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London’s oldest fish ‘n’ chip shop is dishing up chips for 10p a portion

Tom Howells

Covent Garden’s Rock & Sole Plaice is a bonafide institution (as well as being the best-named chippy in town – quite something in a pun-heavy field). It’s been dishing up some of the city’s most-loved fried fare from its Endell Street shop since 1871, two World Wars and modish food fads be damned. 

Current owners the Ziyeddin family have been at the helm for 35 years. To celebrate this arbitrary birthday, they’ll be selling portions of chips for 10p next Wednesday May 17 and Thursday May 18. Ten British pence! That’s less than half a Freddo! Quite absurd.

Oh yeah, and they claim their ‘jockey’s whips’ are the biggest in the country, and make a point of frying them in peanut oil but y’know, basically free chips is the point here, people. Head down any time from 11.30am-10.30pm to pick up a steaming, vinegar soaked packet. You’re quite welcome. 

This city ain't just built on Rock & Sole, y'know. Eat up our list of London’s best fish and chip shops.

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