Fish House

Restaurants, British South Hackney

Victoria Park Village’s favourite fish and chip shop is part takeaway, part restaurant, though there are eat-in tables in both sections. Most locals opt for carry-outs, but if you choose the restaurant – a minimalist space with a huge close-up photo of octopus tentacles covering one wall – you’ll get a more creative menu, where mains of grilled swordfish with a fragrant salsa, or pan-fried hake fillet with chorizo and butter beans, could precede a classic English pud (banana split, bread and butter pudding). But you can’t go wrong with fish from the white-tiled takeaway section; choose from cod, scampi, haddock, rock, plaice or skate, generously battered and deep-fried.

The freshness of the fish is taken seriously; we even received a mini lesson on the shapes and sizes of the different species from a server. The chips are good, and the mushy peas top-notch. Pickle fans will be pleased by the addition of onions, eggs and gherkins to the menu. Fish cakes and kids’ portions are available too, and little ’uns will also appreciate the ice-cream counter displaying Oddono’s Italian gelati.



Venue name: Fish House
Address: 126-128 Lauriston Road
E9 7LH
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10pm Mon-Fri; 11am-10pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Mile End tube then bus 277
Price: Main courses £8.95-£14.50
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Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
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  • 1 star:6
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What a great place for a quick bite, sort of upscale takeaway fish and chips shop, if you want.
Whenever I come here, it’s always busy, which is a good indicator of quality.
They make really good breaded scampi and fish it always so good and crunchy!
Everything is fresh and clean and even chips are done in a good way, they taste differently compared to any other f & c shop. Even the small portions are quite big so don’t go overboard and order a big one just for yourself. I recommend curry sauce, goes so well with everything!


Nice, casual restaurant in the lovely Victoria Park Village. Even though I'm vegetarian, they had a pasta option and a delicious butternut squash and goat cheese salad to choose from. Obviously there were many more options when it came to seafood. Service was quite slow but the food was all fresh and delicious.

Love this place! Friendly service, generous portions, fairly cheap and a good choice of seafood favourites and daily specials. Get's very busy on weekends. Recommended!

This fish & chip shop has changed hands...... no longer display fish details, how caught and where, went for an evening meal had to send the first dish back and then got a very nasty dose of food poisioning from the new batch no stars.....avoid

I had enjoyed meals here when I first moved to the area, but the last couple of times not so great. I took my cousin here for her birthday just before Christmas and we were by flies in the main restaurant. They flew around us and there were several on the wall above us and we were not the only ones swishing them out of our food. It made us concerned for the state of the kitchen as the door is always open. To make matters worse both of the waitresses maintained it was the fault of vinegar and flies have an attraction to it - so no real apology and treating us like idiots with such a ridiculous explanation!

ohh excellent food. so delicious if you eat once you definitely go again for food with your friend and family. fish are very fresh. I love the food of fish house.

Lobster bisque had taste of something but it sure wasn't lobster. The smoked haddock was small piece of bland and not especially fresh fish on top of a wad of mash. The poached egg was fine and service friendly and good. Prices far too high compared to similar London fish places. Disappointing experience. .

The chips were terrible. They were so bad, some uncooked, lots with rotten black spots, me and my friend both asked for our money back. Yes, that bad! They gave me my money back but not my friend. We won't be back.

Great 8oz piece of cod and the curry sauce is out of this world. Too many chips though - this is a meal for one of those days you only intend on eating one meal.

70% of the times I've used this so called "up-market chip shop" the chips have been all but inedible,reheated stale disgusting,it was good when it 1st opened,now only visit if you are feeding someone you really don't like or you have an unfussy dog,as these are so bad you wouldn't feed them to your dog if you are fond of him/her,avoid this place it's very poor

The fish and chips are good, the plainly cooked dishes of the day are even better in the sit down restaurant. Marvellous

Disgraceful! How is it possible to get a simple take away so wrong? We visited before - not long after this place opened and it was fine. Not so now. Cold and soggy chips, huge amounts of cardboard batter with a tiny bit of fish inside and the grilled haddock was inedible - the worst piece of fish I have ever been served. Just bad.

The Staff are ridiculously slow especially when it comes to seating diners, however, the fish and chips is the largest I've had at any restaurant or pub. They taste great but as someone who has been known to choose meals based almost slowely on the hope that they were extremely large, I am shocked then anyone thinks the portions are getting smaller. Also they give you second helpings of mushy peas and tartare sauce if you ask. Their specials are wonderful- the highlight of my experiences being Skate wing with a butter and caper sauce which was wonderful in the extreme and even more amazingly entirely boneless. I thought the scallop dish was expensive for it's size and the pricing to size/quality ratio of the starters seems somewhat arbitrary. More importantly than any of this foods really great.

This place used to make really nice fish and chips, not anymore. Portions are getting smaller and smaller more batter less fish more oil. Only a few chips if you order with fish in a box. The staff is slow and unattentive. Shame

Agree with the last review. We ate in the restaurant part as a party on a Friday evening and the service was slow and inefficient. They had run out of a few dishes when we ordered. When eventually served, the chips were cold, the fish stew arrived half an hour after the rest, and we realised that our £8.50 scallop dish was actually a starter. All in all not very good value for money and won't be going back.