Fishy Business, Harefield Road

The Evening Standard raves about this takeaway fish and chip place and not just because it was the only eaterie they could find on the internet, no sir.

But what do you think? All we know is that it isn't open at 8pm on a Sunday night when we have been travelling all day and have no food in the house and are desparate for something to fill a hole.

19 comments:

Graeme said...

I was always led to believe that a decent fish 'n' chippy wouldn't open on a Sunday, because the main fish markets, i.e., Billingsgate are apparently shut - hence no FRESH supplies. Then again, I wouldn't be too bothered if it's frozen when I'm feeling too lazy to cook, or if there's nothing in the fridge.

Not yet tried Fishy Business, but typing this has made me hungry...

JPM said...

I can actually vouch for Fishy Business having tried it over the past four years.

And I can say without hesitation that it's one of the best in London.

The fish and chips are brilliant. (Even on a Sunday.)

Anonymous said...

"You've got to search for a Hero inside yourself"

Kate said...

Quite good, a bit greasy though. I prefer the one on Malpas/Endwell Road, just off Brockley Cross. Good mushy peas.

Headhunter said...

Why is this anonymous troll posting song lyrics all over?

Anonymous said...

"smile like you mean it.."

Bea said...

Great fish and chips at reasonable prices but the queue is usually long. Mega portions too - one is probably enough for two people.

ElijahBailey said...

Nah nowhere near as good as the Turkish run one just off the cross. Bloke who runs it is friendly to.

Tom said...

The other f'n'c shop is called Tony's Plaice, which is such a bad pun I'm hardly surprised people won't name it!

Can definitely attest to the friendliness of the guy that runs it. He's a diamond and his food ain't bad either.

Tamsin said...

I thought fish and chips couldn't open on a Sunday because of some arane licensing law - at the time the only form of take-away in the UK were fish and chip outlets and so they were described as such in the legislation. Then gradually all sorts of other types - kebab shops etc. opened up and could trade seven days a week but the poor chippies could not get a look in on the Sunday trade.

Or maybe that's an urban myth.

Tamsin said...

Sorry - should check before posting.

arcane not arane!

Hyps said...

Never tried Tony's Place - is that the newish one. Anyways, Fishy Business is lovely........that's why there's always a queue!

veggiegirl said...

It's certainly popular with the police, they're often in there around 5 or 6 in the evening (for the food I presume!).

I've tried it a few times & have no complaints - chips hot and fresh, and I echo the comment about huge portions. No idea about the fish 'cos I'm a veggie.

Anonymous said...

Fishby business is very good and huge portions. As said above, 1 portion probably enough for 2 making it also good value and worth the queue!

James said...

Great fish and chips - the fish is extrememly fresh (not frozen and thawed) and the batter light and non-greasy. The chips usually have a nice bite and are soft and fluffy on the inside.

I can see why they have been discovered - I have taken vistors from Japan, who know a bit about fresh fish, who also love it.

BTW you queue because it's that good.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Chippy, the portions are massive and the fish and chips are the best I've tasted. The reason you have to wait is they batter and cook the fish to order. The trick is to get their phone number and call ahead by 10/15mins and it'll be ready for when you arrive.

abdou said...

Delicious batter. Epic portions. But no gravy. 9/10

Anonymous said...

Best chips in London. Need to quicken up in busy times - anticipate and deal with the rush.

The small portion of chips is enough for even the hungriest of people, I think the 'medium' and 'large' are on display just to enhance the effect.

Lovely Saveloys.

terrencetrentderby said...

I would add this is still the nicest chippy in the area. Unpretentious and very tasty.

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