Laughing Halibut

Restaurants, Seafood Westminster
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This Westminster fish and chip shop is David Miliband's favourite chippie, apparently. Whether this place wants to be associated with political luminaries such as he is as debatable as the original claim, but what we can be sure of is the ethos of this place - traditional fish and chips all the way. 

Takeaway proves popular but those wanting to dine in can settle in to one of the seats at the café-esque seating at the rear. Either way, visitors can get stuck into deep-fried haddock, cod and plaice alongside chunky chips, a few pies, battered sausages and other fish and chip shop staples. Breakfasts, burgers and even spring rolls bulk out the offer. 


Venue name: Laughing Halibut
Address: 38 Strutton Ground
Opening hours: Meals served 11.15am-8pm Mon-Fri; 11.15am-4pm Sat.
Transport: Tube: St James's Park tube
Price: Main courses £6.75-£7.45. Unlicensed no alcohol allowed.
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The Laughing Halibut is one of the best chippies.  It is reasonably priced for London as well.  People are always queuing out of the door at lunchtime.  I've not sat in, but I sometimes get a cone of chips and a fishcake and go and sit on a bench outside Parliament.  The portions are a good size and I always struggle to finish it.

Definitely one to recommend.  A few of the long standing businesses have recently closed down in Strutton Ground and I hope this one does not follow.  You can't beat a good chippy.

Lovely people behind the counter, combined with delicious food makes for a fab meal.

A family business that has been running in Strutton Ground for over 30 years.Cooking quality fish and chips from a friendly staff.

I agree with the TimeOut review about the Tartare Sauce in the sachets, but about nothiing else. Maybe a tad expensive, but fish will be expensive now, because stocks have been decimated. However the quality is consistently great: I would say unbeatable: both for the fish and the chips. I suggest though, that if you've got a good appetite, you should go for the larger portions.

Time Out review is way off. This place does GREAT fish and chips. Long queues out of the door and around the corner testify as much.