher & Malt Hammersmith

Kerbisher & Malt Hammersmith

164 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7PB

Featuring cosy booth seating, counter stools and white tiles, Kerbisher & Malt is among the sleeker fish and chip shops in London. At this joint, the likes of mushy peas, batters and sauces are all hand-made on site, while chips are double-fried to give them the crunchy exterior and fluffy insides that make a classic chip shop chip. To accompany your meal, why not try the restaurant's own beer, christened Kerbisher Pale Ale.

Under £30
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Hook Camden

Hook Camden

65 Parkway Road, London, NW1 7PP

Originally a market stall in Dublin, this Camden favourite has built up a strong following since opening its bricks-and-mortar site. Here, you’ll find classic fish and chips alongside newer iterations, including Cajun-spiced fish coated in panko breadcrumbs with Cajun sauce and seaweed-salted chips; and seabream in lemon and basil tempura served with a garlic truffle sauce. Wash it all down with beer or cocktails including a Gin & Basil Smash.

Under £30
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Golden Hind

Golden Hind

73 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PN

Serving Londoners since 1914, we think the success of this long-established venue comes down to the warm, welcoming atmosphere and its traditional setting in Marylebone. Of course, the fish and chips are a big draw too, with plenty of options to try that can be paired with chips, mushy peas and pickled onion. The best part of dining at The Golden Hind? You can bring your own booze to sip on while scoffing those tempting chips.  

Under £30
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£30 - £49
Fish House

Fish House

126-128 Lauriston Road, London, E9 7LH

Fish House might bill itself as traditional, but its tempting menu is actually a successful blend of the classic and the novel – if you’re feeling nostalgic, opt for the classic fish and chips served with tartar sauce. Meanwhile, diners who fancy something a little more modern can try the likes of fried fish tacos, seafood and chorizo paella or loaded spicy fries with melted cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos. The Victoria Park location is also perfect for a spot of al fresco dining when the sun's out.

£30 - £49
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Golden Union

Golden Union

38 Poland Street, London, W1F 7LY

A quintessential British chippy, Golden Union has been wowing the crowds in Soho since back in 2008. Retro interiors are charming (including kitsch ketchup bottles shaped like tomatoes), while the menu of takeaway or eat-in food is a real treat – expect to feast on fresh fish which is delivered daily and wrapped in homemade batter, alongside crispy golden chips and homemade fish cakes.

Under £30
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Poppie

Poppie's Fish & Chips Spitalfields

6-8 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

With a smattering of locations across the capital, Poppie’s has old-school East End charm in spades, thanks to 1950s-style uniforms and a background of music hall tunes. It still moves with the times though, as all of the fish used is sustainably sourced. Here, you’ll find the likes of jellied eels and homemade fish cakes, but the star attraction is naturally the fish and chips, with the crunchy batter and fresh-tasting fish still pulling in the crowds.  

Under £30
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The Chipping Forecast Notting Hill

The Chipping Forecast Notting Hill

29 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1HE

Armed with a punny name and a commitment to sustainability, it’s not hard to see why The Chipping Forecast is popular. The restaurant promises that its fresh Cornish fish moves from hook to plate within 48 hours, including cod or haddock which is beer-battered and deep-fried in beef dripping, before being finished off with a helping of triple-cooked chunky chips.

Under £30
Fishworks Swallow Street

Fishworks Swallow Street

7-9 Swallow Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1B 4DE

Boasting its own on-site fishmonger, customers at FishWorks are able to pick their fish from the counter and enjoy it just the way they like it. You can opt for a classic cod or try something a little different with monkfish, both of which are served alongside double-cooked chips, sea salt, minted mushy peas and homemade tartar sauce. Settle down in the light and airy space to enjoy your meal, or if the weather’s playing ball, you can dine out on the terrace.

£30 - £49
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