Formerly called Moxon's, this fish and chip shop changed hands in October 2014.
The review below refers to Moxon’s, on the same site; the two are near-identical in style and menu, and the fish is still obtained from Moxon's fish shop a few doors away. Time Out Editors, October 2014
is an excellent idea: one of the London’s best fishmongers sets up a chippie virtually next door to its original shop, and fries up surplus fish that’s top-quality.
It got off to a poor start in the summer of 2012, with sloppy service, small portions and high prices; we gave it a two-star rating. Moxon's closed for a refurbishment that lasted several weeks, then reopened in September 2012.
We're happy to report things are now much improved. The service in now much more on the ball, and the tiny dining area – just a few seats – has been futher reduced in size so that the enlarged kitchen can now concentrate on the core takeaway business.
Our cod (£7.90) was good-sized piece (weighing more than 300g), and although slightly soggy under the batter, it was a fresh as any fish we've had in a chippy. The batter could have a little crisper, but the thickness was right. The accompaying chips were from hand-cut potatoes, pale golden in colour, and tasted properly of potato, with no scraps. Both were freshly fried to order.
A side dish of fennel salad (£2) was mandolin-thin, with shreds of black olive and parsley leaf adding colour.
Much improved the second time around then – and a very welcome addition in an area that has no other good fish and chip shop nearby.
By Guy Dimond