Huge problem this. London businesses are inherently prone to diversification (to keep up with the city’s increasing rental etc), and none more so than the world of chippies.
I love good fish and chips, but as we know that’s hard to find here, even if you live on the coast. I’d say two thirds of fish and chip shops are lacklustre.
But you want to find the rare good local one, but my mind automatically rejects any fish-and-chip place where they also do kebabs, chicken burgers, or indeed any other kind of food. I don’t want fries, I want chips. I want mushy peas in a polystyrene carton.
I just can’t bring myself to believe that a chinese takeaway/fish and chip shop is going to be good at either. Jack(shit) of all trades etc. Pure fish and chips, or nothing at all.
I know this is a hot take and people are reeling. But it’s been weighing on my mind.