9 June 2010

UK: Mickey's Fish Bar

Question: What could be more British than Fish and Chips?
Answer: Nothing!

So, for my first review of a British restaurant I have gone for good old fish and chips. However, Mickeys Fish bar is not just any old fish and chip shop. This is the Fish and Chip shop that Molecular Gastronomer and celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal used to frequent as a nipper.  In fact Mickeys has such a cherished place in Heston's childhood memories that he mentions it in his book In Search of Perfection

After renovations early in 2010 the interior is fresh, contemporary, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The large menu of all things deep fried and battered features every dish you could ever want from a chip shop, but it is the fish which keep the loyal customers coming back for more.

We ordered the small cod and chips (£4) and loved every bite. The firm white cod was encased in crispy batter and the massive portion of chips were delicious.

Address: 29 Norfolk Place, Paddington, London, W2 1QH
Telephone: 020 7723 2384
Opening hours:
Tube: Paddington Station (National Rail, Bakerloo, Circle, District)
Bus: 7, 15, 23, 27, 36, 205, 332, 436
Car: Parking is very difficult in this busy area. Text CARPARK to 80097 while you are in the area, and have the names and addresses of the two closest car parks sent to your mobile.

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  1. I have embarked on what seems to be an impossible quest. My wife will be making her first visit to London in June (my second.) She remembers as a young lass in Canada getting her fish and chips wrapped in newspaper. I realize that this is now illegal for health reasons. But fake newspaper will do. We don't care how good the food is because we rarely eat anything that is fried. We just want the fake newspaper experience. I think that Micky's and Poppies might give us what we want, but without e-mail addresses for either place, I can't be sure. Can you help?

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