REVIEW: United Chip, Clerkenwell
http://vantagehsi.com/motivation-plus-help-your-best-health-formula/ 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.
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.
http://cakebysadiesmith.co.uk/2015/07/ 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.
http://iggygarcia.com/?p=483 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.