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REVIEW: United Chip, Clerkenwell

united chip clerkenwell road

WHAT? Sustainable, line-caught fish and chips (crunchy and golden, every time) in a thoroughly modern chippie, sandwiched between Barbican and Angel.

United Chip makes big promises, using only freshly delivered, ethically-sourced produce and entirely biodegradable packaging and cutlery. The idea is to turbocharge your Friday night fish supper: healthier sunflower oil replaces traditional greasy batters, pork sausages hail from a family-run farm in Suffolk and the sauces are homemade and plentiful. Even the cooking oil gets turned into biofuel when they’re finished.

united chip clerkenwell road

Can it beat a traditional chippy, though? The answer is yes, and then some. All your favourites remain on the menu (Atlantic cod, haddock or pollock and chips are between £7 and £13.50) plus some stand-out extras – we’d recommend the towering soft shell crab burger with lettuce and pickles then slathered with Bangkok mayonnaise (£12.40) and panko breadcrumbed halloumi (£7.50).

A huge chip butty in a floured bap with Cornish salted butter will set you back £4, and a homemade fish finger sandwich with lettuce and tartare sauce is £7.50. After 3pm, you can walk away with a cone of chips, calamari or breaded scampi, which we can vouch is lightly battered and delicious.

united chip clerkenwell road

WHY GO? There’s a lovely little booze selection, from cute bottles of Ca’ di Rajo DOC extra dry Prosecco to draught and craft beers, wine and Fino sherry.

united chip clerkenwell road

ANYTHING ELSE? Sauce lovers will adore the free dips – everything’s homemade, from the tartare to the Bangkok mayo (made with Thai curry paste and coriander), sweet chilli, aioli, and a classic curry sauce, blended to goopy perfection using a special blend of spices, coconut milk and double cream.

united chip clerkenwell road

DETAILS: 5 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PA / info@unitedchip.co.uk / Unitedchip.co.uk Sign-Up To FashionBite’s Weekly News

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