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    ROCK AND SOLE PLAICE

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    Rock and Sole Plaice

    45-47 Endell St. (Covent Garden)

    London

    (44) 020-7836-3785

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    • CUISINE

      Fish and Chips
    • HOURS

      Mon.-Sat.: 11:30am-11:00pm; Sun.: 12:00pm-10:00pm
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; quick bite
    • RESERVATIONS

      Not accepted
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      1871 (renovated in 1978)
    • PRICE (FISH AND CHIPS)

      From GBP 7
    • NOISE

      Medium/Loud
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Fish and chips; fish cakes
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Small selection of beer, wine, and soft drinks
    • # OF SEATS

      25-50
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • TUBE

      Covent Garden; Tottenham Court Road
    Danny LIn

    VIBE

    Food historians flip-flop over whether this is the oldest chippie in town, but whatever its exact ranking in the fish and chips history charts, the expertly fried goodies at this always-packed eatery clearly have staying power. Chip shop connoisseurs drool over the generous portions of their hand-cut chunky fries, market-fresh fish, and perfectly seasoned, crispy batter. Owing to a 1970s revamp, the grimy decor is more grease-spattered coffee shop than historic landmark (definitely avoid the dank underground seating area), but the outdoor picnic tables are nice enough on a sunny day. A variety of fish types is available beyond the basic cod.

    CROWD

    A cheerful blend of tourists and in-the-know locals (workers from the nearby bus station are particularly fond of it).

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Just about anything goes here–we’d wear jeans and a t-shirt we don’t mind getting greasy fingerprints on.

    GO HERE WITH

    Fish and chip aficionados; friends; family; kids

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    This is London’s ultimate grease fix, whether you’re looking for a calorific afternoon snack, late night bite, or hangover remedy.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    The dingy decor could use a refresher, the service needs to cheer up, the drinks menu can use some help, and some of the wackier non-fish-and-chips items on the menu need to go (especially the ones that look like they’ve been sitting in the display case since the 70s revamp).

    GOOD TO KNOW

    The portions are smaller for eat-ins–go for takeaway if it’s a sunny day.

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