The Golden Union Fish Bar

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Fish and chips and meat pies in Soho
An independent, family-run, neo-traditional fish and chips establishment started by Billy Drew in 2008 and still pulling in the crowds in 2015. The emphasis here is on the home-made — whether the meat pies (tasty steak and ale etc), the beer batter for the fresh and sourced fish, the chips (a bit on the blond side; consider asking for well-done), the tartar sauce or the mushy pies — and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming in a long room that is knowingly tasteful but not über-stylish. Prices are on the high side of budget, but this is Soho after all. Located diagonally opposite bear den the King's Arms [see entry].