Hailed as ‘Britain’s best contemporary fish & chip shop’ by Esquire Magazine, it’s no wonder why many flock to the Kerbisher & Malt to sample their version of Britain’s most famous dish.
Located on Shepherd’s Bush Road and within easy reach of Hammersmith tube station, Kerbisher & Malt Brook Green is one of five open in London. Set up in 2011, owners Nick and Saul wanted to make fish and chips that were simple, fresh and healthy. With a variety of fish available such as haddock, cod and pollock and sides starting from 40p, I just had to check this plaice out. [Sorry, had to go there]
I guess one thing which surprises most visitors is how small and minimalistic the shop is. Most of Kerbisher & Malt’s dishes are helpfully listed on a white tiled wall as you walk in, and a simple, but cosy setting means that you can either dine on a long wooden bench, or for something a little more private there’s smaller tables. Stripped-back decor such as newspaper decorated walls greeting you in the toilets and ‘in the press’ style photo frames at the order bar means that their delicious food isn’t overshadowed.
For just £5 I got the small Coley and chips special with tartar sauce and mushy peas on the side for an extra £1.60. The portion of chips was huge and the fish had a nice lightweight batter. The service was quick and with fish cooked to order, you don’t have to worry about how long your fish has been left to dry out.
In all honesty, cheap eating in London does not get better than this. It’s hard to find a place which offers simple but delicious dishes. If you don’t fancy their signature fish and chips, Kerbisher & Malt also offers fish finger butties, fishcake burgers and even calamari.
Kerbisher & Malt is located at 164 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7PB, with branches in Ealing, Clapham and Mortlake/East Sheen.
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