cod and chips from Masters Superfish

cod and chips from Masters Superfish

Tucked away just five minutes from Waterloo station, is an unassuming fish and chip shop with a big reputation.

It has regulars by the dozen, cabbies parked up in rows, and tourists flocking through the doors to sample what many claim to be some of the best fish and chips in London.
If you’re dining in (it is cheaper if you take away), you'll get free bread and butter, and a few shell-on prawns to whet your appetite. But don't fill up on this; the portions here are generous.
Fresh cod is perfectly battered, fried and served with classic chunky chips, gherkins and in-house pickled onions, with sauce boats of ketchup and tartare sauce left at your disposal. Forget the days of greasy fish and chips with that lingering deep-fried aroma; Masters Superfish is the complete opposite.
Fresh fish is delivered from Billingsgate Market every morning, the service is friendly and quick, and they sell beer and wine for a decent price. The décor is a little faded, but it adds a charm and authenticity that keeps the customers coming back. This is definitely one of my favourite London Cheap Eat discoveries.

Words and photography | Ed Tan


191 Waterloo Road SE1 8UX

Opening hours
Sat, Mon - Thurs | 12pm - 10.30pm
Fri | 12pm - 11pm


Tel | +44 (0)20 7928 6924

Last updated | 29th July 2016