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Fine dining fish and chips might well be the latest trend, but there’s nothing like eating it the way it should be: from one of the 10,500 fish and chip shops around Great Britain.
Last year, this archetypal of all British food celebrated its 150th birthday: here are five of the best in London.
TWO BROTHERS FISH RESTAURANT
297-303 Regent's Park Road
Tel. +44 (0)20 8343 1209, Website Two brothers
The busy turnover of clientele testifies to the popularity of this local chippy, with the chips and homemade tartar sauce of particular note. Jellied eel is available for the more adventurous.
THE GOLDEN HIND
73 Marylebone Lane
Tel. +44(0)20 7486 3644
Established in 1914 and still going strong, the cod served here is so large that it spills over the edges of your plate.
THE SEA SHELL OF LISSON GROVE
49-51 Lisson Grove
Tel. +44 (0)20 7224 9000, Website Sea shell of Lisson Grove
Alain Ducasse recently pronounced this the best chippy in London. Regents Park is just close enough for you to enjoy your take away fish and chips on a park bench.
19 Theobald's Road
Tel. +44 (0)20 7405 4114
This is the real traditional stuff: fat chips, chunky batter on the fish, and all fried in beef dripping. The taxi driver's first choice.
27-29 Fortune Green Road
Tel. + 44 (0)20 7435 2532
A favourite with locals and connoisseurs alike, the rock salmon is fantastically fresh, and the service motherly. There’s an option to have the fish coated with matzo.