With monkfish, Maldon oysters and moules marinière on the menu, this is smarter than most chippies. But Sutton & Sons knows on which side its bread is buttered, catering as it does for Stoke Newington foodies. Natural and attentive staff, sustainable fish (from its fishmonger across the road) and locally brewed beer signify a top-notch chip shop. Batter was crisp and not too greasy, and battered monkfish very good indeed, but skate wing a little under-seasoned.
Although you might expect a fancier battered sausage, Sutton’s keeps to tradition where it needs to and dishes up a nice old-fashioned saveloy. Mushy peas were also pretty standard, but the kitchen brings a touch of innovation with its balsamic-pickled baby onions and own-made garlic aïoli. Make sure you get in quick at the weekends if you want a slice of Mrs Sutton’s sticky toffee pudding – it often sells out.