Excellent fish and chips. Coworker was dead set on coming here as it has been highly recommended to him by a friend. I'm glad that we braved walk in the rain for this place - it was completely worth it (thank you, tube strike 2014).
When the food came, it was a pleasant surprise. First of all - it smelled good. Radiant, really. Makes you want to eat it before eating it kind of maddening scent. Crunchy and flaky on the outside but moist on the inside when you bite into it. How is this possible? I don't know... magic, probably.
I found Seafresh through a top 10 fish & chips list for London. It was my first experience with fish & chips in London! And it was okay. When asked what we should order, the server said the cod is the most popular, and the haddock is also good if we want a "different taste." Well, I feel like the cod is popular because it's a standard... but it was a mistake to order it. Go for the haddock! It's a lot better.
Got the fish and chips, dessert, and tea special, and that was it. My first fish & chips experience. It was everything I expected: fish fried just right, but average taste.
Remember the haddoockkkkk.
This review is for takeout. The fish was pretty good, light batter and fluffy, but for takeout I'm pretty sure they put it directly from the fryer into butcher paper - it was so oily and got a little soggy on the 10 minute walk home. Favorite was the cod, followed by the haddock. Wouldn't get skate again. Chips were just ok, would skip them next time (HUGE portions).
We got the cod fish and chips and the fish soup.
The cod was extra fluffy and the batter was nice and crispy and light. I liked it... but the sauce it came with really didn't have much flavor. I think the chips could have been a bit more crispy, but I guess that's a bit hard when you have thick cut ones.
The soup had a very interesting flavor. Not bad... just a flavor we've never had before. We were all able to drink it but were a bit confused on what we were drinking.
My dad liked the fact that they had draft beer.
Had to get me some authentic fish and chips, and thankfully Cheap Eats promised us some very close to our B&B.
I had a nice hunk of cod and a Carlsberg lager on tap. The breading was so light and airy -- must have been fried REALLY hot in some extra clean oil. It was great!
Martin had the Rockfish, and his was huge. He did manage to eat it all. He said the quality was quite good, and those fryers knew what they were doing.
Some of the best fish and chips I've ever had. Absolutely delicious. My grandparents somehow wound up at Seafresh on one of their many trips to London, so when I was there with parents and brother, we decided we had to try it for ourselves.
Everything my grandparents had said was true-- it was totally wonderful. After a semester of eating chips from newspaper cones and settling for any greasy slab of indeterminate seafood, this was a real treat. Pick your fish, have a nice pint, and then stuff yourself to satisfaction. Very highly recommended.
Pimlico chippy, Seafresh Seafresh?!
After reading the reviews, I was expecting better, yes.
You can get the nitty gritty deets from the other Yelp crew.
But let me just tell you what I thought of the service and food.
Very pleasant staff, cordial and nice
I was greeted straight away, no 'tude no krazee eyes
Had so much hope for the place, thought it would be fly
But I felt like my trip was a waste of time.
Looked at the menu and ordered the number one
Cod and chips with bread and a drink of choice, done and done.
Looked at the eat in prices and nearly tripped
my wallet imploded, bank account exploded and I did a backflip
I was starving, but took it to go
Began dining immediately when I reached home
But sadly nothing could save this grand fish dish
It could not be resuscitated, limp, lifeless, tasteless
and boy, oh boy
i hate to say it, but felt like I was chewing on a rubber toy.
and in it, I found three bones!
Terrified, I screamed like that kid in the scene of Home Alone
My bread was okay, it was pre-buttered
For which I am grateful, I'm no diet nutter
The fries tasted processed instead of fresh cut
To save them, a hearty dumping of ketchup.
I know I'm outta line.
But the best part of my meal was the Heinz.
Good solid fish and chips here - but to be honest in my experience I think fish and chips are hard to get wrong or I've just been lucky and never been to a bad chippie.
Wish it wasn't quite so pricey though - but I guess the location's partly to blame.
Wonderful fish and chips that are wayyyyyyyy over priced: a medium haddock with chips will run you 7.5 pds! Get the combo meal, it is plenty big for a meal and a solid value at 5 pds, with soft drink.
