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Fryer's Delight

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Holborn 19 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SL, England
+44 20 7405 4114
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it doesn't look much from the outside, but inside it's clean and very much 1960's style - and this is a good thing as far as I'm concerned - it makes a welcome change from the industrial chic prevalent these days. So I had a sit in fish chips and mushy peas with a mug of tea. Each one of... More 

Thank Gary D
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

where we stay in hotel we asked to reception staff for local and english cousine they recommend this old fish and chips shop they said its been here long time.it was first my time i tried fish this style it was diffrent .most of the our group member didnt like it in turkey we got usrd to fry fish without... More 

Thank yasge
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We've been going to this local chippie for the past ten years. Frankly it's pretty shabby and I wouldn't 'eat in' by choice. The cod isn't anything special either. However, the chips have always been great, and a large takeaway bag costs only £2: excellent value, especially by London standards,

Thank megan614
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

used to work in the area and used to eat here regularly. Very disappointed with sausage in batter and chips last night! Chips were fine but the batter on the sausages was chewy and almost inedible. It;s good that it has an eat in facility but the fixed seats at the tables are a tight squeeze for anyone who s... More 

Thank zactudor
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Much needed food after spending day at hospital with our son. Great service, piping hot freshly cooked fish and chips. I had haddock and my husband had cod with two cups of tea £17.10p. So good we are going back.

Thank debsk9
Camden , London
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

the warning signs were there no customers, tumble weed and shifty moves by the fryer hiding the fact that he's was blending old chips with new takeaway portions which upon opening were sweaty and an aroma of old oil £6 on chips that the bin would have returned had it the mechanism lesson learned we'll not return not hard to... More 

Thank lady55
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The atmosphere has remained unchanged for many years. Small & unpretentious, the service is good in a straight-forward & friendly way. The food is very tasty, a distinctive chip flavour from beef dripping - & invariably a wide selection of fish. Good choice of extras & good coffee ! The decor is not retro, it's real !

Thank oliver724
Montpellier, France
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

As a Northerner, I have high expectations for fish and chips: the chips should be piping hot, and mainly soft, with crispy edges and ends, and the fish should be firm, very white and a proper size, never mealy. Also, chips shops should never be combined with any other sort of takeaway. The Fryer's Delight conforms to all these criteria,... More 

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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Thought I'd pop in for saveloy and chip's whilst in Holborn but wished I hadn't. The chips were nice and crunchy but had a strange after taste. Think it was the oil that they were cooked in but it wasn't pleasant and I threw about half of them away. The saveloy was ok but again not great . Unlikely I'll... More 

Thank jeremy p
Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is not a place with a theme or trying to appeal to tourists. Local people eat here. And, since it's small and doesn't have that many tables you'll meet them. I sat with an actor from the North of England who believed that Fryer's Delight was the only London chippie that was as good as the ones he grew... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18
Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holborn 19 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 4114

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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