Monday, 28 January 2013

Fish and Chips @ London Town, Publika

As I was craving for some deep-fried stuff, we decided to head to London Town @ Solaris Dutamas for some good old British-style fish and chips right after work.

As London Town intends to bring a piece of Britain to KL, it is no surprise that their signature dish is none other than the London Town Fish & Chips (RM 24.90) - large breaded dory fillet and large chips with tartar sauce and mushy green peas.

The first thing that comes to my mind firstly was "Wow, such a big portion!" and then, it was "It looks and smell so good".  First impression has definitely scored a lot of points.

The deep-fried fish was fried with a nice golden-brown and it was very crispy on the outside - in fact, a little too crunchy until it was quite hard.  The first half was alright but after a while, my jaws started to ache and my attention has totally shifted from enjoying the fish to trying to scrap off the batter.

Otherwise, it would have been quite good as the fish was quite juicy although we felt that the freshness is somewhat lacking.

I love the tartar sauce as it was not overly creamy and fatty although I would prefer if they had put a bit more pickles into it.  Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into it and it is delicious.

Then there is the mushy green peas, a traditional accompaniment to fish and chips in England.  While I find it a bit drier and lumpy than expected, it was very nice and well-seasoned.  Wished they had been a bit more generous with it because it felt like only two tablespoons of it.

Overall, there are hits and misses with this dish.  The fish was slightly on the disappointing side, but the mushy green peas, tartar sauce and fries added a bit more points to it.  If you ask me, I don't think it is the best fish and chips you can get in town but it is still worthy to try it.

We also ordered Mushroom soup (RM 8.00) as starter.  The soup tasted a little bit like a straight-out-of-can soup but there were quite a lot of mushroom pieces in it.  Okay for me, but so-so for KS.

London Town, which is just right outside of Publika, is a small laid-back restaurant, with a large wall featuring one of London's iconic structure - the Big Ben alongside the Westminster Bridge.  Overall, it is quite a nice environment for some quiet meal.  Service was fantastic and serving is pretty fast.

London Town
D3-G3-1 Solaris Dutamas
No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur


  1. Hi Thanks, for the review and the nice comments about London Town. We really appreciate all the feedback we could get to improve everything within London Town. From the pictures I can see you visited our restaurants about 2 months ago, we have since made changes to the restaurant, menu and added 2 more chefs in our kitchen. Our recipes and food range has been improved dramatically so we would like to invite over to try our meals again and hopefully this time we make your experience at London Town 10 times better. Many Thanks again. Management at London Town

    1. It's good to hear that. Hopefully, the next time we visit London Town again, it'll be a better experience :)

  2. May I know if the food served here halal or not?

    1. Hi,

      Sorry for the late reply.

      Honestly, I'm not very sure about it but I know they don't serve pork on their menu. Just to be sure, you can visit their page @ and ask them instead.

  3. Thanks for your great review, while London Town will always give you with Good Food quality while must try fish and chips which is the best! See our review at

  4. london town? what happen your facebook page? totally gone after i put in the bad comment on your page? your food quality is terrible!