After checking out the Tower of London, my partner and I popped in here for a quick lunch. I decided to get my first taste of Fish & Chips - lucky for me they had a lunch special of Fish & Chips and a pint for 7 Quid! The fish was good and the chips were so / so. The pint was awesome, but really aren't all pints awesome?! My partner got a bacon cheeseburger with chips and a spot of tea. The bacon on the burger looked great, and I don't even eat pork! The service was okay - they were super busy, though so I can excuse the fact that our waitress didn't return for what seemed like an eternity... All in all a great little place to grab a bite before going to see the Tower!
Came here with my husband for a bite to eat before checking out the Tower of London. The diner's located in a veritable tourist trap, surrounded by shops peddling royal wedding memorabilia, postcards featuring Princess Diana and the Queen, sweatshirts, plates, and the like. It reminded me of a similar complex in Cannery Row which sells Monterey items.
My husband ordered the fish and chips, and I ordered a tomato and cheese sandwich with fries. Our waiter was friendly, our food was delivered promptly, and we felt very comfy. The food was fine--nothing spectacular--but it definitely held us over for our visit to the Tower of London.
Great service, fish and chips were okay. To be frank, I'm not a fish person unless it's sushi. The fact I even finished 1/2 the fish was surprising. I was expecting the fish to be like filet o fish from Mcdonalds, with breaded crumbs and all but nope. It was actually fully fried! It was pretty greasy though. The small salad it came with was a nice compliment to the oily entree. I want to say this place is a tourist trap since it's right by Tower hill but that's alright with me. The food wasn't bad at least.
Wasn't sure how it would be so I got the fried chicken to play it safe. It was pretty good.
Recipe for a Hungry Tourist: English fare adventure! (Fish & Chips)
1 - Hungry Tourist eager to sample traditional English fare
1 - American friend residing in England serving as tour guide
1 generous helping- Ambience. A dollop - Price
3 heaping tablespoons- Food Quality & Flavor. 1/2 cup-Accessibility
2 ounces (minced) - Customer Service
Take 1 hungry tourist and 1 American friend residing in England and set off on a culinary and cultural adventure in a London melting-pot.
Combine a generous helping of hunger and curiosity.
Pour a 1/2 cup of accessibility to nearby sights such as the Tower of London, literally a stone's throw away. (Note: The other half portion of accessibility not added due to lack of wheelchair ramp and restaurant is at bottom of flight of stairs. Apparently, this is common in European countries.)
Add 2 ounces of customer service sprinkled sparingly during busy lunch hour. Once seated comfortably, preferably in one of their cozy sofa "booths" stir in a heaping tablespoon of patience as service is as slow as the flow of molasses on a cold London day.
Place order for the fish and chips house special which includes a pint of Lager! Toss in a dollop for price of food. Cost of anything in England is generally a "dollop!" But, ordering this house special will help reduce this amount to 1/2 a dollop.
Take an order of fish and chips, drizzle malted vinegar and house tartar sauce and add 3 heaping tablespoons of food quality and flavor! Toss back lager and pepper in a wide smile.
Knead in a generous helping of ambience and sprinkle evenly with laughs and reminiscing between 2 long-time friends, stirring occasionally.
Best when served warm... Cheers!
(Note: I would have given them 3 and 1/2 stars if "Yelp" had "1/2" star capability. Also, this page says they accept credit cards. Not so... When we went, the server was kind enough to inform us that they accept "cash only". That was helpful. Glad we did have cash on hand. It would've been embarrassing otherwise.)
Went here for lunch with a friend on a Monday afternoon while visiting the Tower of London. Got a three cheese omelette and fries (or chips, rather....they'll always be fries to me!) and some yummy hot chocolate. Service was decent and the wait for a seat was not long either.
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