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
Contact:
Address: 179 Archway Road
London
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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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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  • 1 star:2
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martina f

A little beautiful fish restaurant with good atmosphere inside.good selection of fish and seafood dishes.

vaxo x

One of my favourite restaurant in london.food is delicious ,beautiful atmosphere,love misic

nunika K

Just amazing.EVerything we got was delicious (bream,bass,calamari,prawns).IWould recommend

elene h

At Fish Fish all their fish is amazing but they also do chicken and it's so tasty - you can have chilly /garlic flavour and it's delicious and so tender ! Try it for a change !!

hasan h

At FishFish they cook all kinds of fish you can have fillets or whole fish - the Sea Bass and Sea Bream are superb !!!

medea h

The swordfish at Fish Fish is the best !!!

The salad is always fresh !

I highly suggest you check this restaurant out !

fatima h

The perfect venue to celebrate 70 years,every single one of our guests loved the fabulous grilled bream,bass,swordfish and fish and chips.Highly recommended

muhamed g

Great restaurant for fish,plenty of different options,the fish and chips was really good

mustafa g

The food is wonderful,frawns and scallops are divine,honestly,and so is the fried cod.the chips are guite generic French fries,but you don't go to a fish restaurant for chips anyway.

Shio J

Fish fresh,perfectly cooked,served with fresh salad and chunky chips,delicious

florin j

Fabulous place to go,all fish is freshly grilled can be flavoured with home-made chill sauce,swordfish was delicious.georgion dry wine"Rkatsiteli"is perfect

Inga g

Traditional English fish and chips deep-fried in low cholesterol vegetable oil,can be gluten and wheat free or with matzo meal,was delicious

lela b

Delicious calamari,delicious scampi with chunky chips served with tartare souce

Andro b

Delicious mussels with cream souce,grilled swordfish and home made tiramisu.was perfect

Lilia m

absolutely wonderful food,go there if you want proper fish and chips,of course there were lots of other things

tamari g

Fantastic food,fresh and delicious,this restaurant has a well deserved reputation .

mariam g

Best fish and chips in london,fish comes in the lightest of batters,perfectly cooked.

Bebe B

Best fish and chips in london,

great portion size,friendly staff and avert clean feel too

anita m

we visited this restaurant for the first time week ago.the welcome was very warm,the food delicious and geat value

Tengiz S

Fish is cooked perfection! I had oven-cooked sea bream with garlic, chilli flakes and extra-virgin olive oil. My partner had chilli flavoured grilled swordfish with salad garnish. We had a bottle of tsinandali white wine (Georgian) which was divining. Everything was fantastic!

Jane A

It's not easy to find the restaurant which makes fresh grilled fish so we've tried it with some close friends and really enjoyed. I had Seabream with chilli and amazed with the taste. Highly recommended!!!

Salih A

Cosy place with lovely fresh grilled fish all the time. Fish and chips also one of the best in London. Great wines and good quick service makes this place a hidden gem in the area.

Tim R

Very friendly Georgian (as in the Caucasus) run restaurant with very well-cooked fish as well as Georgian dishes.

Anna V

Overpriced and traumatic. Was lovely forward to coming here. However the chips were of the Mc Cain variety and were really overlooked in old oil. The fish was fresh but not cooked properly and the batter was flaccid and greasy. The waitress seemed really offended that I didn't eat it. When I explained why, the owner lost it and started a strange tirade saying that 'I didn't know what I was talking about etc etc. if he was English I wouldn't criticise the fish (!). We asked if we could only pay for one or get a discount-he then called the police (!!). At this point we were really freaking out as we were the only ones in the restaurant so we paid. The price was £8 more expensive than in the menu. Awful.

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.

Fay

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!

Pescavore

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.

maaloni@yahoo.de

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!

cat

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