Best Fish and Chips in London: Rock and Sole Plaice

16 September, 2009

London Rock and Sole Plaice

According to the owners of Rock and Sole Plaice, this Endell Street eatery is the 3rd Fish & Chip shop to open in London since Fish & Chips was introduced in 1861 and serves the “Best Fish and Chips” in the area.

I didnt know that there are so many different types of Fish & Chips: Cod, Rock, Haddock, Plaice, Skate.  Not quite sure what they means, we based our orders on Lonely Planet recommendations to try their Skate Fish and Chips.

The cost for a sit-down meal of Fish & Chips is at least £11.  However if you order a takeaway Fish & Chips, it cost as little as £8.  There is a clause in the menu that stated that they have right to charge a “store fee” on persons who occupied a seat but did not order any food, during peak hours – rather unfriendly rules but understandable since the outlet is quite small and popular.

Fish and Chips

We rate London Rock and Sole Plaice:

  • Food (Fish Crispy and Batter Mix just nice – not too fat or soggy):          3.5/5
  • Ambiance (Small busy outlet – quite noisy):                                                      3/5
  • Service (Fast but servers quite unfriendly):                                                       2.5/5
  • Location (about 10-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube):                   3/5
  • Value (quite expensive – £10+ for fish and chips):                                         3/5

Map of London Rock and Sole Plaice

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

Comments (6)

  • euniceReply

    16 September, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    wow the fish n chips look good.. though seems oily.. I’ve not been to the UK before and ppl told me fish n chips is the more affordable meal ..
    .-= eunice´s last blog ..makan ur heart out =-.

    • ZhiqiangReply

      16 September, 2009 at 2:43 pm

      @eunice, Their fish and chips ain’t very oily and it is quite affordable especially if you takeaway – u can save about 2-3 pounds.

  • JohnReply

    4 October, 2009 at 1:15 am

    The Rock and Sole Palaice is known for being a tourist trap and doesn’t have good F&C to boot.

    Plus who in the world would eat at a 5 pound buffet -for the price you paid there are so many better places to eat in London.

    • ZhiqiangReply

      4 October, 2009 at 8:46 am

      @John, thanks for sharing. Unfortunately for me, being a tourist in London for only 3 days, I could not afford the luxury of sourcing around for value-for-money meals and thus have to rely heavily on guidebooks.

      If you have any recommendations for good London food, I would greatly appreciate it if you could share with my readers such info. 🙂

  • William K WallaceReply

    28 September, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I think you need to change the title of this article to ‘Not The Best Fish and Chips In London. And John is correct 8 quid for what you got was a rip off mate…but I know it ain’t easy being a tourist trying finding good places to eat.

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