Golden Union

38 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7LY View on map

Opening hours

Sunday: 11:30 - 22:00
Monday: 11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday: 11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday: 11:30 - 22:00
Thursday: 11:30 - 22:00
Friday: 11:30 - 22:00
Saturday: 11:30 - 22:00

Nearest Station

Oxford Circus

020 7434 1933

About us

Golden Union is the quintessential British Chippy, serving the freshest fish and the finest homemade pies to the people of Soho since 2008. Keeping it simple and staying true to the roots of the Chippy; no frills, just great fresh food and fast friendly service.Using the freshest fish from sustainable British waters, delivered daily and cooked to order in our special home-made batter. The potatoes are sourced weekly from the Fenlands of East Anglia, peeled and cut by hand and fried once, the traditional way, and its fabulous fishcakes and pies are home-made in its restaurant daily and have received rave reviews.


Website

http://www.goldenunion.co.uk/


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Reviews

Golden Union
Reviewed from Google

4.3 out of 5 stars

Nabeel Sarwani
Nabeel Sarwani

4 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Decent fish and chips. Not mind blowing but the haddock was good. Cod respectable-we took a ‘small’ cod and was able to divvy it up among 2 kids. Good seating. Friendly staff. Would eat here again if in the area.

Dean Funk
Dean Funk

4 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Golden Union serves up a delightful plate of fish and chips. The fish tastes fresh and the batter that they use is crispy and light. Their chips could do with some more crisping up but that’s just me. They have an extensive fish menu. Service is good, prices are just a wee bit expensive but it’s worth it. The vibe of the restaurant is that of an American diner but with British soul.

Teresa Bayona Margarit
Teresa Bayona Margarit

4 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

We really enjoyed the fish and chips, it was really good. The plates are generous. I ordered the small one and I couldn't finish it.
The atmosphere is nice but is not the typical pub. The service is nice.
We really enjoyed, I would recommend it.

mrbunny
mrbunny

1 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I was eager to try Golden Union Fish & Chips because it was rated by timeout website as one of the top 10 best Fish & Chips in London. Sorry to say that whoever rated this has never had good fish and chips in the UK let alone London. I am surprised it is rated so highly in reviews but I can only assume that is mostly from tourist who too never had good Fish & Chips in the UK.

Let's start with the service, i was greeted if you can call it that by someone who clearly had a chip on her shoulder. I sat down and once I was ready to order I waited patiently for someone to take my order but no one came. It was not busy and I was seated at the front near the servers so no reason for the simply being ignored. Perhaps, this was like Nandos where you go up to the cashier to place your order so that is what I did. When I did I politely asked should I order here or should I wait at the table? I was told to wait at the table and someone will see you, I said I was waiting for a while ready to order so the lady then walked with me back to my table and took my order. So far this has been a very uncomfortable experience, hopefully the food is good.

I asked how big was the small cod and chips and she said it is big don't worry and so that is what I ordered. When it came I was surprised but I guess from the poor service I received so far I should not have been. The fish was indeed small and clearly not worth the £14 I had to pay. However, I still did not want to judge too early as maybe it taste really good. Again, I should not be surprised the fish was not good. The fish was skinny like a cucumber and small but more importantly the batter was not crispy and lacked any flavour. The fish itself seemed fresh but the inside was soggy and wet almost like this was cooked by someone who had never cooked fish before, great way to ruin quality fish. The tartar sauce was also not good the only decent thing on my plate was the chips, hard to get that wrong.

Overall, this is a terrible Fish & Chips place and no one should go to this place if they want decent Fish & Chips.

Martin Onley
Martin Onley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Decided to eat in after arriving at 12:30pm. Waitress was very attentive. Food was excellent. Range on the menu was just fish and chips and you could order alcoholic drinks too. They also did the normal takeaway service.
By the time we left about an hour later it was very busy not just for the restaurant but also for the takeaway service too

38 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7LY View on map

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