Hg2 : The Hedonist


Mr Faulkner is long gone but this smart East End chippie, which has changed hands several times since, is still the business. That it’s a costlier experience than it once was is everything to do with the price of fish. Located on a particularly unpicturesque stretch of Kingsland Road, it’s a treat for those prone to seaside nostalgia, with purple shutters on the windows, seafaring pictures on the dark wooden-clad walls and the unmistakable whiff of malt vinegar meeting piping hot starch in the air. The fish, bought every morning from Billingsgate market, is a tried and tested selection that runs alphabetically from cod to skate and is available battered or – for those worried about hardening arteries – grilled or coated in matzo meal. A decidedly less healthy and highly recommended option is their sticky toffee pudding for afters.

424-426 Kingsland Road,
E8 4AA
+44 20 7254 6152
Opening Times
12-2.30pm, 5 (4.30pm Fri)-10pm Mon-Fri; 11.30am-10pm Sat; noon-9pm Sun
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