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Golden Union Fish Bar

#365 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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38 Poland Street, London W1F 7LY, England
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have never been disappointed with the quality of the fish or chips, good sized fish, plenty of chips and a pickled onion, have not found a better chippe in London.

Thank Stephen Roy T
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for a good "local" spot for fish and chips and was recommended to this place. It did not disappoint! Portions were great and the cod was cooked perfect and the batter was light and crispy!

Thank pittmv
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent portions of a variety of fish, cod, haddock and sustainable varieties. Love the tartare sauce (order one portion to share). Friendly service for a sit-down meal. (Not a late-night place for after-pub munching though.)

Thank Quantumlondon1
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food friendly staff and amazing food. Hard enough to find if you don't know London but Google maps help a lot.

Thank Kelly S
Dusseldorf, Germany
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant with fish and chips as it should be. Large portions, the small fish provides you with plenty of food. Make sure you order extra tartar sauce!

Thank HenrikKBH
Helsingborg, Sweden
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very good fish and chips with reasonable price and the staff were friendly. We will go back to eat again!

Thank Nasamo
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boyfriend and I came here and noticed a line for the seated area. We decided to wait it out and I'm glad we did! In line you get to see them actually making the fish and check out some of their other selections (fried sausages! meat pies!). We ordered the large cod (they were out of haddock that day) and... More 

Thank Carole B
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me as a girl who loves good fish and chips and I wasn't disappointed. A quirky little restaurant tucked out of the way. The batter on the fishbites was beautiful, the fishcakes so full of flavour. The tartar sauce, mushy peas and curry sauce were delicious and the chips cooked to perfection. Will definitely visit... More 

Thank Claire G
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE place for fish & chips in London! Friendly staff, delicious meal, cute place. The batter is crispy & delicious, AMAZING tartar sauce- best ever actually! Don't miss it. We went twice but my kids asked to go every day;)

Thank SFree73
Culver City, California
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of out of the way little place. Incredibly fresh, golden crispy fish. The chips was meh, I prefer thin, crispy frites, not thick, chunky steak fries. The large cod was enough for at least two people! Also tried the haddock, didn't like it as much. For some reason, there's more moisture and just didn't taste as good as the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Poland Street, London W1F 7LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: 442074341933
This traditional fish and chip restaurant has received great reviews from the critics. locals and tourists alike. With afternoon offers and home made pies and sides, this restaurant is a must for anyone who lives or is visiting London. Set in the heart of Soho the restaurant is clean and viberant, with a post war 50s decor and a great set of staff providing the best service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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