Food and drink
There’s a reasonable choice for people who don’t want traditional fish and chips – I sometimes have a plate of mixed chargrilled fish with salad and chilli sauce confident in the knowledge that my husband will let me have half his battered haddock. Portions are generous, and the cooking’s flexible: opt for fish fried in matzo meal if you prefer, or swap the chips for new potatoes, baked potato or mash. You can confidently skip the dreary desserts but might want to try classic English starters such as devilled whitebait, jellied eels or smoked salmon. The international wine list is brief but well-chosen; there are draught beers too (John Smith’s bitter, Murphy’s Irish stout, Kronenbourg lager).
Comfortably functional, and spotlessly clean.
Friendly but slow at times.
One of the few good places in the area between Lords Cricket Ground, Regents Park and the Edgware Road.
Good fresh fish is never cheap in London; expect to pay £14.50-£16.50 for fish and chips, and up to £29.50 for prime grilled fish such as dover sole.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- No fuss