Gigs Fish & Chips opened in 1958 serving up Fish and Chips to the masses of central London. Located right next to Goodge Street Station its a popular spot for regular visitors and tourists alike. We were warmly welcomed by the really friendly staff who made sure we had a good night – and good food too! Gigs serve up classic fish and chips but also alternatives such as Mediterranean style meze and changing specials such as grilled fish and steak. They have a small restaurant and also a separate take away counter.
Warning…this blog post contains a lot of food! We started with some of their home made dips, made freshly every day served with warm pitta bread. We had a selection of Taramosalata: cod roe, olive oil and lemon, Houmous: chick peas, tahini, olive oil and lemon and Tzantziki: greek yoghurt, cucumber, garlic and mint. Along with that we had some Mixed Olives in olive oil and lemon, the Halloumi and lounza mix and the Sheftalia and Loukanica sausages. The dips were all really tasty, you can tell they’re freshly made as they’re full of flavour. Lounza is a pork loin, it reminds me of thinly sliced gammon, they grill the both over charcoal to get a good smoky flavour. The sausages were packed full of flavour, meaty and herby and gone in seconds!
For the main event we had to try their famous (Metro say one of the top 10 in London!) Cod and chips. We added mushy peas and my favourite curry sauce! The fish was cooked to perfection, flaky and chunky cod loins covered in light crispy batter – which wasn’t oily at all. The curry sauce was awesome, chunky and kind of sweet – I loved it!
Even though were were probably full before we started the mains we were persuaded to try a couple of their deserts. I didn’t expect them to be as good as they were! We tried the Cinnamon and honey hot sponge pudding with ice cream. This was almost like a cinnamon sticky toffee pudding, it was light moist and covered in sticky sauce and the ice cream was great with it. We also tried a great little pot of Raspberry sorbet on top of tasty creamy vanilla ice cream which was really refreshing and zingy.
To wash it all down we had Keo Cypriot beer which I’ve never tried before and really enjoyed. The staff at Gigs can’t do enough for you, you get great service here and watching the regulars and new visitors come and go I could see that everyone gets the same treatment. I’d say visit Gigs not just for great fish and chips but for the great service and surprisingly tasty puds! Plus with cod and chips at just £11.90 how can you say no to that!