The Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley, London, N2 8AB, 21 August 2015
Hooray! Love Friday again, here we are at the Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley, having cheeky pint again!
Cracking on my study of Fish and chips. Bear battered cod, triple cooked chips, mashy peas, tartare sauce £12.50. Oh, 9% (£1.00) higher than a neighbouring pub, bullish!
We were sitting directly opposite (in some distance) of the open kitchen, I could see my Fish and Chips was awaiting to be served for at least 3-4 minutes, and I believe a chef noticed my “line of sight”, he looked uncomfortable, guruuuuuuu…..
- Fish 6/10 Unremarkable. Batter far too thick.
- Chips 5/10, Disappointed result by the effect of triple cooked. Too much frying made them bloody too hard, too much cooking!!! You need to keep simple.
- Mashy peas 5/10. Dried surface due to sitting under the light while waiting to be served and very stingy portion.
Overall 5.5/10, Bullish pricing which was not justifiable.
Previously one of my many fans commented that I am mad trying to find good fish and chips in pubs. Now, looking back my previous posts, I am beginning to think I may be trying to find something which does not exist.
But, but but but, I decided to continue my journey. I am determined. This can be a long journey but one day, I will be having my perfect fish and chip and cold lager on my hand. Then you will share my joy!