The humble British chippy has had a bit of a makeover recently and among the best of this new generation of fish and chip restaurants in Oliver’s in London’s Belsize Park. Proudly cosy, seating just a few lucky guests, this bustling wee dining room is just packed with character reminiscent of mid-century British style, a time which could be considered the heyday of the fish supper. So you’ll find brick tiling, aluminum seating, and scrubbed wood tables alongside black and white flooring and the all important glass bottles of Heinz ketchup cosied up to salt and vinegar dispensers. Blending traditional fish and chips with Mediterranean seafood dishes, Oliver’s is dedicated to freshness and quality with ingredients very carefully sourced for every creation, from hearty main meals to the smaller snacks available throughout the day. Booking in advance is highly recommended to guarantee a spot in this charming restaurant growing in popularity every day.
Venue Details & Map
Oliver's Fish and Chips
95 Haverstock HillBelsize ParkLondonNW3 4RL
- Public transport:
- Chalk Farm, Underground
We made a long trek to Oliver's since my daughter found it to offer "Gluten Free Fish and Chips" and was adamant about me having some since I had told her I was sad I couldn't eat Fish and Chips while there. I usually steer clear from Fish (am Vegetarian but will make rare exceptions for fish) but figured that "while in Rome".. you know, "Rome" being London and all.
We sat down and started...more
Oliver's is famed for its healthy fish and chips, with portions cooked in rapeseed oil coming in at 500 calories. I cant say that it is the best fish and chips in London as a lot of people say but it is definitely one of the best out there.
It is a bit more pricey than a normal fish and chips shop but the quality of the fish justifies it.
I would suggest phoning in and making a reservation...more
Popped in this evening for a Sunday fix of fish and chips. The shop is quite small but there was adequate space for us to sit and the place seemed. Busy with a steady footfall of take away orders and people sitting in.
Service was very standard nothing more than taking the order and bringing the food. The shop itself is clean and tidy with a kind of traditional feeling about it.
Friendly staff and quick service, I normally go one tube further to Belsize Park and phone my order in when I come out if the station. A short walk down the hill and it's ready to pick up before walking home and sitting down to dinner. The fish is FRESH don't think I've had fresher from a fish and chip shop. The chips are good too, there's no fish sitting around except possibly for their cod...more
Food didn't really do it for me, but the owners and staff were all so friendly and helpful that I'd go back.
I think I'm a bad person to judge British style fish and chips, as I want it to be something it's not. My guess is if you grew up eating this type of food you'll think Oliver's is a mighty fine 'chippy'. I found the fish to be way to big, which causes a lot of moisture (water) to...more