Top chef loves George’s fish and chips
French gourmet chef Alain Ducasse, who runs Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, has rated Golborne’s own George’s Portobello Fish Bar as the second best fish and chip shop in London. The Evening Standard reported that Ducasse had gone undercover to find the capital’s best chippie.
George’s, previously endorsed as outstanding by Jamie Oliver, missed the top fish-frying spot by a whisker, or a fin, to the Sea Shell on Lisson Grove.
Mr Ducasse’s London restaurant, which boasts three Michelin stars, is located at the luxury Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. Three courses from the a la carte menu there will knock you back £75 before you’ve even thought about wine, mineral water or a tip. Dishes include Wild duck, hen pheasant and foie gras terrine with pickled vegetables, or Sauté gourmand of lobster girolles and truffled chicken quenelles with homemade pasta (that one’s an extra tenner).
George’s, on the other hand, offers a bag of delicious, freshly cooked chips for £1.50 or fish and chips with mushy peas for a fiver. And you don’t have to tip.
George’s Portobello Fish Bar
329 Portobello Road, W10 5SA