Coming from Bournemouth, living right next to the coast, a classic British fish and chips is a true winner. When coming to London, I knew that was one thing I would have to sacrifice. Nothing is fresher that fish coming in to Poole harbour caught by the mongers on their boats, selling their catches to all the local fisheries and ‘chippies’.
After being in London for almost two years, I still had not had a fish and chips here until a few days ago when I was invited to try out Sutton & Sons’ newest location at Box Park in Shoreditch. Their branch in Stoke Newington is a complete restaurant that seats up to fifty people, amazing! However, their new location is a little smaller but does not comprise on quality though.
You guys should be no stranger to Kelly, but for those who do not know her she blogs over at Flat Eleven. As my partner in crime, I asked her to join me. We both headed out on a very chilly Tuesday evening to Shoreditch to see what the fuss was about.
Going with my connoisseur views about a proper fish and chips, I did not have high hopes I will be honest… but I was pleasantly surprised!
Upon arrival, being greeted by a lovely warm smile we were welcomed by the owner and manager of Sutton & Sons.
Well set out, a quirky seaside chippy had definitely made its way into the heart of London. I genuinely felt like I was sitting along at a restaurant along the shore, the only thing that was missing was the beach itself.
A great array of different things to chose from, which included a lobster sub and deep fried chocolate bars. Something I had never seen offered on a fish and chip menu before!
Kelly & I opted for the classic fish & chips, I went for the cod and Kelly had the haddock. Whilst we awaited the arrival of our meals, I scoped out the restaurant in a bit more detail.
My favourite thing about visiting new resteraunts has to be finding all the quirky things about a place. I definitely fell in love with the water dispenser though… that is an awfully weird thing to admit! 😉
Before I knew it, I had to hurry back to the table as our food was on its way! Mmmm, it smelt so good.
The chips being the proper chunky, the way they should be, freshly made tartare sauce by Sutton & Sons themselves and yummy fresh and crispy fish. There was nothing that I did not love about it!
The fish tasted really fresh which was excellent! It comes straight into Stoke Newington itself and distributed between both of their restaurants.
A massive hats off to Sutton & Sons for serving us, not only my first London fish and chips but one that tastes just like home (if not better…)
Sutton & Sons
Bethnal Green Road
*Disclaimer: Kelly and I were guests at Sutton & Sons and our meals were complimentary, but the review is personal and honest without any influence of anyone or anything.