The Fellow, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AA, 9 May 2019

Good evening, refreshing spring evening, we jumped into The Fellow, Kings Cross at 9:55pm, thirsty, hungry and desperate.  We then told the kitchen will be closed dead on 10pm, absolutely no flexibility.  By then, it was 9:56pm.  4 MINUTES LEFT TO ORDER.   Of course, Fish and chips without seeing the menu, even before order the pint.  Made it, before 10pm!

Then, my thirst was addressed. However, a bit disappointing Amstel, mediocre in every way, temperature, sharpness, a bit flat side….

Then, I studied the menu (food already ordered), Young’s beer-battered cod, triple-cooked chips, mushy peas, pickled onion, chili vinegar 15.5….! 15.5! Shocking.

Also, reading menu was such a hard work, these wordy description of fish and chips in tiny old fashioned typeface in the very dark pub, is this to disguise the unreasonable pricing?

First impression, brilliant!!!! So hungry!!

  1. Fish  7/10 : It was so dark, very difficult to see the foods.  I knew batter felt really hard, only now I know from the above photo that it was overcooked.  Fish was fresh but yes, slightly overcooked so dry.  But good position size.
  2. Chips 10/10  : Totally impressive.  Chunky chips are definitely cooked from scratch, so hot and mouth watering, very satisfactory carbohydrate loading!  Skin on, vitamin C well preserved!
  3. Mushy peas 9/10 : Delicious, minty, buttery and a lot of it! Love them!  This is a very good example of how to make healthy vegetables into calorific unhealthy side dish.

Overall good food, shame it was expensive and too dark to see them.  With the mediocre served beer, I don’t think I will be back, but thank you for not turn down the last minutes order!!!

Cheers!

17. May 2019 by myprice
Categories: Fish & Chip Reviews | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Hi Mina,

    Love the reviews! I’m also a fish and chips aficionado, but for my day job, I write about wine, beer, and spirits. I’m currently writing an article about beer-battered fish and chips, and would love to include your insight for our readers. Would you be interested in setting up an interview?

    Look forward to hearing back from you.

    Cheers,
    Tim

    • Hi Tim, thank you for your interest, you absolutely spotted the right person. Bring on an interview, I will give you a whole lecture on Fish and Chips. Cheers!