Monday, 15 December 2014

Maddy's Fish Bar, New Cross

Ling and chips
Nine months after the part kickstarter funded chippy opened, I finally made it to Maddy's Fish Bar in New Cross on Saturday night. After a hard run session in Greenwich park that morning I was up for some guilt free indulgence and keen to sample as much of the menu as I could fit in.

I've heard good things about the chicken nuggets, but we both went for the classic fish and chips. Their suppliers catch dictates the menu and on Saturday night there was ling and whiting on the menu both came in a fresh dill and gluten free batter, served with chips and slaw (£9 each).
Whiting and chips
We both agreed that the whiting was the catch of the day having a thinner skin and a slightly firmer flesh. The homemade tartare sauce was great, although the chips could have been crispier.
I couldn't resist the large jar of gherkins (£1) sitting on the bar and had to order one. While Becks selected the minted mushy peas (£2.50). I'm not usually a fan of mushy peas, but really enjoyed this version with a mixture of crushed and whole peas with plenty of mint.
Minted mushy peas
Totally unnecessary, but we also ordered the pumpkin tempura (£3.50) from the specials board. Despite us not getting to the tempura until we had finished our fish, the batter had remained impressively crispy. Although professing to be stuffed, I nearly polished off the whole pate of tempura single handedly.

We had our eyes on the sourdough donuts, also on the specials board, but the food coma had descended and there is no way we could fit in anything else.
Pumpkin tempura
With the London Particular next door this corner of New Cross feels in safe hands with two young female entrepreneurs leading the revival. The drinks were a little on the expensive side at £3 for a half, but the rest of the food was great value and a cut above your regular fish and chips.

Maddy's Fish Bar
397 New Cross Road
SE14 6LA
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