The Fish & Chip Shop City

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Fish and Chips

About The Fish & Chip Shop City

Ex-Caprice Holdings CEO Des McDonald now has his name above the door at this sleek City offshoot of his Fish & Chip Shop in Islington. Beyond the steel and glass exterior, a mixture of mushy pea-green counter tops and saucy cartoons of 50s-style pin-up girls conjures up British seaside nostalgia – minus the greasy spoons. Refined idiosyncrasy defines the menu too, with straight-talking descriptions making light of top-quality seafood: our textbook fish pie was generously filled with hunks of soft salmon, while deep-fried haddock came encased in delicate, crisp batter. The varied line-up also incorporates crab on toast with avocado, shrimp burgers, fishcakes, curries and the odd meat dish such as Lancashire hotpot, while the cocktail list has maritime overtones – think Stolichnaya vodka paired with anchovy brine. Tricky to find, but handily placed alongside Liverpool Street station and good for lunchtime takeaways too.

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Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 1QS

020 7920 9103


Opening Times

Mon-Fri 7am-10.30am, 11.30am-10.30pm


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Richard E

11 May 2015  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3
Value 4.5
Fish, chips, mushy peas - nuff said
If you're going to call yourself after a single dish, you better damn well make sure that you can excel at said dish. The Fish & Chip shop does just that, so quite why they have decided to change the name to Vintage Salt is baffling. Whilst there are all sorts of other items on offer (smoked salmon, whitebait and of course scotch eggs, natch), on a Friday lunchtime, all that was really needed was battered cod, some chips and mushy peas. The fish was lovely: moist, yielding, breaking into translucent flakes at the touch of a fork, the batter thin, crunchy and retaining just the right amount of fat. Chips too were a pleasure: not your artsy fartsy fries, or prima donna triple cooked, or chippie staple soggy, but big butch chips with the desired crispness encasing a fluffy interior. OK, there are niggles: the terrace is pretty soulless, the bar can be a bit of a bore if a group want to stand and chat rather than sit an eat (they haven't really got that cross-over pubby feel but actually a restaurant quite right yet) and why tartar sauce doesn't come as standard is beyond me. But the fish and chips is as fine an example of the British classic as you'll find in the City. Nigel Farage would be proud!
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