Getting fish and chips just right is not as easy as it sounds. The fish can be too dry and boney, the batter too greasy and soggy, likewise for the chips (or worse: reheated in oil). But for London’s premier Kosher fish restaurant these dangers are non-existent. Based in Hendon, White Fish is an oasis of fresh fishy heaven. Run by Jacques Marciano and his wife under the authority of the London Beth Din, the restaurant, with its pleasantly cosy modern decor, has a real family atmosphere. Here fish, in all its forms, is king. From real traditional fish and chips to ‘catch of the day’ grilled and from expertly prepared tempura/sushi platters (a feast for the eyes even before the food reaches your mouth) to authentic Thai Curry variations, everything is 100% fresh and succulently tasty.
On our visit we had some very nice fish cakes (crispy and not too dry) and fish soup (very delicate) for starters. This was followed by a superb Thai red curry with plenty of flavour, prepared with just the right amount of coconut and spices. The chef knows what he’s doing. We also had a ‘piece de resistance’ Cod fish and chips which demonstrated how good simple food can be when prepared with know-how and care. The grilled and sushi dishes looked amazing too and we look forward to tasting them on our next visit.
There is a very affordable £11.95 lunch menu. Takeaway and local delivery are also available. Or, if you are looking for an impressive caterer for your next event, this is a fabulous opportunity to impress your guests.
With generous portions and friendly staff, White Fish is equally perfect for a family outing as well as a tête-tête dinner for two. Nothing fishy about this place. Just honest, great food made by people who care.
10-12 Bell Lane
Hendon, NW4 2AD
Tel: 020 8203 6364 / 020 8202 8780
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 14:30 and 17:00 – 22:30
Friday: Closed Winter Months
Saturday: 1 hour after Shabbat goes out
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:30