Think ‘Michelin-starred Euro cuisine’ and the humble chip probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind (despite everything your Belgian pals might tell you).
But here to change that is Frites Atelier, a lofty chip-peddler from Dutch chef Sergio Herman, who used to run The Netherlands’ three-Michelin-starred Oud Sluis restaurant (and still helms starred joints The Jane and Pure C).
The concept is simple: chips chopped from Zeeland clay potatoes (the best of an arduously tested bunch, apparently), slathered with one of five house mayos (béarnaise, classic, Asian curry, truffle or andalouse) and then topped with things like Flemish stew, peanut sauce or nori chips. Sounds delicious? Yes, it does, and it’s all served up in luxe surroundings quite removed from your bog-standard chippy.
Details for the London site are hazy: Herman is currently on the prowl for suitable locations, reports industry news site MCA. Keep your eyes (and, I guess, potatoes) peeled for info at Frites Atelier’s website.
Haute-chips too posh for you grubby lot? Check out our list of London’s best chippies instead.