There’s no shortage of summer pop-ups in London – just when you thought you’d seen them all, another pop-up opens. From cat cafes and cereal bars to gourmet pretzels and bespoke ice creams, there’s a pop up to suit everyone. Pop ups make London life even more fun (and random) for everyone, and lately we’ve been herring a lot about The Notting Gill Chippy – the gourmet Fish & Chips pop-up in Notting Hill.
With a menu offering curried-spiced batter fish & chips with mango chutney and lentil dahl, and Lobster filled doughnuts, prepare to be hooked..
For the month of August, Kensington Place is home to pop-up The Notting Gill Chippy, the restaurant’s very first fish and chips pop-up. Located on Kensington Church Street, just off the main restaurant, the pop-up has been getting Londoners and tourists alike hooked on Chef Tim Peirson’s creative interpretations of Britain’s classic Fish & Chips.
Surfing the trend of new-wave chippies, Chef Tim has introduced the Lobster Thermi-Bun – a savoury doughnut deliciously crammed with velvety lobster thermidor sauce. The menu also includes inventive dishes such as Bitter & Twisted Scampi, freshly made with whisky-cask-matured Harviestoun Brewery golden ale to boost the batter’s flavour, and Curried-Spiced Batter Fish & Chips with mango chutney and lentil dahl.
Traditionalists can opt for Classic Fish & Chips with tartare sauce and mushy peas as well as Fish Finger Butty with Spicy Ketchup, in between Consommarys and White Snappers – the pop-up signature cocktails – made with Chase smoked vodka and Chase Gin, respectively.
Draft beer aficionados will quench their thirst with Harviestoun Schiehallion lager and Bitter and Twisted ale. With a delicious selection of seafood dishes on offer, and a charming seaside inspired interior, The Notting Gill Chippy is the place to go for a quick dip into seaside life. If you’re in the mood for a challenge, try their Man vs Fish Challenge “Codzilla” – anyone who is able to eat all of the offering within 30 minutes will get the whole meal free (but beware – for those unable to conquer it will have to foot the £50 bill). Dine inside, sit outside, or take your lobster doughnuts with you for a picnic in the park – any fin is possible.