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Kennedy's British Restaurant

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by Anna S (subscribe)
Writer living in South West London
Published March 15th 2012

Kennedy's are arguably the best fish and chip shop in South West London. I would happily argue this until blue in the face.

Streatham Kennedy's has a fantastic location, based just over the road from Streatham Hill mainline station (although there is also one on Goswell Road, 15 minutes from the West End)

Its golden signage can be seen glinting at you persuasively from much further down the High Road. Walking past it repeatedly is always difficult, as there is always a smell of freshly-fried chips lingering nearby.

As chippies go, this one is really nice to wait for your food in. Bright and clean with light tiles on the walls, there's a huge menu to gawp at, showing that they can, and do, go beyond the signature dish to offer pies (unbelievably good and definitely worth trying), sausages, and other daily specials.

The staff are excellently turned out in professional-looking aprons and are efficient and friendly. Kennedy's does get very busy, especially from about 7pm and even more so on Friday and Saturday nights, but they are well-prepared for this and it is definitely worth the wait (normally no longer than 5 or 10 minutes anyway).

The cod is succulent and fleshy, with big white flakes, the batter somehow managing to not a) stick to its wrapping and b) retain a crispness that belied the fact that there was no extra grease on my plate. The chips were perfect; fat, slightly soggy, with some crisp ones thrown into the mix. Everything was golden and the total for two medium cod with one large chips, mushy peas and gravy came to just under 15. Pretty good for a night in with a blockbuster DVD from up the road, if you compare that with an evening out in a restaurant.

Sometimes, if I am feeling really lazy, I call them in advance to place my order so it is quicker to pick up when you get there and no queue!

020 8769 1003

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Why? Fish and Chips at their best
When: Every day
Where: Streatham Hill and Goswell Road
Cost: 2 and up depending how hungry you are
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