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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.

Fish & chips in Mayfair

The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

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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The Mayfair Chippy - A British Classic

24 Comments

  • Honey @ The Girl Next Shore 22nd October 2017 at 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!

  • Connie 23rd October 2017 at 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!

    • Mitzie 23rd October 2017 at 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!

  • Jon 23rd October 2017 at 8:29 am

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

  • Angie 23rd October 2017 at 8:36 am

    Oh nw this looks like a fun night out!!

  • Emma 23rd October 2017 at 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!

  • The Purley Girly 23rd October 2017 at 9:41 am

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

  • Helen 23rd October 2017 at 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 🙂

  • Dean of Little Steps 23rd October 2017 at 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 🙂

  • Cathy Glynn 23rd October 2017 at 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

  • Eppie 23rd October 2017 at 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!

  • Aaron (@1dish4theroad) 23rd October 2017 at 5:11 pm

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

  • Ana De- Jesus 23rd October 2017 at 11:57 pm

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

  • Kara 24th October 2017 at 7:10 am

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

  • Zoe 24th October 2017 at 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.

  • Claire 24th October 2017 at 8:07 am

    What a beautiful place. The food looks amazing:)

    I would love to visit.

  • Newcastle Family Life 24th October 2017 at 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

  • five little doves 24th October 2017 at 5:38 pm

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

  • Leona 25th October 2017 at 4:20 am

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

  • Hannah 25th October 2017 at 5:33 am

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

  • Charlotte 25th October 2017 at 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

  • DJT @ Thinking Thrifty 25th October 2017 at 7:00 pm

    This looks soooooo good!!! My other half and I would love this place!

  • Perrine - Ola Banana 2nd March 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Love the restaurant, it looks so cute & trendy! And all that food looks so delicious :O

    Perrine
    http://www.ola-banana.com

    • Sima Sthanakiya 3rd March 2018 at 12:25 pm

      It was all pretty yummy. You must go if you’re ever in the area.

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