Photography by Chris Osburn
A quid and 20 pence affords you a more than ample fistful of takeaway chips from this Clerkenwell mainstay. There's a large portion available for £1.80 as well. The chips are chunky, thick and golden - firm on the outside, kinda fluffy on the inside. Although, any bag o' these tuber-iffic babies will invariably include an assortment of crisp little fried up shards and bits.
At the corner of Goswell and Lever Street (just look for sea of the black cabs parked out front), Kennedy's has only been around a relatively short while, but the space had been a fish and chip shop under different ownership for years before. A takeaway entrance and a spacious dining room with fairly friendly table service provide opportunities for a mad dash (there always seems to be a takeaway queue anytime of the day but it does move quickly) or a proper sit down. And with forearm sized portions of fish, platefuls of whitebait and plenty of other London caff and chippy menu options, it's a good place to consider when you want to linger over some old school comfort food, eavesdrop on cabbie convos and pretend the gentrified parallel street (and universe) of St John Street doesn't exist.
Kennedy's is located at 184-186 Goswell Road (EC1 7DT). There's another location in Streatham. Visit Kennedy's online at www.kennedyslondon.co.uk.