100 Favorite Dishes, No. 73: Fish and Chips at the Londoner

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I'm likely done with the Londoner till the Premier League kicks off again, but when it does I'm headed right back for another plate of these fish and chips.

The Londoner's version sports a thick, crispy crust that's not too oily, which encases dense cod that breaks apart into massive, meaty flakes. Chips play more than a supporting role with a generous portion of potatoes cooked just right.

The results are a plate that eats heartily while leaving you feeling (mostly) guilt-free.
Come to think about it, who needs soccer on the TV as a backdrop to fish and chips. The evenings are still cool, and the Londoner boasts an awesome front porch-turned-patio. Seems like a good place to watch the Rangers, actually. OK, shit, I'll see you there tomorrow night.

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No. 90: Ginger Soy Baby Back Ribs at Tei Tei Robata
No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
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No. 86: The Roast Chicken At Bolsa
No. 85: Chicken-Fried Egg at Union Bear
No. 84: Brisket Tacos At Manny's
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No. 82: The Oxtail Ragout at Central 214
No. 81: The Italian Beef At Jimmy's
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No. 78: Sweet Shrimp At Yutaka
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No. 75: Pepper Bomb At Goodfriend
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Location Info

The Londoner Pub - CLOSED

2929 Thomas Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Last time I had FnC was at the Tipperary (maybe a year ago ???).  They didn't use faux newspaper.


No, it's just the faux-newspaper printed on parchment paper specifically just for fish n chips. They use them in the UK now too. Can't believe that if you've eaten a fish n chips anytime in the last 5 years, you hadn't seen it.

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Do you get a free Fish & Chips platter if you order in English, a-la Pizza Patron's "order in Spanish for free pie" promotion? Cuz' that would be pretty cool. ...and might the same folks that went batshit over the Spanish thing at PP freak out about that?


Do they really serve the FnC on newspaper; as indicated in your photshot? I can't imagine that is a good thing, no matter how quaint it might seem.


Actually, I think The Londoner's fish and chips are just okay. Fillmore Pub in Plano puts it to shame. Now, the chicken and chips ... those are special.

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