A Guide to London's Classic Cafes and Fish & Chips Shops provides a considered and tasteful look at London's finest classic cafes ad fish & chip shops, offering a culinary tour of the capital's traditional, retro and more understated food scene.
Taking a detailed look at the city’s classic cafes and fish & chip shops--by way of the food and drink served, to the decor and style maintained by these particularly British establishments--the book touches on the cultural history of the institutions featured, as well as providing an up-to-date overview of London’s best and most loved cafes and ‘chippies’.
Each classic cafe and fish & chip shop is evocatively documented with specially commissioned photography and carefully selected examples of the signature menus, signage and other ephemera specific to these cherished bastions of British culture. Such seminal favorites as the ‘full English’, bangers and mash and jellied eels, to pollock and chips, mushy peas, whitebait and the pickled gherkin are celebrated.
With more than 50 establishments covered, A Guide to London’s Classic Cafes and Fish & Chip Shops is an essential reference guide for anyone interested in the capital’s traditional and ‘classic’ foodie culture.
Features an introduction by author, food writer and broadcaster Simon Majumdar who has written for The Guardian, The Times and many food websites as well as appearing regularly on TV on the Food Network.