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Review: Blackheath Fish and Chips, Blackheath Village
I LOVE takeaways but don’t like paying over the odds for food in general.
In fact, my favourite takeaway restaurant from my university days in Portsmouth knocked out sausage and chips for a student-friendly 90p.
I wasn’t optimistic I’d find the same meal for the same price in Blackheath Village but with a craving for battered sausage and chips, I got off the train hopeful.
Opposite the station I found Blackheath Fish and Chips, which was advertising ‘the best deals in town.’
There’s no eating in - it’s simply a small, smartly-furnished fish bar with a colourful menu on the wall advertising everything from chicken meals to jacket potatoes.
I ordered my sausage and chips, parting with an amicable £3.60, that's £1.90 for the chips and £1.70 for the jumbo battered sausage.
It was £2.50 more than I’d pay on the south-coast but I guess I’ll put that down to London weighting.
Service was quick and when I peeled open the wrapping five-minutes later the portion was decently-sized and still hot.
This was a proper, greasy takeaway meal yet still incredibly tasty.
One of my pet takeaway hates is stodgy, under-cooked chips but these were great - crispy, freshly-cooked and full of taste.
I could feel my arteries clogging up as I devoured the meal but it tasted so good I didn’t really care.
When I next find myself heading to London in need of some grub, I’d stop off here again.
How Blackheath Fish and Chips rated
FOOD *** - greasy and full of taste, especially the chips.
SERVICE *** - nothing amazing but did the job quickly.
INTERIOR/DECOR *** - it’s a chip shop, nice and clean however.
Address: Blackheath Fish and Chips, 1 Blackheath Village, London SE3 9LA