The Golden Hind. You'll land some of the best fish-and-chips in London at this great British "chippy" in a retro 1914 art deco café off Marylebone High Street. Gaggles of tourists and hungry Marylebone village locals and workers alike hunker down for the homemade cod fishcakes, skate wings, feta cheese fritters, and breaded scampi tails at simple darkwood tables, but it's the neatly prepared and decidely non-greasy deep-fried or steamed cod, plaice, and haddock
from Grimsby (£6–£7.80), the classic hand-cut Maris Piper chips, and the traditional mushy peas that are the big draw. It's BYO (£1 corkage) and take away, but note it's only open for lunch on weekdays and dinner every day but Sunday. 73 Marylebone La., Marylebone, London, W1U 2PN. 020/7486–3644. Reservations not accepted. No lunch Sat. Closed Sun. Tube: Bond St.
73 Marylebone La., London, W1U 2PN, England