A second site for contemporary fish and chip shop Kerbisher & Malt
Award-winning fish and chip shop Kerbisher & Malt has just opened the doors of a second restaurant, bringing London’s finest fish and chips to the increasingly foodie scene of Ealing. The new site retains the relaxed and informal feel of the original in Brook Green, however it is very much an evolved model: customers at the 60-cover restaurant can book in advance, enjoy table service and dine al fresco on sunny days, and of course get fresh fish and chips to take away.
Like its sister restaurant, the new venue offers a menu of both traditional and modern dishes, focused on fresh produce including sustainable fish such as coley and pollock, together with a choice of battered, crumbed in matzo meal or simply grilled. Crispy calamari, fresh whitebait, and fennel and dill salad can be seen alongside chip butties, mushy peas and pickled gherkins, plus more options for vegetarians, including spicy veggie burgers and veggie bites made with potato, chick peas and garam masala. A specials board allows the team to get creative, and champion the best and freshest fish from Billingsgate Market and the coast. Complementing the menu are a selection of
Meantime beers from Greenwich, a small but interesting list of old and new world wines, and quality soft drinks such as Fentiman’s Ginger Beer.
Interior design specialist Alexander Waterworth has designed a space that is sleek yet comfortable; bold blue banquettes, exposed brickwork, quirky sketches on the walls and warm wood panelling and table tops evoke a sense of the modern British seaside at its best. The take-away area is cleverly separated from the main restaurant, allowing an increased level of ambience and service.
Kerbisher & Malt director, Nick Crossley, comments: “We’re delighted with the new site, as we want each Kerbisher & Malt to have its own distinct personality and we really feel we’ve achieved that here. Ealing is a unique area with a vibrant food scene these days, so we are in excellent company.”
Kerbisher & Malt, 53 New Broadway, Ealing, W5, 5AH