What: United Chip
In a nutshell: Contemporary fish and chips
Summing it all up: Forget your greasy local frier - Clerkenwell’s new fish and chip restaurant United Chip’s all about the millennial pink, Bangkok prawn burgers and complimentary aioli.
Hurrah! At last January is over, and we can all stop pretending we’re still trying to shed any post-Christmas pounds. Celebrate with a portion of fish and chips from United Chip, Clerkenwell new sit-in chippy from the All Star Lanes folks.
The menu covers all the usual favourites, offering the choice between Atlantic cod, haddock or pollock, and battered Dingley Dell sausages, plus some more creative options like a soft shell crab burger, a prawn burger, or a breaded-halloumi alternative for veggies.
You’ll be able to select your chips from traditional or Belgian-style fries, so you can mix and match your ideal meal, with some battered pickles and mushy peas on the side, and free sauces, including a garlicky aioli. Or you could opt for one of their cones, available filled with breaded scampi, calamari or just good old fashioned chips. And their executive chef is Steve Collins, who’s also worked at Bellanger and Quaglinos.
If spending your precious lunch hour in your local chippy isn’t your bag, then rest assured, we’ve heard the interior is very tasteful indeed, with plenty of tables, benches and soft lighting - no flickering fluorescent tubes here.
Plus, you don’t usually get the option to go for a bottle of Prosecco with your cod’n’chips, which is something United Chip provides along with several other bottles of wine, all of which are available by the glass
Photo by Justin de Souza
More about United Chip
Where is it? 5 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PA.
When does it open? Open now
Soft launch details: 50% off food until 7 Feb 2018.
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