Fish Fish

Restaurants , British Highgate
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A more cheerful spot than its location and black frontage suggest, this laid-back neighbourhood restaurant features pot plants, lanterns and various accoutrements of the sea. The meat content of the menu has been beefed up in recent years, but most come here for the fish, which can be charcoal-grilled, poached, deep-fried in batter or shallow-fried in breadcrumbs. There are a few fishy pasta options too, plus classic starters such as calamares, mussels, whitebait and taramasalata.

Our exquisitely fresh grilled sea bream with salad was the sort of fare made memorable on Mediterranean holidays. Traditional British battered haddock and chips was a fine rendition, and we were greatly impressed by the quality of the own-made fish fingers for kids. The brief wine list has some decent bottles, but the familiar brands seem overpriced outside a supermarket setting. Thinly populated on our weeknight visit, this is nevertheless a handy and friendly joint locals would do well to support.


Venue name: Fish Fish
Address: 179 Archway Road
N6 5BN
Opening hours: Dinner served 5-10.30pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-10.30pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Highgate
Price: Main courses £10.95-£13.95
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4.9 / 5

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K Ingham

A cracking little place and a great local restaurant. We go here on Friday nights for a nice meal and bottle of well priced wine, it's never a disappointment.


Fish Fish is a fabulous place to go! We're so lucky to have this hidden gem as our local restaurant and have never been disappointed here. Friendly staff, nice ambiance and amazing food!


I've eaten there 3 times and each time thought the food was excellent and good value. It is always a surprise to me that places like this exist in London. Most times when I eat out, I leave whatever restaurant I have eaten in feling resentful at having paid a lot of money to eat crap food. But not here. This is reasonably priced, high quality food. The Time Out review says it is "Not the cosiest place" - what do you expect, sofas and free slippers? Jesus, some people in London are mollycoddled. It is perfectly nice and friendly with good food and that is what counts.

Very friendly stuff, great coice of fish, great taste. £17 for starter (e.g. scampi) plus main (e.g. grilled swordfish steak or poached halibut) - that's absolutely fair for the great quality you get!


love the take away fish and chips. very fresh and crispy and generous size portions at reasonable price.