Rock & Sole Plaice
47 Endell Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9AJ
Sometimes only a good old-fashioned plate of fish and chips will do. And this Covent Garden chippy offers just that, in cheery surroundings that include a raft of al fresco wooden benches and tables on the street where you can feast on your fish supper while watching the world go by. Indoors is cosy, with marine-themed murals and dogeared theatreland photos to liven up the walls. Good fish and chips are becoming rarer and rarer, so it’s a relief to find that at Rock & Sole Plaice the fish is juicy, the batter crispy, and the chips fat and golden. Mushy peas fans will delight in the bright green delicacy on offer here, and you can even branch out from your standard cod and chips to skate or plaice, should you be feeling daring. Bear in mind, though, that this is central London – prices aren’t low.