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The Laughing Halibut

38 Strutton Ground | just south of St James Park tube station Scotland Yard exitr, London SW1P 2HR, England
+44 20 7799 2844
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“halibut” (99 reviews)
“mushy peas” (18 reviews)
11:15 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Fast food, British
38 Strutton Ground | just south of St James Park tube station Scotland Yard exitr, London SW1P 2HR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant’s name aptly describes it. The simple decor ensures the diners’ attention lies entirely on the food. We chose fried halibut and chips and the halibut was delicious. The batter was tasty and the fish was not greasy. The chips were plentiful and yummy....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Laughing Halibut is popular with the business crowd. The restaurant entrance gets gummed up with the takeaway orders, but there is seating once you are inside. This place is fast, and specializes in Fish and Chips. The kids said the chicken nuggets were great!

Thank wantingbetterservice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfectly cooked fish, excellent mushy peas, and really good chips . I actually don't like chips here in London, but that isn't their fault. What really impressed me was the senses of humor aand patience displayed by every server in the place. I am not...More

Thank Wineknut
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I ate here for lunch after a walking tour at the recommendation of our guide. Small restaurant at the end of pedestrian walk. If the line is long, they may be there for take away...be sure and ask. Helpful waitress who was glad...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted fish and chips for lunch and looked through the reviews of most every one in London. Decided on the Laughing Halibut. When we arrived, there was a daunting line trailing outside the door but someone heard us debating that and told us there are...More

Thank drdon50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh, authentic fish & chips in the city! Cod and rock is a must! The staff is very friendly, been here since 1982 :)

Thank adriennh2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some very disappointing fish & chips at a pub at the beginning of my London visit. During a previous visit to the UK some years ago I had really good fish & chips at different places, so I was a little concerned that...More

Thank MGG56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the traditional fish & chips very much. We ate in the restaurant side of the establishment. There were a wide array of choices of fish type and portion sizes. There were also other meat choices and, I believe, some vegetarian choices. The restaurant...More

Thank midwestmaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like coming to this chips shop because the fish is so fresh the staff are friendly the best fish and chip shop in london i hightly recommend it. everything is so fresh

Thank may002015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food in here, traditional fish and chip shop style food. Can sit down or get it to take away. I sat in, they didn’t have a table available at the time but quickly found us one. Reasonable prices in here as well.

Thank Connor W
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29 January 2017|
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Response from killabunnie | Reviewed this property |
Only one plate (cod) was not breaded but it was fried in the same oil as the other.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:15 AM - 8:00 PM
11:15 AM - 8:00 PM
11:15 AM - 8:00 PM
11:15 AM - 8:00 PM
11:15 AM - 8:00 PM
11:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Strutton Ground | just south of St James Park tube station Scotland Yard exitr, London SW1P 2HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighbourhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7799 2844
Typical fish and chip restaurant and takeaway in the heart of Westminster.
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