The dark-wood panelled interior probably seemed retro when Toff’s was established back in 1968. This Muswell Hill stalwart is a true one-off; the corporate slickness comes from being a long-established family business that knows what it’s doing and knows that people like it. Little changes here, but we were pleased to note that, unlike many London chippies, the business has joined the Marine Stewardship Council and sources fish from sustainable stocks.
Fish is cooked to order and batter is the norm; egg and matzo, or grilling, bring a surcharge. Starters include fish or vegetable soup, deep-fried camembert, fish cakes and avocado vinaigrette. Our main-course grilled king prawns with herby butter dressing were lovely, but seemed pricey at £15.95 for a modest portion. No complaints about the gigantean battered haddock, however, which arched across the plate as though in yoga posture. Fat chips were fabulous.
To drink, there are a dozen wines, three bottled beers and a range of spirits. In the unlikely event you have room, finish with Marine Ices ice-cream or one of the school-days puddings.
38 Muswell Hill Broadway
|Opening hours:||Meals served 11.30am-10.30pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Highgate tube then bus 43, 134|
|Price:||Main courses £12.45-£24.95. Set meal £9.50 1 course incl tea or coffee|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:7
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
Exceptional and friendly service, fresh and very tasty fish with all you can eat chips. Challenging portions! You need to make reservations on Friday, if you do not want to cue up! Clearly 5 stars from a German fish lover.
This place must have gone down hil, because I heard so many good reviews of this place but have always been disappointed. I live in Muswell Hill so this is my local place for fish and chips, but unfortunately I have to avoid the fish completely. The batter is never as crispy as it should be, the one I had last night was chewy which is just wrong. I will say the chips are not bad.
This is our local, we eat there regularly and have never been disappointed. We go for the lunchtime special paying the £1 supplement for delicious grilled cod (it also comes with a choice of old fashioned batter or a thin and crispy matzo meal batter) with the freshest, hottest, best chips ever,mushy peas, a cup of tea and bread and butter, superb