Mayfair Chippy a high quality British fish & chip restaurant in central London – they serve other traditional dishes too such as Shepherds pie and Steak & Kidney pudding. This little restaurant boasts 1 AA Rosette, and it appears in the Michelin Guide 2016, and opens 7 days a week lunch and dinner.
We researched where to go before we found this place, close to the office and it allows my tastecard, my offer was two for one and I had to call to book to use my card.
A compact and cosy restaurant with a good use of space – quirky patterned tiled table tops, high stools, with a light and contemporary backdrop. It was already busy when we arrived, but we didn’t have to wait long until we got served – we sat by the entrance – I’m glad they had a wall between the entrance and the table because it wasn’t a pleasant evening in rainy London.
To drink we decided to have some craft beers which would go with our dishes – I chose the London Stout beer a strong mocha coffee taste, a velvety mouthfeel with an aftertaste of marmite I thought, this was too strong for Isabel and she opted for the Fuller’s London Pride, Chiswick, London – it was a lot lighter and tasted like a biscuity malt with a light and floral bitter aftertaste.
For my starter I ordered the Doreen’s black pudding fritters – Apple sauce & crackling salt – tasty with a crispy outer layer, I would have easily eaten more.
Isabel chose their Heritage beetroot salad – Yellisons Goats cheese, truffle honey, walnuts (she has a real obsession with beetroot!) the taste was a balance of sweet and sharp flavours, it worked well as a dish as it was rather refreshing if I do say so myself!
There were 2 prices beside the fish & chips options, one was the price for the fish only and the other was fish & chips. Isabel ordered the Plaice with chips and I chose their cod & chips. When the food arrived it was pipping hot – the fish was delicious, coated in a thin layer of batter, and the juice oozed out from the cod which broke away easily, the cod was tender and melted in my mouth. The chips were crispy, chunky and fluffy just- how they should be – delicious.
By the time we finished our mains we were stuffed, I had to ask for my chips to be packed away but Isabel was keen on having dessert – I said I’d eat dessert if we shared; which we did and ordered the Ice-creams & sorbets, 3 scoops; their choices were vanilla, strawberry and salted caramel. She chose 2 vanilla scoops and 1 strawberry scoop – deliciously creamy and a realistic strawberry flavour.
It came to £39.00 for 2 people with my tastecard discount. It wasn’t cheap but the service was on point and the food was superb, its a place you wouldn’t mind parting ways with your money. I recommend this chippy, the food is delicious and I strongly recommend booking as the restaurant is small and was busy when we arrived at 6.30pm on a Monday evening.
Mayfair Chippy opens from Monday to Friday 12pm to 10pm, Saturday to Sunday from 11am to 10pm.