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Is North Sea Fish in London the best place for fish and chips?

Is North Sea Fish in London the best place for fish and chips?

Jan 16th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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"North Sea Fish is a chain - and while the fish is OK - nothing to write home aobut [sic].

Isn't. Honest. It is a family owned, family run, single-location restaurant.
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Jan 16th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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I also like the Laughing Halibut. Fresh, not greasy and the staff is very friendly.
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Jan 18th, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Perhaps the North Sea chain flap was due to a mix upwith the Nord See, the fishy chain all over Germany?
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Jan 18th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Anyone confusing North Sea Fish with Nordsee has either never been to North Sea Fish or is lumbered with a tastebud bypass as spectacular as her insensitivity.

What in the logo, layout, equipment or menu of a Nordsee looks, smells or sounds remotely like North Sea Fish?

Has cod & chips ever, ever been on a menu at a Nordsee?
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Jan 18th, 2010, 07:58 AM
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North Sea
Nord See

See??
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Jan 18th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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So right PatrickLondon!....."Gah. Fish and chips has never been the same since they stopped serving it in interesting bits of the Sunday papers ("Priest Elopes with Mother Superior - see p.10 " and the like)."

If the fish is not that good , you still get entertained....And of course for the menfolk ..there's nothing like a greasy page 3 girl to feast your eyes on.
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Jan 18th, 2010, 09:47 AM
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The thing that johnny foreigner can't seem to get to grips with is that fish n chips is poor peoople's food, not fine dining.

Also it is usually eaten at home - eating it elsewhere is pretty rare, so most chippies are take away only - selling it in a restaurant is a bit poncy.

It was invented by jews dontcha know.
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Jan 18th, 2010, 11:43 AM
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<<< Also it is usually eaten at home >>>

Or in the street, preferably overlooking some harbour
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Jan 18th, 2010, 12:46 PM
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The best fish and chips is the one you never ate. Who can stomach the greasy breading? I tried it for the last time in May in London. It's only fit for mad dogs and Englishmen.

Fish should be eaten raw, smoked, pickled, baked, or grilled.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 05:46 AM
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Fish should be eaten raw, smoked, pickled, baked, or grilled.>>>>

And that ladies and gentlemen is why foreigners just won't do.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 05:53 AM
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Who can stomach the greasy breading?

The only bread anywhere near fish and chips should be a large wedge of bread and butter.....
Batter isn't bread.....
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Jan 19th, 2010, 06:04 AM
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It was invented by Jews dontcha know.

This is interesting
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8419026.stm

I have student memories of walking home on a freezing cold night warming my hands on a lovely hot parcel of fish and chips. As somebody said, they are best eaten at the seaside overlooking a harbour, bought from a real chippy with steamed-up windows and a long queue outside.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 06:42 AM
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"I have student memories"... ah yes, there was the term I lived on fish and chips and cider - I gained 10 pounds!
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Jan 19th, 2010, 07:00 AM
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Hi, I must admit the best fish 'n chips I had were in Lissom Grove at a place called The Sea Shell. Some years ago now so it may not exist. But, last year we walked from Russell Sq. tube to Euston station and made a point of taking a photo of the North Sea Restaurant. Here it is (together with others I'm afraid!) if you look through them all you will see a nice plate of fish 'n chips at Boundary Mill near Manchester!

http://tinyurl.com/yayhvhh
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Jan 19th, 2010, 07:19 AM
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Or in the street, preferably overlooking some harbour>>>>

Best Fish n chips evah evah evah - Magpie Cafe in Whitby overlooking whitby bay (I used to go there all the time in my, rather iffy, biker past):

http://www.magpiecafe.co.uk/PDFs/our_menu.pdf

Just eat the fish n chips and shag the goth girls (whitby is infested with goths as it's where Dracula landed in Bram Stoker's book).

I'm serious. If you want to poke a bird in a corset. hie thee to Whitby:

http://www.whitby.uk.net/whitby-goth...ilion-complex/
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Jan 19th, 2010, 07:21 AM
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Hi, I must admit the best fish 'n chips I had were in Lissom Grove at a place called The Sea Shell. Some years ago now so it may not exist>>>

Yes it does. Flanneur hates it. I quite like it.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 08:28 AM
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Thanks for that Cholmondley.....I saved something from the past that you wrote about the best place for fish 'n chips:

Cholmondley_Warner on Sep 13, 08 at 12:49pm
Fryers Delight in Holborn or the place under the bridge at the back of Waterloo Station (name escapes me).

Someone is bund to recommend Geales. Ignore them. It's been taken over by a couple of Notting Hill trustafarians and they've ruined it.

Costas' just along from Geales is good though.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 08:44 AM
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PS: Cholmondley_Warner, having just read through that amazing menu from the Magpie Cafe, I recognised every fish except one - what on earth is Woof? In one of Rick Stein's TV programmes he suggested Pollack..........I bought some and didn't take to it. Was very similar to what we have been served here in South Africa called Silver Fish.
Also not fond of the ever popular Cod after hearing how they extracate the worms from the flesh before shipping it from Alaskan waters or thereabouts. I found it tasteless actually.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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(Can't believe I'm wading into this "conversation"!)
We enjoyed Costas, too--fresh and great service--but a sit-down-order kind of fish and chips, not the "chippie" I was hoping to stumble across--maybe this trip. So I can't claim that it's the best or even better than anything--just that it was tasty.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 02:30 PM
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The first time I ate fish and chips (from a stand somewhere in London late at night), I found it so disgusting, I threw it away (and I was hungry!). Some time later, London friends took me to their favorite, unreconstructed "chippie" in Islington, and I came to realize that high praise for where to eat fish and chips was more often than not about the "authenticity' of the "chippie," not whether the food was edible.

jranger,

Do you want something edible or "the best place for fish and chips"?
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