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Randall & Aubin is the English Way

The other day I was in Soho and a tourist asked me what was the best place to have fish and chips around there, and struck me out that I didn’t have any clue, simply unacceptable. So I did my research and a good friend and colleague recommended Randall & Aubin.

The Place

Originally a butcher shop, opened in 1911 being one of the famous butchers at that time. But in 1996 James Poulton and Edward Baines saw a huge potential to transform the place into a restaurant keeping some of the original atmosphere, the result one of the best places to eat seafood in the British capital.

Inside 

Memories of a Butcher

Went with an old friend who was visiting, as starter we got the Calamari frites with pimento salsa, one of the best I have had, delicate and succulent. Then for main it was a no brainer for me bring me the traditional fish and chips with the mushy peas, again the flavour there, exquisite. As a side we also got zucchini frites which were quite good.

Calamari

Fish and Chips

Zucchini

Amazing diner, one of the best, and R&A is now one of my favourite restaurants in the capital for seafood. The only complain of my friend was the street view from the restaurant, but she should be used to it as she lives near Amsterdam, nothing more entertaining like an alfresco diner in a hot night in London with a sex shop and the diversity of Soho in front of you.

Menu on the Wall

R&A street view a classic Soho style

Fish reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Burning”.

Elaine: Hello boys.
George: Hey, so, did you give that radio the old switcheroo?
Elaine: I did.
George: And the Christian rock?
Elaine: Ressurected! And look what I pried off of his bumper, a Jesus fish!
George: Jerry, do you have any fishsticks?
Jerry: No. So you're disappointed he's a spiritual person?
Elaine: Well yeah, I got him because he seemed so one-dimensional, I feel misled.
George: I think it's neat. You don't hear that much about god anymore.
Jerry: I hear things. Hey, so Sophie gave me the "It's me" on the phone today.
Elaine: "It's me?" Isn't it a little premature?
Jerry: I thought so.
Elaine: Hah. She's not a "me". I'm a "me".
George: I'm against all "it's me"s. So self-absorbed and egotistical, it's like those hip musicians with their complicated shoes!



Randall & Aubin
T: 020 7287 4447
Seafood
Borough: Westminster
Area: Soho
Twitter: randallandaubin
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