In a nutshell
Stoke Newington High Street favourites Sutton & Sons, fishmonger and restaurant, open a trad fish and chip pop-up at one of London’s trendiest venues. Spankingly fresh battered Cod (£6), haddock (£6.50) and monkfish (£8.50) and excellent chips sit alongside home made pickles by Hana Sutton, specials such as lobster rolls, and battered cod on brioche buns.
The small plates are a must – breaded whitebait (£4) are the best we’ve tasted, and battered calamari (£4.50) are light and tender. This is a place with excellent ingredients and skills on show, but no snobbery: deep-fried, battered Mars Bars and Snickers were available when olive visited.
Cod goujons are more like half a fillet each (£5), nostalgic curry sauce and onion gravy (£1.30 each) are fresh made, light and fresher than any high street chippy’s.
What we’re going back for
The scampi – 10 for £4 or 14 for £5 – were light, fresh and delicious. And Hana’s pickled gherkins (85p).
What’s the room like?
The counter itself is in one of the box containers, and is white tiled like a traditional chip-shop, if considerably cleaner, with light wood tables along the walls, stools to perch on, and blackboards for the menus. Most (bench) seating is in the covered space Sutton & Sons shares with other food outlets, with picnic tables and heaters.
What’s the service like?
A very good chip-shop’s.
The fish and chips themselves are premier league, as are the mushy peas (£1.50)
Unit 52, BoxPark, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY
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