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“Brilliant fish and chips - but sit away from the jukebox (or whatever it is)!”

Golden Union Fish Bar
Ranked #469 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $27
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: This traditional fish and chip restaurant has received great reviews from the critics. locals and tourists alike. With afternoon offers and home made pies and sides, this restaurant is a must for anyone who lives or is visiting London. Set in the heart of Soho the restaurant is clean and viberant, with a post war 50s decor and a great set of staff providing the best service.
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Brilliant fish and chips - but sit away from the jukebox (or whatever it is)!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I popped in here and enjoyed a large cod and chips (avoiding the tartare sauce, which if I recall costs £2.00 extra). The food was absolutely delicious, though, for fish and chips it was not cheap. Unfortunately I sat very near to a TV/jukebox-type machine which had been silent when I entered, but subsequently blared into my ears throughout my meal. The waitress (otherwise very good) seemed quite entranced by this, and stood by the side of my table watching and listening to whatever it was that was producing all that noise. Next time (and there will certainly be a "next time") I shall sit a long way from this device, and enjoy my delicious meal and cuppa in relative peace.

  • Visited October 2012
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Golden Experience”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Craving for fish and chips, look no further, this is the place. Fish, chips and tartar sauce just excellent. Leaving London the next day, and still carried away by this Golden experience, I ordered fish and chips at Gatwick airport. That was really stupid, in an instant I was sent back to the stuff which has ruined the reputation of this true British favourite.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Absolutely excellent place. Very fresh fish. Marvelous chips and very friendly staff. Almost impossible to believe it's only 1 minute walking from Oxford Street. Great value for money.

  • Visited October 2012
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great fish and chips near Oxford Circus”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Chose this restaurant based on a list of fish and chip places in the Frommer's book. It's close to the Liberty of London store. Great place and definitely specializes in fish and chips. Glad we went instead of going to a restaurant with fish and chips and other items. Service was fantastic and the fish was fresh!!!! Highly recommended!!!! and reasonable about 10 pounds for fish and chips.

  • Visited October 2012
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london
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“Best in London”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Best fish and chips in London, they do great homemade pies too. I try and get there as often as i can !!!

  • Visited August 2012
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