The Mayfair Chippy – A British Classic

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Fish and chips. Three words that scream foodie nostalgia and comfort. Well actually let’s be honest- the Curious Veggie was always going to focus on the chips. Those fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside (with just the right amount of greasiness) potatoey morsels of joy. 

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

I have vivid memories of tip-toeing to see above the high counter crowded with glass jars of pickled gherkins, eggs and plastic salt and vinegar shakers. Waiting in anticipation for the paper wrapped chips smothered with salt, drenched in vinegar and devoured with a two-pronged wooden fork. Bliss – You just can’t beat chips from a proper chippy.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

When a bon voyage meet up for Connie with Manasi and Mitzie was on the cards. There was only one way to give the Kiwi heading for Far Eastern shores a great British send off with a dash of style – The Mayfair Chippy of course!

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Serving quintessentially British fayre in contemporary surroundings, there are subtle local chippy echoes visible in this small stylish establishment –  white tiles, chequerboard floor and bottles of Sarsons on the table. Although being served prosecco on arrival well and truly crowned it the ‘posh’ chippy. I know! The stuff of dreams – Chips & bubbles.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

You can find this gem between Oxford Circus and North Mayfair, it’s conveniently located for tired hungry shoppers too. It boasts an AA Rosette and appears in the Michelin Guide 2018, noteworthy foodie credentials.

The starters selection is varied with Cornish salt and pepper squid, black pudding fritters and hot scotch eggs. Connie and I both opted for salads.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Wrong I know when sat in a chippy, but so right as they scored high on the taste front. Mine was a heritage tomato & asparagus salad with a green pesto like sauce, capers & pine nuts (£6.50). Connie’s Cornish crab salad came with marinated watermelon, avocado & cucumber (£8.50).

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Mitzie continued the decadent theme and ordered three Carlingford rock oysters with a traditional garnish (£7.50) and  a splash of Tabasco.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

The retro prawn cocktail with Cox apples, avocado and lemon (£7) was huge, like all the other starters.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

There is a beer, wine and spirits list too, although the retro sweet cocktails were too much of a temptation for Connie and I.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

The excitement of drinking a childhood favourite in alcoholic form, however, was short-lived. The Sherbet Dip Dab with gin, strawberries, lemon and a sherbet dip dab garnish didn’t live up to expectations. Way too synthetic and dare I say too sweet.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Fish and chips is obviously the main draw with The Mayfair Classic (£15.75). Served on a wooden platter, the gargantuan fried haddock or cod sits in a metal frying basket accompanied with chips, mushy peas, tartar and chip shop curry sauce. The fish was moist, flaky and wrapped in a light batter.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Now all veggies, let me hear you say hallelujah! We have not been forgotten. There is a vegetarian version, served with fried West Sussex Halloumi and an incredible spiced tomato relish. The disappointment was the curry sauce, too sweet for my tastebuds.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

The soft shell crab burger with crab mayonnaise and Mayfair slaw (£13.50), was impressive looking. Mitzie and Manasi both gave it a huge thumbs up.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Oh and let’s just take a moment for the chips covered in Berkswell cheese, spring onions and truffle salt. Utterly divine! They weren’t even mine and I kept finding my hand in them.

We did all struggle to finish our mains, the portions sizes are very generous. I advise you arrive with empty stomachs when you visit.

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

Our full bellies did not deter us from looking at the dessert menu. Full of delectable British puds, Bakewell tart and warm chocolate pudding and sticky toffee pudding sundae to name a few. We finally decided to share an apple and rhubarb crumble with vanilla seed custard (£6.00). The crunchy crumble was perfectly sweetened and the fruit on the right side of tart.

The Mayfair Chippy has certainly given the chip shop a stylish makeover, which may not sit well with some chippy purists. Although once they’re though door the food will certainly change their minds.

Do you have a favourite British classic? Let me know if the comments box below.

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The Mayfair Chippy | 14 North Audley St | Mayfair | London | W1K 6WE

www.mayfairchippy.com

Disclaimer: We were kindly discounted our meal by The Mayfair Chippy. However, all views, opinions and photos, unless otherwise stated are my own and remain a trademark of the Curious Pixie. 

 

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22 Comments

  1. 22nd October 2017 / 11:23 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of fish and chips but these photos made me absolutely crave some! And those salads look pretty decent, too!

  2. 23rd October 2017 / 8:12 am

    I think that will still be my one and only chippy experience on these fair shores… such a fun evening! Thanks again for the send off ladies, it was perfect!

    • 23rd October 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Your welcome my lovely, definitely good fun – glad to have been part of your maiden adventure into British fish and chips (or chups!), hope it sets you off in good stead for your foodie travel adventures!

  3. 23rd October 2017 / 8:29 am

    Some lovely photos here! Making me really want some F&C for tea tonight!!

  4. 23rd October 2017 / 8:36 am

    Oh nw this looks like a fun night out!!

  5. 23rd October 2017 / 8:50 am

    I love a good old fashioned Fish & Chips. We used to go to a chippy round the corner every now and again when I was growing up. This place looks amazing… no chips in newspaper there!

  6. 23rd October 2017 / 9:41 am

    I love the sound and look of the fried halloumi – i love that squeaky cheese so much!

  7. 23rd October 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Wow the food all looks delicious and the Sherbet Cocktail sounds incredible! Fried halloumi is my favourite alternative, as I’m a vegetarian 🙂

  8. 23rd October 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I do love Fish n Chips too and every single food actually on this post looks absolutely delicious especially since I’m also a big fan of prawn cocktail 🙂

  9. 23rd October 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I could happily eat all of those, the food looks so appealing but I too am not sure about those cocktails x

  10. 23rd October 2017 / 4:25 pm

    You just can’t beat a hearty portion of chips! This looks incredible. My dads a big fan so I’ll have to take him!

  11. 23rd October 2017 / 5:11 pm

    You can’t beat good fish ‘n chips, and wow Sima, these look great! And those puds too! x

  12. 23rd October 2017 / 11:57 pm

    Ooh I love the sound of the Mayfair chippy and how it even has veggie options. Your veggie salad looked delicious!

  13. 24th October 2017 / 7:10 am

    That looks like very delicious and very posh fish and chips – I am hungry now

  14. 24th October 2017 / 7:28 am

    I absolutely love good fish and chips. Shame about the curry sauce being too sweet but good they had a veggie option.Finally got a date in the diary to try this new joint out.

  15. 24th October 2017 / 8:07 am

    What a beautiful place. The food looks amazing:)

    I would love to visit.

  16. 24th October 2017 / 11:07 am

    Oh my gosh these look amazing, I would be spoilt for choice on what to order as everything looks so good. x

  17. 24th October 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Oh wow that looks amazing!! I love fish and chips, you cant beat it!

  18. 25th October 2017 / 4:20 am

    I love fish and chips, always order curry sauce too! The soft shell crab also sounds amazing

  19. 25th October 2017 / 5:33 am

    Oh I do love a posh fish and chips ha! Food looks amazing!!

  20. 25th October 2017 / 8:07 am

    I love that this puts a gourmet twist on a british classic! My husband would love it here and he works close by! will have to let him know

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