11 traditional pubs for the best fish and chips in London
Fish and chips are a London icon – just like pie and mash and Sunday roasts – and the best fish and chips in London are prepared by passionate chefs and served in traditional pub settings, alongside a pint of British cask ale.
But where can you get London’s best fish and chips?
For fresh fish cooked to perfection with a generous serving of chips (not overcooked or dripping in grease), check our list of 11 of the best places to get delicious fish and chips in London – freshly prepared by real chefs, in a traditional pub setting with award-winning beer – a proper British culinary experience.
Where to get the best fish & chips in London
Here are 11 of our favourite places for traditional fish and chips…
The Artillery Arms, Old Street
A proper traditional corner pub, The Artillery Arms is located on Bunhill Row, midway between Old Street and Moorgate underground stations. Serving all your favourite pub classics, with fish and chips complete with mushy peas at the heart of the menu, it’s a great place for a meal and a pint of perfectly conditioned cask ale.
The Victoria, Paddington
Twice pub of the year and widely recognised as one of the best pubs near Paddington, The Victoria is the perfect London pub to enjoy freshly cooked fish and chips. Steeped in history, the 180-year-old pub offers a wonderfully friendly atmosphere, and serves some of the best beer and home-cooked pub food around.
The Red Lion, Mayfair
Serving Mayfair for more than 200 years, The Red Lion has earned a reputation for delicious pub food and great beer. Traditional and timeless, its position near Regent Street makes it a popular place to grab a plate of the area’s best fish and chips and a pint after a day of shopping.
The Jack Horner, Holborn
On London’s Tottenham Court Road sits The Jack Horner, a busy traditional pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere. As an award-winning Ale & Pie house, British pies and cask ale are a speciality there, but they also make exceptionally good fish and chips.
Butcher's Hook & Cleaver, Barbican
Located right next door to the famous Smithfield Market in London, The Butcher’s Hook and Cleaver is a beautiful, traditional pub serving up delicious innovative pies and a wide range of stunning beers. Showcasing the best of British pub food, it’s a stunning spot for a bite of fish and chips and cask ale.
The Hereford Arms, South Kensington
The Hereford Arms is a traditional pub in Kensington with a menu packed with classic British pub food. Everything is freshly cooked to order using locally sourced produce wherever possible, so expect fresh fish deep-fried to perfection. The pub’s range of beers is also extensive, meaning there’s a perfectly paired pint to go with your meal for a proper British experience.
The Counting House, Bank
The Counting House is a traditional pub and hotel in a Grade II listed building that oozes 19th Century decadence. The perfect place to eat, drink & stay in the City of London, the opulent pub celebrates tradition on its menus too – with classic British food and cask ale at the heart of the offer, including the best beer battered fish and chips in Bank.
The Red Lion, Westminster
Situated in London's political heart, Westminster, The Red Lion is probably the best pub in the city for lovers of political history. The dining room captures the grandeur of a Victorian Gin Palace, and fish and chips are one of the pub’s many specialities.
The Antelope, Belgravia
The Antelope is a beautiful, traditional pub in Belgravia, with plenty of character and a history dating back to the 17th century. The pub has earned a reputation for its delicious pub food (including fish and chips), crafted from the finest and freshest ingredients and served in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
The Jugged Hare, Victoria
The Jugged Hare is a beautiful old bank that has been converted into a traditional Ale & Pie house with high ceilings and chandeliers. The menu is beautifully simple – using the best, freshest ingredients to create classic, tried and tested pub favourites, and the tasty traditional fish and chips are no exception.
The Mawson's Arms, Chiswick
A lovely traditional pub in Chiswick, The Mawson Arms stands proudly next to Fuller's Brewery. As you might expect, the beer there is always in exceptional condition, and the hearty pub food and brewery tours make it a must-visit – specially to try its Frontier beer-battered fish and chips.
Enjoy London’s best fish and chips
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