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#287 of 15,047 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to London for a day trip so we decided to return here for lunch as we hadn’t been to London for a while. Last time we had dinner, this time we had lunch. As before the food and service were exceptional so it...was well worth it. We walked there from Barbican station and found it much closer to the city than when we had previously walked from old street station. We had prawns and squid to start, then turbot with chips and peas. All the food was so fresh, tasty and piping hot. The chips were real traditional potato chips that are not served everywhere and there are not many fish places around so it was all really lovely. Thanks so much. We have got a bank holiday weekend to London planned later this year so we are looking forward to be able to visit more than once on that occasion.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had the halibut, it was superb, reasonably priced and good size portion. staff really friendly and helpful. well worth a visit to this rather out of the way location.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

We wanted a light late lunch after travelling down from York so decided to go fishy. Did some research and found Fish Central. Liked the menu , reasonably priced so booked. What a great find. We had all 3 of the special board starters -...smoked fish platter with beetroot and avocado, crab Mayo with toast and jellied eels. All very tasty. We then had a grilled fish each (plaice and rock salmon) with shared chips and peas. Again all good and red hot. Couple of nice house white wines - again very reasonable prices for London. Diego looked after us very well. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We found this place in order to try fish and chips. They have a kiosk just for fish and chips or you can also sit in the restaurant. We tried the restaurant. The menu has great seafood items. We tried the fish and chips. It...was great. As you here Borough market is also great to walk around.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Great service and excellent food. Best scallops i have ever had. Simple preparation and excellent sourcing of seafood adds up to an outstanding meal!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

The best fish restaurant in London.Staff were great,And the food was excellent, great atmosphere. 10/10

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

Visited with friends to celebrate a special birthday. It's my 2nd time here and the service and entertainment was second to none. I had smoked salmon to start with followed by plaice in Matzo meal, chips and garden peas.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

delicious food, complimentary fish cakes (also very tasty), and exceptional service! our waiter was very attentive and friendly. theres lots of fish variety so if you want to try a spin on your average fish and chips this is the spot to go. i’d love...to return and i recommend this spot to anyoneMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

Congratulations to George and all the staff at the most amazing fish restaurant. I was a regular here fir 8 years before moving to Cornwall. I went there on my first date with a beautiful lady that is now my wife of 14 years.this place...has great memories for me as a ex London cabbie. Ive just seen on t.v that you won a award George 👏 great news sending love to all your amazing staff from paul brenson ex cabbie and a die hard regularMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Firstly the service was perfect. Friendly, attentive, prompt and informative. Mumma Mia! Secondly the food was fresh, cooked well, generous portions and delicious. Thirdly the atmosphere was jovial, welcoming and clearly visited by the locals repeatedly as people were known by name. Don't let the...location put you off, this is a gem!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

I don’t write too many reviews but couldn’t not take this chance to recognize the fantastic service we received from this restaurant! They definitely enhanced what originally was already a good meal. Really appreciate the heart and soul clearly poured into their service and food....5/5More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Great fish and chips. Super value and great atmosphere. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

This is a perfect address for fish lovers. The building may be more café than high-end eatery, but the quality of the food is waaaay beyond most fish restaurants. Unconditionally recommend for its wide range, superb preparation, and jovial staff. Do try it!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

Early dinner, didn't wait to be seated. Started w/appetizer of grilled scallops. Cooked as I asked, delicious. Main entrees was grilled salmon. Salmon arrived cooked ro my specifications however no seasoning. I added lemon & salt to taste. Staff was very attentive, chef even came...to the table. Visiting from the States but would eat here again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Excellent seafood. Cooked to perfection. Lovely service and overall a great night! Will definitely return

Date of visit: July 2023
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Response from R2960OHjeffl | Reviewed this property |
There are usually a few tables and chairs outside for dining. Small dogs should be fine in the takeaway kitchen counter area, but I am unsure about within the restaurant itself.
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Response from AnnaleaMotts | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would reserve a table. Fri/sat are fish & chips nights and if there are no tables there is not much else very close by for you to go to.
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Yes, Fish Central offers takeaway services.

Fish Central is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4