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Fish & Chips near Victoria and Albert Museum?

Is there a good place to get fish & chips in London, within walking distance of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Cromwell/Natural History Museum)?

We'll be staying in this area soon, and would love a good recommendation. Nice ambiance would be welcome, too.

My English-Canadian grandmother recently passed, and she left me with a bit of money. I'm putting it toward our trip. She loved fish & chips with a nice cold beer, and I'd like to find the perfect place to eat and raise my glass to her. I know she'd love that.

Recommendations could include eateries not within walking distance as long as they are a short cab ride or metro ride away. But prefer for convenience to have something close in South Kensington.

Just the really memorable "would definitely go back" kind of places :)

Thanks!!

Posted by
2092 posts

I stayed on Gloucester Road, about a 10 minute walk to the V&A, and had great fish and chips at a very old pub across the street called the Stanhope Arms, 97 Gloucester Road. Charming exterior and interior

Posted by
3947 posts

FIsh and chips in pubs don't tend to be as good as those from a dedicated 'chippy'. The problem is, most seating areas in chippies are of the diner style arrangement and you'd struggle to find one that's licensed. There will be a bit of sacrifice whichever option you choose, better fish and chips but no beer in a chippie vs lesser quality fish and chips but plenty of beer in a pub.

As for recommendations, there are so many to choose from it's impossible to recommend as it's all so completely subjective plus I don't tend to eat fish and chips when I'm in London so I can't offer any suggestions.

Posted by
16769 posts

These listings from Rick's book are just a few Tube stops in either direction along the Circle Line: www.geales.com (near Notting Hill Gate) and www.seafresh-dining.com (near Victoria Station). Other popular choices would be closer when you're out and about.

Posted by
116 posts

Another vote for The Stanhope Arms - my mom and I had a great fish & chips dinner there and while it was a "chain" pb, it was cozy with a good number of locals enjoying pints.