Kerbisher and Malt – hailed as the best fish and chip shop to hit London.
Ever since they opened their doors I’ve been wanting to go but just never got round to it.
So, expectations were high for my first visit and I should probably tell you that I consider myself quite the connoisseur in batter tasting. My heart was stolen a long time mushy peas – I would eat them everyday if I could.
Not wanting to miss out on anything, I got slightly carried away, intoxicated by the waft of malt vinegar, and ordered battered plaice with tartare sauce, calamari, pickled onion rings, chips and of course mushy peas. Whilst some may have been defeated by such an extensive ordering regime…we weren’t and ate the whole lot.
This was actually a big moment for me. It was the first time I’ve been in a fish and chip shop and I haven’t ordered a battered sausage as a snack to enjoy whilst perusing the menu. Trying to be healthier. Although what I actually ate wasn’t exactly the meal of a health-nut, but little victories!
The inside has the feel of a cool American diner, in a good way, and feels like your local chippy with a glamorous make over. Now that Winter has firmly arrived, it’s time to put on those obligatory extra pounds that the cold weather necessitates.
If you are ever in the neighbourhood, or even if you aren’t, Kerbisher and Malt is well worth a visit. The hype is well deserved and it was everything a good fish and chip shop should be and more. The peas were a particular highlight, but then they always are. The chips were not bad, cod do batter. Only joking – they were insanely good.
I’m already planning my next visit.
164 Shepherds Bush Road
London W6 7PB