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“You won’t find fresher fish or better (greaseless) chips anywhere else in London”, say fans of this well-loved Marylebone institution, founded in 1914. But while on most accounts it’s “still a classic”, ratings slipped a tad this year, and some regulars still “miss the previous owner” (“under the new management you can no longer BYO, which was one of its best features!)”.
“Genuine”, “old-style fish ’n’ chip restaurant in the heart of Marylebone” that’s central London’s top chippy. “It’s nothing fancy, but the food is excellent” – “steamed dishes or fried in batter to satisfy the most hardened northerner” – and all “served with enthusiasm” under the watchful eye of owner, Mr Christou. “BYO makes it very affordable”.
“A joy for lovers of fish ’n’ chips” – this “very basic” Marylebone institution’s “unbeatable” scoff and “welcoming” style have only improved since its renovation after a fire in June; “it’s also great value as you can BYO”.
“Premier League fish and chips” served by “friendly and efficient staff” have won a big fan club for this “exemplary”, if “functional”, Marylebone institution; BYO.
Golden Hind Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Mr Christou has sold the business to his son and the art deco fish fryer has left the building. Nevertheless, I ate a very good meal with a friend last week. Like others, I preferred the old no licence atmosphere (ginger beer makes more sense than wine with fish n' chips). Nevertheless, service at a busy time was attentive and effective and the food we both agreed was excellent.The value as ever is outstanding."
"A recent visit was very diasppointing - fish small and dry, chips where the starch had turned to sugar. The tourist trade has produced poor results for punters."
"Golden Hind used to be my favourite fish and chips. Now under new management and you can no longer bring your own wine, which was one of it's best features.Fish and chips are still great, but it has lost a lot of atmosphere."
73 Marylebone Ln, London, W1U 2PN
lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm