What’s more British than a portion of fish & chips from your local chippy? With many places using beer battered fish and cooking halal products alongside non-halal products, it can be difficult to find one of London’s most iconic dishes. We’ve uncovered some halal-friendly options in the capital (all are fully halal unless otherwise stated).
Poppies Fish & Chips
Founded by Pat ‘Pop’ Newland whose career in the fish and chips business started in 1952, it’s no surprise that Poppies Fish & Chips is rated as one of the best and most authentic in London. They use groundnut oil to cook their fish which can be fried separately on request (meat served is not halal). All the seafood at Poppies is sustainable and comes directly from Billingsgate. The fake newspaper in which the fish and chips are served is a nice touch to the dish which is priced at £13.90.
Located in Queens Park and Bayswater, the fish at Mr Fish is traditionally cooked in batter and fried in rapeseed oil though they can be fried in matzo meal or breadcrumbs as an alternative. All main courses are served with either chips, new potatoes, mashed potatoes or a mixed salad. At lunchtimes you can get a small cod, chips and mushy peas with a drink (pot of tea, cup of coffee or a dispensed soft drink) for £7.95.
The fish at The Sea Shell Of Lisson Grove is lightly coated in batter then fried in pure Groundnut oil. Alternatively, all fish can be fried in Matzo or Panko crumbed which adds an extra crunch. All main courses and house dishes are served with either chips, new potatoes, baked jacket potato, mash or a side salad. Chips are bottomless when ordered with the main course. A portion of fish and chips starts at £15.95 (for the cod – prices vary depending on the type of fish).
Bailey’s Fish and Chips
Located in Fulham, Bailey’s serves halal fish and chips as well as halal sausages which are cooked separately to their non-halal items. A portion of fish and chips is around £7.
Opening Times: 12.00pm – 10.30pm Sunday to Thursday and 12.00 – 11.00pm Friday and Saturday