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Golden Union Fish Bar

#377 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Soho
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38 Poland Street, London W1F 7LY, England
+44 20 7434 1933
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Read about it on a few blogs. Loved the place, still totally a great place to visit. My only thought were that the fish lacked in flavor a little. The chips were amazing, the mushy peas great, and the fish was still cooked perfectly. Also, it is a little hard to see from Oxford St at the moment, there is... More 

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Thank gokujou
Annecy, France
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most probably the Best in London.The "Large Cod" with homemade mushy peas is outstanding. Special thanks to our lovely waitress "Dana"

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Thank Dietmoroz
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is rated as good price and quality restaurant (rated - £). They specilise in Fish & Chips, it was good quality, size (i chose small portion instead of big - it was bigger portion, than i expected), nice service. I decided to eat inside than i saw Fish&Chips 7£ for small portion. I had bad experience because i... More 

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Thank Sarunas N
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For years and I mean years I always had my in Berwick St just round the corner but that chip shop closed down so this one is only a 2 minute walk from there this one is just as good and is really a hidden gem as most guys walk straight along Oxford Street and omelette miss the place. Lovely... More 

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Thank Terry G
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conveniently located off Oxford Street, just behind Marks and Spencer. It is a bustling shop offering both takeaways and dining in options. The service was fast and service staff are attentive. The fish was fresh and we loved the home made tartar sauce.

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Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read multipul reviews about this place and I gotta say, this place exceeded my expectations snd then some! The fish here is simply out of this world, the portions are huge and very reasonably priced

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1 Thank Ron S
Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply the best fish and chips bar in London bar none. Amazing portions; triple fried chips; great value for the location. Could not recommend more highly.

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Calgary, Canada
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379 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two years ago, I made the trek to Golden Union Fish Bar only to find out that it was closed on Sundays. I was deflated. This time, I made sure to check the opening hours before venturing out. We arrived in the afternoon for a late lunch, ordering the cod and chips and mushy peas. The fish was very fresh... More 

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1 Thank JY_Globetrotter
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gold union proposes a wide range of fish&chips. The large portions are actually big so choose wisely. You can for example choose a large portions for two persons. The tartare sauce is very good. Prices are regular for the place.

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Thank Clio A
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here since it opened and the food and service is of a high standard. My favourite is the homemade chicken pie. At lunch time it gets very busy with queues for takeaway going out the door. Whenever my customers ask for traditional fish and chips I send them here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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: +44 20 7434 1933
Description
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Soho
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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