Ketchup, tartar sauce etc will run you between 20 and 60 pence per pouch, which is insane. Also, be sure to check your order, because the counter woman has a tendency to "forget" to ad extras in. She will greet you with an Asian accented "You here for some fish, big boy?" that is worth a quid on its own.
Ive only visited the a la carte side, the sit down looks to be a proper rip off.
Tempura style fish and chips. Hot hot hot. Flaky and delicious. Best to eat in the restaurant. Absolutely the best fish and chips in London.
Essentially a traditional fish and chips with take-out and restaurant...but also does 'proper' fish grilled at fancy plaice prices. My haddock managed to be both dry and watery at the same time - will stick with the battered stuff next time, if at all...
We chose to sit in the dining room for dinner. I don't know if the waitstaff plain forgot about us, or if we were just in a bad position, but it was tough to get someone's attention.
But the food was delicious! I have not had better fried fish in my life. The batter was crisp, the fish (cod) was very soft and delicate, and the fries were excellent...even doused with malt vinegar.
If I had to do it again, I would eat at Seafresh for sure, I would just plan on doing the takeout for half the price (10.95 for cod sitdown, 4.95 takeout!!!)
Excellent fish and chips. I got cod, and it was perfectly cooked. The fish was flaky, the batter was not too thick and cooked just right. Tartar sauce was good. For a starter, I got prawns in fillo dough, which wasn't quite what I expected: it was more of a Chinese food style batter than fillo dough. They were delicious as well. The staff was very polite and pleasant. The place has the ambience of an nice, but not upscale, chippy. I could peek into the kitchen and see a pretty chef, in chef clothing. That's a plus.
I was really impressed with this place. The fish and chips were perfectly cooked and reasonably priced. I also liked the somewhat unusual lunch deal they had: fish and chips accompanied by a cup of tea and then followed by ice cream. The staff were friendly and quick to serve. I'd definitely go back.
Definitely not the cheapest fish and chips I've had, but certainly one of the most delicious I've tried, at least in Pimlico. I guess it makes sense when you see the place; it has a relatively nice decoration, trying to be minimalist, yet not quite, but hey who cares about decor when you are up for fish and chips. It's clean; it's fresh, and quite yummy.
Seafresh was the first place my wife and ate on our trip to London since it was so close to our hotel. Everything was wonderful and it was exactly what we were expecting from a real British fish and chips restaurant. Friendly service, good fish, and a very fair price. Put those together and you have two very happy Americans.
The first thing I wanted to try when I got to the UK was fish and chips! I was so excited to see Yelp in London and even more so when I found this fish & chips place right around the corner of my hotel! The place looks very cute - there's a sit-down restaurant side and a fast-food counter where you can get some grub to go. We had to drag our luggage with us since our hotel was charging an arm and a leg to hold our bags for us and the hostess was nice enough to allow us to bring it to the restaurant. We had the lunch special - fish and chips (along with a side of green peas and white untoasted bread) with tea and dessert. It was . . . just okay. The fish was fried nicely and not too oily - I dunno what I was expecting out of it, but it tasted like something I could get in the States. Nothing out of this world. Blimey!
My first official fish and chips mission in London. They have a takeout window on the left, and a restaurant on the right. It was ok -- the fish was decent, the chips (fries where I'm from) were good. Beer situation wasn't ideal (guinness in bottles, sigh), but would eat there again in a pinch.
Maybe the best fish & chips in London. A light tempura batter on fresh, flaky cod or haddock or salmon. Takeout is great, but it's best when it comes right out of the fryer.
I had their Fisherman's Pie. I thought it was pretty good. The very bottom is fish with some peas, carrot, and what seems like some crab meat as well topped off/crusted with what seems like some kind of mashed potatoes with cheese on top. It wasn't heavy and leaves a desire for more but it may be that it is the first time that I have had this. I saw some guy having some Fish and Chips and the size of the fish is actually very big so cost to value I think is quite good as well.
Very good fish & chips
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