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The Laughing Halibut
Ranked #1,145 of 22,853 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Westminster
Description: Typical fish and chip restaurant and takeaway in the heart of Westminster.
Argyle, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
550 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

There are not too many highly rated TA restaurants in this area but we would go back to this one without hesitation. We ordered the regular size cod and chips, a very generous portion. I didn't know that fish and chips could be so fresh, clean-tasting, and ungreasy. An excellent value and nice service too.

  • Visited July 2013
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our London visits are never complete without a trip to the Laughing Halibut !”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We came across this excellent fish & chip restaurant 3 years ago and needless to say we return on every visit to London regardless of what area we are staying in. Large portions of non greasy fish & chips are served by friendly & welcoming staff- a great family business and well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply the best fish and chips I've ever had”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Visited the Laughing Halibut around 11:30 and beat the crowd. By noon it was full. Ordered the haddock and chips standard size. If I had not watched the chef deep fry the fish I would have sworn that it was baked. The breading was thin and crisp and the fish was white, moist, flaky. There was no hint of oil. The fries were crisp on the outside and well cooked on the inside. The standard portion was huge with plenty of fries. Ate here two days in a row. The second day was around 3:30 and again there was no crowd. There is no need for me to hunt for the best fish and chips in the world. I have already found them.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank mcotocdg
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Madison, Alabama
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Fish and chips and a wonderful experience with the little market area”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Had lunch here on our recent visit to London. This was just a quick walk from the Intercontinental Westminster. We were there during the week and there is a market and several shops in the area during lunch catering to the lunch crowd of people working locally. As for the food, I had the haddock fish and chips and my wife had the cod. Both were done very well and just the right amount of batter. In addition the service was great. Great place for Fish and Chips. They did have other things on the menu as well and all looked good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious Fish & Chips”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We got a take-out order of haddock and chips. It was crispy and delicious even after the 5 minute walk back to our room. Hugh portions. The two of us could not finish 2 pieces of fish with a large order of chips. We expected to pay much more for less in central London.

  • Visited May 2013
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