Golden Hind

73 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PN - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7486 3644

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Overall 8.5
Food 8.0
Service 8.0
Atmosphere 8.0
Value 10.0
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Went for lunch on a rainy Thursday.

We were seated at a nice table in the expanded section.

Calamari were fresh, copious, hot and made an excellent starter. We shared 2 portions amongst 3 of us, and it was more than adequate.

The haddock was terrific. Again, we had the smaller size portion and it was enormous. Fish was fresh, hot, and perfectly fried. The batter was crisp and cooked perfectly - how many times have you cut into fish elsewhere and had the yellow slime of uncooked batter on the inside? In London, too many times. But not at this place. Tartare sauce was fine, and the chips were of the fresh and not previously frozen variety. We were too stuffed for anything else.

When done properly, fish and chips is excellent and lifted our spirits on a damp day.

How difficult can it be to do simple things properly every time?

Service was smiling and friendly.
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C.Elder
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The food is great and so are the prices. However there are ups and downs depending on the waiter. Some need serious training. Owner is great and tries his best.
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Dionisis
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 8 | Service 5 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 8
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Locals rely on this place as probably the best fish n' chippy in the West End if not London. Mr Christou runs a delightful institution delivering good quality in a friendly way. Expanding the premises has made obtaining a table slightly easier but not much. Yes, with such large turnovers of tables, quality occasionally disappoints. However, the good times vastly exceed the less than brilliant. Mr Christou ensures that everyone stays happy even when he's extremely busy. Oh and it is very inexpensive for the location.
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Adam Samuel
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I was very disappointed by this 'renowned' fish and chip restaurant. The fish was mediocre, as was the service. The chips were good, however I was appalled that they served cheap, vinegary ketchup with the meal!
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Overall rating 5 stars
Food 5 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 4
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Finally I found the Golden Hind (I ended up at the Golden Union by mistake last time and that was a shocker!)

Fresh fish, pleasant and professional service and you can tell this place is an institution. Looks well run. Beware of the nearby imitator!
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Kelly G - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - Mushy peas were smooth, sweet and inoffensive, it's quite standard, but disappointingly the chips were soggy and no better than any takeaway. There are reports that these bad boys are double fried maris pipers, well if they are, it makes it even more disappointing then as they were just bad. Thank goodness for Grimsby, because the fish was gloriously flaky, juicy all the way through and which exhibited a bouquet of greasiness. I was most impressed with the portions - humongous.

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