5D/4N Backpacking London Without A Tour – Free & Easy (Part 9) : Sutton and Sons Traditional British Fish & Chips at BOXPARK, Shoreditch

Fish, chips and mushy peas – there is nothing more British than fish and chips! 😉 A must eat when in London, the deep-fried chips and fish in crispy beer batter, smothered in salt and soused with vinegar is a favourite among the locals and visitors.

My sister and I had our very first traditional British fish and chips at Sutton and Sons and are addicted to the dish ever since.


Sutton and Sons Fish & Chips

My sister and I are grateful to have discovered one of London’s best fish and chips restaurants by chance – Sutton and Sons. We were looking for a place to have our dinner in Shoreditch, East London. Earlier, we saw an interesting place by the name of BOXPARK and decided to check it out. That was where we found Sutton and Sons Fish & Chips. 😉

Sutton and Sons is owned and run by husband and wife team Danny and Hana Sutton. Their first restaurant opened in 2011. To date, there are 3 Sutton and Sons restaurants – Stoke Newington High Street, Shoreditch and Islington, United Kingdom.

Sutton and Sons serves high quality fish fillets, deep-fried in their own beer batter or grilled to perfection. Besides fish and chips, they also serve tempura prawns, battered calamari, breaded whitebait, fish cake, burgers, and pies. Have a look at their menu and price here. 😀


Sutton and Sons Fish & Chips pop-up restaurant at BOXPARK, Shoreditch
A colourful space for visitors to dine and mingle at BOXPARK, Shoreditch


Of Crispy Fish & Chips, Beer Batter, Vinegar & Mushy Peas

What makes the traditional British fish and chips different and taste better than the rest is the use of beer in their batter. The carbon dioxide bubbles in the beer make the batter expand when deep-fried, thus giving it a light and crisp texture.

The beer also enhances the flavour of the deep fried fish, giving it a distinctive taste. A sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of vinegar is all it takes to make it a highly addictive dish. 😀 Served with a generous portion of sides such as chips, mushy peas or salad, traditional British fish and chips are irresistible.

My sister and I had the deep-fried haddock in crispy batter (£6.75) served with chips (£2) and home-made tartar sauce (£0.25) each. Salt, pepper and vinegar are provided for free. For our drinks, we bought coconut and honeydew-flavoured milk tea with tapioca pearls topping at £3.50 each from Milk Tea & Pearl, also at BOXPARK.


Traditional British fish and chips at Sutton and Sons, BOXPARK, Shoreditch
Coconut and honeydew-flavoured milk tea from Milk Tea & Pearl at BOXPARK, Shoreditch


The Verdict

The deep-fried haddock fillet in crispy beer batter was moist and flaky on the inside, whereas the hand-cut chips were the best we ever tasted!! Scrumptious we would say!! Overall, we had a satisfying traditional British fish and chips meal at Sutton and Sons. 😀


A must eat when in London is the British’s traditional fish and chips served with vinegar. The deep-fried fish in crispy batter was moist and flaky on the inside, whereas the chips were the best we’ve ever tasted!


BOXPARK – A Unique Shopping & Dining Destination

BOXPARK is a unique shopping and dining destination in Shoreditch, East London. It is also the world’s first pop-up mall and a hub for creative expressions and such. Various cool and fun events are held on a regular basis at BOXPARK for visitors to participate and enjoy. 🙂

BOXPARK is constructed of stripped and refitted shipping containers that create unique, low cost pop-up stores featuring local and international fashion and lifestyle brands, galleries, cafés and restaurants.

The retail outlets at BOXPARK are open from Monday to Saturday (11am–7pm) and Sunday (12pm–6pm), whereas the food and drinks outlets are open from Monday to Saturday (8am–11pm) and Sunday (10am–10pm). Do visit it if you are in Shoreditch, East London.


BOXPARK in Shoreditch, East London
The busy street in front of BOXPARK in Shoreditch, East London
Various retail stores at BOXPARK, Shoreditch
A GAP retail store at BOXPARK, Shoreditch
Open space for visitors to enjoy their meal or relax at BOXPARK in Shoreditch, East London


Sutton and Sons Fish & Chips


Address: 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6GY, UK
Email: info@boxpark.co.uk


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