Golden Union Fish & Chips, London

Hi again, just thought I’d share a super quick post about our experience at Golden Union in London. Just like afternoon tea, fish and chips is another one of those quintessentially British thingamabobs, so it was definitely on the must-try list.

Try Googling “best fish & chips in London” – the results are seemingly endless! I wasn’t about to try ten different fish and chips places over five days, so it was quite difficult to narrow down our options.

In the end we went with Golden Union because of a few reasons: a) consistently good reviews; b) convenient location – near Oxford Street, and near where we were staying; and c) they opened at 11.30am. We wanted to have an early lunch before hitting the shops. Nothing like fried food before a shopping spree!

Golden Union 1

We were the first ones there, and the next group of diners to arrive were six Japanese ladies. Maybe tourists are the only ones to have fish and chips before noon.

Golden Union 2

The fish was MASSIVE! It was also sitting atop a king-sized bed of fries chips. Good thing we ordered just one dish to share! We also had a chocolate milkshake, but I forgot to take a photo.

Golden Union 3

With Edwin’s hand, so you get some kind of idea just how big it was.

Service was excellent. It could be because there weren’t many diners at that time, but the guy who served us was really warm and friendly. He took the time to explain to us the differences between the few types of fish that they served. He was just as friendly to the Japanese ladies, who spoke little English.

Prior to our Europe trip, Edwin and I had expected that we might encounter bad service, but we were pleasantly surprised at almost every turn! I guess this is a good example of how travel can turn some misconceptions around. 🙂

Golden Union
38 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7LY, United Kingdom



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