The Tally Ho, North Finchley, London N12 0BP, 5 March 2022

Yo, I am craving for a fish and chips – so here we are at the Tally Ho, North Finchley.

Menu clearly states Hand-battered Cod and Chips £8.49

Great price – amazing in fact, considering the current cost of living crisis – then at the time ordering, we were informed this is now not cod but POLLOCK.  Pollock is of course known for a cheaper alternative to the cod – well at least we were informed.

First impression – PALE foods on the plate

Notably big proportion of mashy peas

  1. Fish – 2/10  If I am being honest, fish itself is actually absolutely fine – I have no issue with Pollock – however execution is extremly poor – batter is pale – felt undercooked, soggy, too thick
  2. Chips 2/10  Each piece of chips is small, and reminds me “edge” – slightly soggy and cold and the portion is small
  3. Mushy peas – 2/10 When I took the first bite, I was not sure what to make of them – the texture is  mushy- but there is no “intention” but almost like they became mushy by mistake – some bitter taste not sure where this come from…

Over all 2/10 – but what can I say? we ordered 2 fish and chips – unlike showing the menu (£8.49) it was £7.49 per dish.  Then they gave us discount of £5.49 for buying 2.  This make it £4.75 per dish….

Lesson learnt, when I crave for a fish and chips, I won’t come here – but fully acknowledge that they do what they have to do to accommodate challenges the hospitality sector facing at moment and for the foreseeable future.

Good night!

11. March 2022 by myprice
Categories: Fish & Chip Reviews | Comments Off on The Tally Ho, North Finchley, London N12 0BP, 5 March 2022