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Fish Central

#393 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
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149-151 Central St, London EC1V 8AP, England
+44 20 7253 0229
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here about half a dozen times now and it's always been superb. I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to fish and chips and in my view there are few, if any, that are consistently this good in and around London. It's reasonably priced and the service is also very good. Try it, you... More 

Thank patglynn
London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had fish soup and hake with chips. Food was fresh and tasty. They offer few specials of the day and the menu is a long list so is not easy to choose your meal. I definitely recommend this place for lunch. They make you to feel welcome from the first minute. Specially with the small starter on the house.

Thank Tlmo84
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to have fish and chips, I chose fish and chips, and the food was really fresh and clean, but, to me at least, fish should be served with loads of lemon aside, some spices, my feeling was that the fish was thrown in a frying pot straight away, without marination or any additional touches, that made... More 

Thank Lama A
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table and were told we had to wait . People were queuing out the door so you could not even wait and have a drink at the bar. They had also ran out of certain fish . Left and went to another restaurant . Will not be going back . Go to Kennedys instead you are treated better.

Thank JonathanHenley
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group from work and had a great value, tasty meal. I went with options from the specials menu (king prawns in garlic to start, lobster spaghetti as a main) and it was delicious and very reasonably priced. If anything, the spaghetti was too big as I couldn't finish it all. Staff were friendly without being intrusive. The... More 

Thank Sarah F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turned up here mid week - a mixed crowd that clearly including a lot of locals - many of them obviously regulars so a good start. We tried native oysters, Dover sole (two of us) and one Lemon sole - all cooked right on the turn - perfect. The wine list is very reasonable and the service really good without... More 

Thank peter h
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Fish central with my GF as she was working on this street and we wanted to go somewhere close by. Loving fish and sea food this place instantly draw our attention. The decor is very simple the patrons seem a mix of business and local. We choose to have the special that was extremely tasty and reasonably price... More 

Thank jeankris972
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superbly friendly restaurant for those of us that love fish! Our party of five had selection of great dishes: succulent scallops and excellent native oysters. Mains including Dover sole, swordfish and amazing hake. Lemon tart certainly revived the parts others could not teach and amaretto brûlée also tasty. 5 x 3 courses and drinks and wine 180 so good vfm... More 

Thank Mile-Enders
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were so lucky to find this restaurant. Dining here once before a month ago we returned for 3 evenings in a row! The staff and their service is very friendly. The kitchen is doing an extraordinary job! Every meal is cooked with a perfect timing, always juicy, never dry. As a starter we had oysters at all occasions, very... More 

Thank Bernhard K
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I love Fish Central - The fish is always really fresh and there's a wonderful Specials board with with whatever's best at the fish market that day, so you can go for traditional (excellent!) fish & chips, or try something you've never tried before. It's one of my favourite restaurants in the Barbican/Old Street area, and I really should go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149-151 Central St, London EC1V 8AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 0229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?