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.
£25 and under
the mushy peas would get 5 stars!! the chips were great too! i just got a take out but its also a restaurant!more
Starting in spring 2012, Oliver's now does GF fish & chips every Wednesday, due to popular response. The batter could be more flavorful (perhaps using a gluten-free beer and some spices) but the texture is nice and crispy, and beggars shouldn't be choosers, I suppose. Great selection of sides and they offer the lovely Magner's pear cider.more
The ideal local fish and chip shop. I have the cod in matzo meal, and although it's not something you'll want to have too often, it's the perfect place when only fish and chips will do.more
Cute little place near my friends house.
Small seating space but didn't have to wait really during the dinner rush.
They had run out of these fish cakes that friend and I both wanted, but waiter was nice and tried to persuade me to try something nicer, albeit more expensive, still.
And because it's fancy chip shop you can get grilled fish pieces if you're feeling guilty for all those...more
Delicious fish and chips from a relatively up-market chippie. Looks like a nice place to sit down and have a meal if you've got the time but I was on the run so I got haddock and chips to take away. Even though I walked through the cold rain for about ten minutes with it, both the fish and the chips were still warm and delicious when I got home. Bit heavy on the salt, but otherwise nice crisp...more