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Aug 24, 2011 02:32 AM

fish and chips near St Pancras [London]

Need help in finding a good fish and chips place for lunch near St Pancras staion.
have a 4 hr layover in London before taking the train to Sheffield.
thanks in advance

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  1. Go to The Fryer's Delight on Theobald's Road (a 5-10 minute walk south). It's a lovely old-fashioned cabbie's chippy that does the best fish and chips I've tasted in London. You can eat in or, if the weather picks up later, take them down the road to Gray's Inn Fields and eat them sat outside.

    1. For really good fish and chips, I'd walk the 5 minutes to Euston station and take the southbound 168 bus (the bus stop is on Eversholt street which runs down the side of Euston station). Get off at the Old Vic stop (about 15 minutes later) and walk another 5 minutes to Masters Superfish on 191 Waterloo Road. Easily doable in 4 hours unless you're severely burdened with luggage.

      You can also take the Northern line from Euston to Waterloo, which follows the same route, but then you don't get the lovely views of St Pauls and the Palace of Westminster crossing the Thames.

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      1. re: tavegyl

        15 minutes from Euston to Waterloo on the bus? Good luck with that... ;)

        1. re: bodessa

          Yah more like 30-45 mins depending on traffic.

          I dont really think going out of your way for Masters is worthwhile considering Fryers Delight is so close and approximately the same thing (and in a much better area).

          I really like Golden Hind in Marylebone which is not too far from you there and is the nicest atmosphere of the 3 by a country mile (and Marylebone is nice).

          1. re: brokentelephone

            The Northern line route will be a lot quicker - 10 minutes down and then a five minute walk from the station.

            But I'd agree that Fryers Delight is also pretty good and a lot closer.

            1. re: brokentelephone

              Fair enough. I take that bus often, but from just after Russell Square, so miss that patch of terrible traffic. From then on, it's usually surprisingly quick.

              Though Fryer's Delight is my local, I wouldn't rate it as highly as Master's Superfish. It's good and competent, certainly better than most chippies in town and highly authentic feeling, but I think it lacks the Superfish delicacy and care for cooking the fish.

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          1. This might be a little late...but the only thing to watch out for is that Fryer's Delight uses Beef Dripping while Masters Superfish uses ground nut oil. Going by your handle, dietary requirements might be an issue...

            1. There's also North Sea Fish on Leigh Street. They have a takeout shop and a proper sitdown.