Golden Hind

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Jael Marschner
Golden Hind

In 2014 the Golden Hind celebrates 100 years of providing solid fish suppers to the residents of Marylebone – almost as long as the dish has been in existence. It’s therefore no surprise that the kitchen team have their craft well honed. Our haddock was exceptional, with a light, wonderfully grease-free batter. Chips were chunky, less well done than the norm, but crisp and fresh-tasting (if not quite melt-in-the-mouth on the inside). Perfectly seasoned mushy peas were a treat, and provided more than just a splash of colour on the plate. This attractive no-nonsense little chippy clearly has a broad appeal, with suited office workers sitting alongside off-duty workmen and ladies who lunch. A gleaming vintage fryer provides an interesting focal point for a room that is otherwise only modestly nostalgic.


Venue name: Golden Hind
Address: 73 Marylebone Lane
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Bond Street
Price: Main courses £6.30-£11.50. Minimum (dinner) £5. Unlicensed. Corkage £1

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Very disappointed by the food here. The chips were soggy and tasted like they were sitting around for a long time. The fish was completely lacking taste and was battered to within an inch of its life, and the portions were absolutely measly. To top it all off my girlfriend and I had stomach problems after dinner here. The only positive thing would have to be the guy serving us.. He was very polite. All in all, avoid this place and find a decent fish and chip shop!

mullabuds m

This is the only fish & chip restaurant i've eaten at, so i didn't know what to expect at first but when i took a look around at other customers plates i was happy with what i saw. I ordered the bog standard Cod and Chips which was a bit pricey but you get what you pay for, and It was delicious!!!! Very tasty and not at all greasy. An added bonus for my buddies that drink alcohol, it was BYO booze so they were extremely happy. I would definitely go back for more.

Rosie A
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So it depends what you're after, whether or not you should come to the golden hind. If you like your fish & chips big time British, then this is your place. It isn't smart, it isn't fancy. It's fish, it's chips, it's mushy peas on a plate. It won't cost you the earth and you'll get to sit down and eat it and be served at the table. Great spot for a hungover lunch, or a speedy 30 minute high calorie food-fest. I love it, it's very popular and usually overcrowded on a Thursday and Friday especially, but you'll get a seat because the turnover is so high. 

Robert K

My friend and I ate at this spot after we did some sightseeing back in July. Though we weren't experts on fish n' chips, we nevertheless found the portions filling and tasty. A decent place for a quick bite if you're in the area.

Hilary and Ian B

We went there today, 14 Aug 2012, but were slightly disappointed with the freshness of the fish and the crispness of the batter - it's certainly not the best we've tasted. Chips were a little over-done too. Perhaps we were expecting too much - as it is still a good cheap eat in this part of London.

George C

I go there whenever I am in London from the USA. Excellent food, fresh and tasty. The fish is super, the chips great, the tartare sauce thick, and the mushy peas gorgeous. Take a bottle of white wine with me every time - it is BYO with no corkage. The Greek salad also fabulous if you are really hungry or want to share. Back there in two months - can't wait.

Nicolas B

Fish and chips that is well above average, but not the best I've tasted, nor even the best in London. I also can't really recommend anything else on the menu besides the fish and chips - the chocolate ice cream was disappointing. But a good price, good sized portions, and a pleasant, low-budget experience.

Tim Smith

Tucked away off of a busy street, this place is worth searching out. A wide selection of delicious fish, great London prices, and tasty calamari are all reasons to visit. The Greek salad wasn't too shabby either, so arrive hungry.

Adam Samuel

A much loved local institution for a reason - it's cheap, it's friendly and the quality is pretty good. Just compare the fish n' chips here with that at the Riding House Cafe and you know which is the real thing and it isn't the one in Fitzrovia.