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Des McDonald to open second Fish & Chip Shop in London

17 September 2014 by
Des McDonald to open second Fish & Chip Shop in London

A second Fish & Chip Shop site from former Caprice Holdings chief executive Des McDonald is to open in London's City district this October.

Set to open officially on Old Broad Street on 10 October, the new 60-cover site will serve the brand's signature gluten-free menu of fish and chips, plus a choice of seafood and lobster, and traditional desserts such as lemon posset with shortbread.

Former Scott's and Daphne's chef Steve Wilson will head up the kitchen, alongside group executive chef for Des McDonald Restaurants, Lee Bull. Former manager at the Fish & Chip Shop Islington, Adam McMahon, will be general manager.

It will feature a selection of 20 red, white and rose wines, including the Fish & Chip Shop's own blend, plus Champagne, sparkling wine, bottle and draft beer. There will also be original cocktails such as the Dirty ‘Fish' Martini, which comes with vodka, anchovy brine and anchovies. Former Sushinho bar manager Allan Farrell will run the bar.

The new opening is the second Fish & Chip Shop (the first opened in Islington in 2013), and the latest in a series of new projects from Des McDonald, former chief executive of Caprice Holdings.

The group was also behind the Holborn Dining Room, the BBQ restaurant Q Grill in Camden, and summertime pop-up On the Roof with Q, at high-end London department store Selfridges.

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