Golden Union Fish Bar

Restaurants

Fish and chip shop

Soho

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5

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  • Address:

    Golden Union Fish Bar 38 Poland Street
    London
    W1F 7LY

  • Venue phone:

    020 7434 1933

  • Venue website:

    www.goldenunion.co.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Meals served 11.30am-10pm Mon-Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: Oxford Circus tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £3.95-£12.95

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Kathleen

After reading the good reviews I decided to give it a try and I wasn't disappointed! The fish was made fresh to order and the batter was nice and crispy without being greasy. The chips were the right combination of crisp and floury. The portions were huge, good value for money. All very yummy, I will definitely go back.

Russell and Helen

Went there after seeing the reviews and it was even better than promised. Cod was fresh with crispy and light batter, chips brilliant and the atmosphere was casual and just right. Not too smart, spot on. Service was as good as it gets. Well done to everyone involved in running this small place just off Oxford street.

Fabio

Genuinely British F&C parlor, with loads of attitude and excellent food, topped with friendly service. Large portions, too, at correct prices. Excellent Haddock and Mushy Peas, good fried prawns.

Dave

Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. I had takeaway, but the cod & chips was still good compared to the stuff I've had recently. It was odd, the more I ate of it, the more I liked. Crispy chips, freshly cooked, and decent batter.

Nicolas B

I'm happy to have found this place. Very nice battered cod, chips that are not the tastiest in the world, but lovely and crisp on the outside, and soft in the middle. Good sized portions. Very cheap. Waiters clearly a bit over-loaded but polite. Fun 70's style decor, complete with ketchup held in large plastic tomatoes. Clearly this isn't exactly a posh restaurant, but it's fish and chips done properly - definitely recommended.

Lomi

First rate; could not find better. So nice to have great TRADITIONAL English food in London without rip off prices and at a top quality with fantastic staff.

Emma

Thanks to the Golden Union for their impeccable personal service, delicious fish and wonderful chips. We brought our American colleagues here for a 'Taste of Britain'. They loved it, we loved it. Great atmosphere, really friendly staff and a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Thanks, we will be back again!

Amy

Totally amazing! Being a Friday and feeling a little on the fragile side, I took a walk around the corner from work and got myself a large cod and chips..... Being from the southern hemisphere I am a bit of a fish and chip snob but all I can say is this is the best F&C's I have had in years!!! Will be making this a regular thing for sure

Erica

Brilliant. saw someone walking with a takeaway and hunted it down found it tucked away. Opted for sit down service which was quick. Everything cooked freshly, chips were amazing and batter on fish was delicious cannoit fault it, agree that reviewer must have been on an off day will be back

Freddy

I took a takeaway. I recieved Fish that you needed a hammer and chisel to cope with the batter only to discover grease soaked slimy fish underneath ,chips that had both the taste and the appearance of refries dry,hard edged and multicoloured all in all completely unedible,the seagull dined well on my misfortune.At just under £10 for mine and my wifes portions.

Sam

If you like soggy batter and savagely overpriced fish and chips then this is the place for you. Disappointing as I was rather hungry had to leave half the fish as it was undercooked. Service from the young gentleman who severed me was good hence the extra star.

Gina

Lovely atmosphere, great service, friendly staff, and the food, wow. just incredible. Great choice in the menu, homemade pies, even the tartare sauce is superb. A great restaurant!

Lilly

My family and friends eat often at the Golden Union and have enjoyed the food and experience every single time.I am a vegetarian and so is my husband, so it is good to know a chippy offers a menu that caters for our needs and cooked separately from the other dishes. The staff are wonderful and I know so many people who go back time and time again. You must try this eatery... A+++++++++

Anna Kelly

Timeout's reviewer must have gone on a bad day. When we went, the fish, cooked to order, was fresh, flaky and delicious. The chips were perfect, as were the mushy peas. The place was clean and stylish, the music good, the staff friendly and efficient. Even the loos were nice. It was the best, and most unpretentious chippy I've been to in london.

screensick

I like everything about this place, but especially the food. think the reviewer must have gone on a bad day. We had haddock, chips, peas. Haddock fabulous - really meaty and succulent; chips faultless, chunky, crisp and steaming, excellent peas; the service was quikc and friendly; the restaurant clean and attractive. Plus, their prices are more than reasonable. I hope it stays the same.

screensick

lovely place: everything delicious, though the batter was a smidgen greasy. I'd give it solid 9 out of 10, and I'm fussy.

Horace B

Brilliant. At last a traditional dining room in London that remains as simple and efficient at what it should do. Great service, tasty and freshly cooked fish and chips. Recommended.

Mark

Since our local fish & chip shop burnt down, The Golden Union Fish Bar has become our new local chippy. For us we have only ever been served with good quality flaky fish, the fish is battered to order and not left to sweat in the counter top ovens. It’s clean and very friendly. I would highly recommend eating there.