But why, you might ask? Well, it’s National Chip Week from February 17 – 23, so it’s official – we can eat chips all week long, hooray! To celebrate, here’s our round-up of the best places to get your chip hit…
Posh Pub Chips:
Hand & Flower
Tom triple cooks his chips and even uses suppliers that specialise in finding the right starch to sugar content the potatoes he uses so that you can pretty much guarantee that they will be crispy every time. Tom’s chips are dependent on the weather, so his potatoes vary, and include Golden Wonder, Yokon Gold, Bintji and Maris Piper. Now that’s some serious chip commitment. Click here to find out more.
Proper chip lovers:
If you’ve almost gone cross-eyed in your quest for the perfect chip, we believe that they can be found at Parlour in Kensal Rise. Share them with your loved one (or, just a mate. It’s up to you really). The funky haddock chip is chef Jesse’s speciality – a glorious fresh fillet of haddock wrapped uniquely in crispy chips. It’s simple and absolutely delicious with a big blob of home-made tartare sauce.
Top Tip: Visit Parlour during Chip Week and tell Jesse you are ‘feeling chipper’ and you’ll get yourself a free portion of chips. Click here to find out more.
Chips, Latin American style…
At Las Iguanas, the Patatas Bravas is the Latin American take on the chip. Chunky, twice-fried spicy spuds on sticks; it’s all about the dunk ‘n’ plunge into smoky chipotle sauce and creamy aioli. Bring some Latin American colour, heat and sizzle to your chip. Bravo to the bravas! Click here to find out more.
What could be better than hot, crispy chips covered with melted cheese and wild truffle oil? Head down to burger connoisseurs Haché during National Chip Week for an ingeniously indulgent twist to your burger and fries. Click here to find out more.
24-hour comfort food
Whatever your preferred predilection – the Polo 24 Hour Bar at 176 Bishopsgate is the ultimate Great British Café, serving chips 24 hours, seven days a week. This round the clock dining and drinking experience guarantees to deliver classic and kooky culinary combinations at any time of day or night! As it’s bang in the middle of the City you’re likely to find your plumber as well as your bank manager enjoying a sneaky bag of chips during National Chip Week. Tasty. Click here to find out more.
Mix it up with a glass of fizz
One of the highlights on the menu at Notting Hill’s Wildflower Café and becoming a firm favourite with diners is Fizz ‘n’ Chips – a glass of chilled Prosecco with twice-cooked hand-cut chips with home-made mayonnaise. How did we ever live without this combo of dreams? If you fancy something a little different to nibble on that’s just as tasty, they also serve crispy Panisse (chickpea flour fritters) and aioli. Extra good if you’ve got a hangover. Click here to find out more.
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