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Golden Union Fish Bar

#377 of 17,928 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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38 Poland Street, London W1F 7LY, England
11:30 - 22:00
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found our chips were nice but were very tasteless - perhaps it was because of the oil. My partner had cod which he found very greasy, but said the curry sauce was very nice. I had saveloy which was okay... can't really say much more than that. Going off off of the reviews we had read on here we... More 

Thank NuttyClaire
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came highly recommended but I found the fish and chips too greasy, heavy, and without a lot of flavor!

Thank Louay
Daejeon, South Korea
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I and my mother were heading to Oxford Circus and I was craving for fish and chips so we looked online for a restaurant and found this place. First impressions on the interior are honestly, it doesn't look too authentic because the interior looks like its based from an American diner and doesn't feel British but it's not a... More 

Thank Tommy J
Rye, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at the Golden Union. In short - it was excellent! The fish was really fresh, perfectly cooked and service was just as you would expect. It is just off Oxford Street and therefore seems to attracts a mainly tourist trade, but hardened locals will find this well worth a visit too!

Thank Adam-Rye-UK
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my parter found this place on TripAdvisor and thought it seem like a good stop dinner lovely little place food was lovely but a little over priced if your eating in but the portion are worth it.

Thank Paula A
Nicosia, Cyprus
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their prices are a bit high compared to their service and menus. You can also find the same flavor elsewhere.

Thank Osman Ö
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have found it here on TripAdvisor and boy.. this did not leave us stranded... I think I can not compare it with other Fish & Chips places but I can say that this place is GOOD. The portion size is heavy, big.. I suggest you share it. the fish is awesome, the chips as well. Forget healthy food.. this... More 

Thank Vacarini
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I knew Poppies very well which is excellent but this one is also VERY good! well located and cheap, go there!

Thank Valentin N
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I'm no expert, but it's the best fish and chips I have had. I loved the haddock, and the others preferred the cod. Great service.

Thank Scubalinkan
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went there for dinner and surely servings were huge. Fish was rather tasty and homemade chips were really good. What I didn't like though, was the amount of crumbing on that fish. At both ends there was almost no fish at all, just crumbing. It was a bit annoying, but apart from that the meal was ok. I had... More 

Thank Anita M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Poland Street, London W1F 7LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: 442074341933
This traditional fish and chip restaurant has received great reviews from the critics. locals and tourists alike. With afternoon offers and home made pies and sides, this restaurant is a must for anyone who lives or is visiting London. Set in the heart of Soho the restaurant is clean and viberant, with a post war 50s decor and a great set of staff providing the best service.

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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