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#2,050 of 17,484 Restaurants in London
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The best fish and chips in London, Established in 1871, Rock & Sole Plaice is popular with locals and tourists all day long. Our locally sourced, sustainable, British fish has been described as the best in London and is still prepared using our 145 years old traditional recipe. We have 2 floors of cosy seating inside plus an Al Fresco dining area perfect for those warm summer nights in the heart of Covent Garden. The best fish and chips London.
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Fast food, British
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew that there were so many different fried fish types? This place has them all! A great little restaurant with all of the charm (and recipes) for success! Indoor and outdoor seating is a plus…. 5 stars!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, delicious cod, yummy chips, and good beer selection! Great location with inside and outside seating areas.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 7 April 2022

WE walked past this restaurant by chance and are so glad we found it! Tiny place although with seating outside, great range of dishes and wonderfully fresh fish. We both had lemon sole which was a first for me in terms of fish and chips,...and it was delicious. Great chips too, decent glass of wine and all very reasonably priced for this quality of food in central London. WE will be returning. And it felt so nice being somewhere so close to Covent Garden but away from the crowds. Very glad this place survived the last 2 years.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

The best fish n chip restaurant in London . I had a beautiful piece of middle of Skate it was huge , lovely light batter , nice chips, onion rings . Out of this world and worth every penny. Ali our waiter was very friendly...and helpful .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Very fresh and crispy fish. Nice chips and even the normal size servings are big. We opted for seating inside and the service was fast and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Maybe previously it was a good place. But now it provides tasteless Haddock and Chips. Haddock was definetly out of the deep freeze even though it says Daily Fresh Fish at the entrance. I dont know how they manager but even the chips were tasteless....19 Pounds wth a Diet Çoke. Never again.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022

Covid hit so I ended up a wingman down and in London on my own.. where am I going to eat? To be honest I didn’t need an excuse to pop back here. I went for chips and gravy and what a good shout that...was! The chips are proper cut , the staff are just fabulous so welcoming and gravy was top notch. Served me well for a night alone in London and only cost me a fiver , what’s not to love!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 10 January 2022 via mobile

Great food, great service, reasonable prices for a central London location. You should try their scallops, simply delicious!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022

Took my family for a mid afternoon fish and chips. The fish was under cooked and tasteless- so bad that it necessitated a cornucopia of condiments to make it bearable. Having previously enjoyed exceptionally tasty fish, this was a profound disappointment. The batter was soggy...and quickly separated from the fish - a bad sign. Both Cod and Haddock were equally bland to the palate. At circa 18 pounds a head ( including mushy peas and curry sauce) it was poor value. When you eat Fish and Chips you do not expect the star of the show to be the condimentsMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022 via mobile

Having had good experiences in the past at Rock and Sole Plaice, we were left feeling pretty disappointed and a bit concerned that our cod was undercooked (to the point that we had to re-cook more in the oven at home). The batter looked lovely...and golden but the inside was borderline raw and it’s put us off coming back (we’re local and have ordered from here a number of times). We did notice potentially new staff members and perhaps this is affecting the quality of the fish being cooked. The owner has always been really friendly and welcoming and we’re hoping it was a one off. The restaurant should review the quality of food being served for takeaway, I’m not sure if the same can be said for dining in meals and service.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Muhammad I
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Response from Shuile123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, halal.
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18 June 2018|
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Response from Edward2O19 | Property representative |
We don`t add any beer to our batter. Sorry for the late replay.
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Sojoey
18 May 2017|
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Response from Edward2O19 | Property representative |
Dear All, We fry in groundnut oil and yes, beef sausages and chicken nuggets are fried in the same oil as the fish. Kind regards
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock & Sole Plaice

Yes, Rock & Sole Plaice offers takeaway services.

Rock & Sole Plaice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5