Good Friday for fish

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This Good Friday go traditional with a nice bit of fish for tea. And just in case you don’t want to fry or grill it up yourself, we’ve rounded up London’s best places to get a lovely fillet ‘o’ fish…


Toff’s N10


“The freshest fish, simply served” (“and not just the usuals”) – this “cramped” and “crowded” Muswell Hill “institution” is hailed by many locals as “surely the best chippy in town”; BYO.

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Brady’s SW18


The burghers of Battersea are very excited about their favourite chippy, which has been “very much improved” by its move to new riverside premises, where the fish ’n’ chips are “superb”; “there are still queues, but now there’s a smart bar to wait in!”.

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Golden Hind W1


“A winner on every visit”; this “welcoming” Marylebone chippy is “brilliant at what it does” – “BYO, and enjoy!”

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Bonnie Gull W1


Try the original before its sibling opens in Exmouth Market next week (22 April). “Small but perfectly formed” – this “hip” but “friendly” Fitzrovia fish specialist (on the site of Back to Basics, RIP) has made itself an instant hit.”

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The Fish & Chip Shop N1


“A new stand-out in an area spoilt for choice!”; this “lovely” newcomer – run by the ex-supremo of the Caprice group – is “everything you want from a fish ’n’ chip shop”, and its “brilliant” food includes some “nostalgic” puds.

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Kerbisher & Malt (group)


“Spankingly fresh, traditional fish ’n’ chips” (plus “homemade sauces”) have made quite a hit of these Shepherd’s Bush and (now) Richmond and Ealing chippies; the décor, though, strikes critics as on the “chilly” side.” Now with a brand new menu.

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Nautilus NW6


“Yes, it is decked out in Formica”, and “rather drab” too, but this West Hampstead chippy is “consistently superb” – “I first went 31 years ago, and it’s still as good as ever!”

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Golden Union Fish Bar W1


“A fish and chip shop, not a gastro-chippy” – the look may be contemporary, but this pleasant Soho restaurant simply ‘does what it says on the can’.

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Fryer’s Delight WC1


This “greasy-spoon-type” Bloomsbury chippy may be “scrappy-looking”, but it certainly inspires loyalty – “I have a visitor from NYC, in his 70s, who always insists we go: it’s his corner of England, serving fish ’n’ chips as he remembers it from 50 years ago!”; BYO.

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Fish Club (group)


“Fish ’n’ chips as they should be”, served battered or grilled – plus oysters, fish pie, sweet potato wedges and so on – win all-round praise for these “upmarket” south London chippies.” Locations in Clapham and Wandsworth.

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