The Crown, London, WC1A 1BL, 20 December 2014

Hey!!!! Double fish and chips this weekend, celebrating festive season with fish and chips at good old Samuel Smith, The Crown at new Oxford street.

Love Samuel Smith, cheap and cheerful.

Love Samuel Smith, cheap and cheerful.

I think their beers are generally good, however, my friend,  describes his cider “suffering from severe diminishing marginal utility of satisfaction”…….whatever…….he said his cider was not good and told that to the nice barman! Harsh!!!!  Though surprisingly (or not), he didn’t seem mind.

There were some OAP’s making happy noise in downstairs though upstairs is quiet and nice dining area.  We moved on to the upstairs for our Fish and Chips.

All pub classics are covered, pies, burgers, etc.  Hand-Battered Fish & Cips, cod fillet served with chips, garden or mushy peas and tartar sauce £8.95

All pub classics are covered, pies, burgers, etc. Hand-Battered Fish & Chips, cod fillet served with chips, garden or mushy peas and tartar sauce £8.95

Wow, I felt so refreshing to see £8.95, after paying £13.95 only 24 hours ago. Staggering 36% cheaper for the practically the same dish.  Let’s see if food was 36% worse.

First impression, A small portion.  This may be an OAP portion.  Understandable, you must target to your main audience.

First impression, a small portion. This may be an OAP portion. Understandable, you must target to your main audience.

Served on the paper which is mimicing news paper.  This is a bit naff!

Served on a paper which is mimicing newspaper.  I understand you would like to create “traditional” feature.    Unfortunately, your intention was not achieved.  This is a bit naff!

1. Fish 7/10.  Not bad at all, perfectly executed, fish was moist and cooked through, I had a good feeling this is fresh, not frozen.  Batter was nothing special, then again, you could say “traditional”, no strange herbs or any funky twist which quite frankly, not necessary.

2. Chips 5/10.  Ah, they were lukewarm!!! Shame as they were not bad chips but I must reflect this on the score.  Nobody expect lukewarm chips in a cold winter night at a cozy pub!

3. Mushy peas 3/10.  Yes they was mushy peas as it says on the tin, this was without doubt, straight from the tin.

I must highlight, the lovely waiter asked me if I would like an “extra” sauce upon ordering.  I asked for mayonnaise.  Then, I received mayonnaise INSTEAD OF tartar source.

Overall score 6/10 for good effort.  I did not suffer from severe diminishing marginal utility of satisfaction, for sure.

Good night!

24. December 2014 by myprice
Categories: Fish & Chip Reviews | Tags: , , , | 2 comments

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