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That one in muswell hill was a blinder, is that still there?

Was it really pricey? If so might have been the appropriately named Toffs. Cracking chips if you're a wealthy man. Too rich for my blood, and no curry sauce OR gravy option.

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There is a cracking little chippy in Notting Hill I used to frequent when I worked there. But yeah, decent chippies in London are massively outweighed by shit take away places that try and have the biggest menu ever and sell everything.

 

The best chippies are easily found in coastal towns. The sea air does something, seaside chips are a million times better than anything in the world.

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2/5 hygiene rating! What narrative went with that? I remember a grim Chinese buffet place in Basildon had 3/5, which was Normally Adequate. Fucking 'normally'?? Sod that.

Ahhh, Aroma. My wife lost a stone spending a week vomiting up what she had there once.

 

There is a cracking little chippy in Notting Hill I used to frequent when I worked there. But yeah, decent chippies in London are massively outweighed by shit take away places that try and have the biggest menu ever and sell everything.

 

The best chippies are easily found in coastal towns. The sea air does something, seaside chips are a million times better than anything in the world.

There is definitely something in this. The best I've ever had are on the coast, regardless of North or South. There's a weird translation going on this thread where Northerners (North of Watford of course) are saying "Southern chippies are shit! They don't do things I find in my local!" When a 'chippy' is a fish and chip shop. The other stuff they sell is for fussy children who are scared of food that doesn't come in pastry.

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That one in muswell hill was a blinder, is that still there?

Not having spent all that much time in Muswell Hill, I don't know. However, seeing the direction that place has gone, I would hazard a guess it's probably now a quinoa salad bar or something

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Good points Carbomb, come to think of it, Nick's Fish Bar in Mill Hill (no idea if it's still there) did really nice Southern Fried Chicken which I'd eat when I was younger.

Another part of London I haven't spent a lot of time in, but if that's a recco, I'll make sure to check it out. Most of the Jewish chippies I've been to are the Harrow & Wealdstone/Stanmore area.

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There is a cracking little chippy in Notting Hill I used to frequent when I worked there. But yeah, decent chippies in London are massively outweighed by shit take away places that try and have the biggest menu ever and sell everything.

 

The best chippies are easily found in coastal towns. The sea air does something, seaside chips are a million times better than anything in the world.

There is definitely something in this. The best I've ever had are on the coast, regardless of North or South. There's a weird translation going on this thread where Northerners (North of Watford of course) are saying "Southern chippies are shit! They don't do things I find in my local!" When a 'chippy' is a fish and chip shop. The other stuff they sell is for fussy children who are scared of food that doesn't come in pastry.

In my case, I said it mainly because of the quality of the fish and chips specifically. I can't think of a single London chippy I've been to where the chips haven't been anaemic, and only a few where the fish has been decent and the batter respectable. Funnily enough, there's a big hipster-style fish bar/restaurant just round the corner from my house that actually does a decent rock, and they're very generous with the portions (they should be for how much they bloody charge), but everything else is never really much to write home about.

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Good points Carbomb, come to think of it, Nick's Fish Bar in Mill Hill (no idea if it's still there) did really nice Southern Fried Chicken which I'd eat when I was younger.

Another part of London I haven't spent a lot of time in, but if that's a recco, I'll make sure to check it out. Most of the Jewish chippies I've been to are the Harrow & Wealdstone/Stanmore area.

 

 

The White House is ok, but closes at about 6pm - useless for a commuter like me.

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I can't think of a single London chippy I've been to where the chips haven't been anaemic, and only a few where the fish has been decent and the batter respectable. Funnily enough, there's a big hipster-style fish bar/restaurant just round the corner from my house that actually does a decent rock, and they're very generous with the portions (they should be for how much they bloody charge), but everything else is never really much to write home about.

London definitely. They don't have a clue. I refer back to my "by the coast" point.

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2/5 hygiene rating! What narrative went with that? I remember a grim Chinese buffet place in Basildon had 3/5, which was Normally Adequate. Fucking 'normally'?? Sod that.

Ahhh, Aroma. My wife lost a stone spending a week vomiting up what she had there once.

 

There is a cracking little chippy in Notting Hill I used to frequent when I worked there. But yeah, decent chippies in London are massively outweighed by shit take away places that try and have the biggest menu ever and sell everything.

 

The best chippies are easily found in coastal towns. The sea air does something, seaside chips are a million times better than anything in the world.

There is definitely something in this. The best I've ever had are on the coast, regardless of North or South. There's a weird translation going on this thread where Northerners (North of Watford of course) are saying "Southern chippies are shit! They don't do things I find in my local!" When a 'chippy' is a fish and chip shop. The other stuff they sell is for fussy children who are scared of food that doesn't come in pastry.

 

I didn't realise that my adopted home town of Basildon was known by so many. I know last year a new restraint at the Festival Leisure Park got 0/5 hygene and had been only open 3 months at that point! (Coast to Coast if I remember correctly).

 

Central London chippies are shit. Where I work at Edgware Road we have Mickey's which has a sign proclaiming it was seen on a Heston Blumenthal program. I imagine because they needed to film him at one in central London because its a terrible chippy.

Any seaside place generally has decent Fish and Chips (southend being my nearest, but some of my locals in Bas Vegas are pretty decent actually), however I have yet to find decent Fish and Chips in Brighton. All average :-/

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They do have a nice chippy in Bas though Nick, right near the bus station just outside the shopping centre, towards the market.

 

The Chinese was up near the bowling alley I think, in the town centre. Awful place.

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Anyone remember the all you can eat Mr Wu's chain??? Worst hygiene in a restaurant ever.

This reminds me of the old Chinese place I used to order from. I once went in and asked for Lemon Chicken among the order only to be told I couldn't have it as they had run out of Robinsons...they were making it with Lemon Cordial!!! Please tell me this isn't normal

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