Firstly - What a great name for a Fish and Chip shop.
Secondly - what a surprise this was to stumble across on a Saturday afternoon.
We were on our way back from lunch when we found ourselves chatting to two guys sitting on the bench outside A Salt and Battery. It turned out they were both from Manchester and one of them owned both the Fish & Chip shop and Tea and Sympathy next door. There was a black cab at the curb side which has also drives around in !! So, as a fellow Manc I felt some loyalty and we decided to go back for Fish & Chips the following day.
A Salt and Battery looks like a typical English chipper with the high counter housing the fryer and with that smell of cooking oil that lingers.... They don't have quite the selection of pies as you would get in England but they have two home cooked varieties that are sufficient to squash any feeling of home-sickness Brits in the NYC may have.
Their Fish & Chips are completely authentic. The mushy peas were perfect and they even have bottles of Sarsons. What more can you ask for ??
Battered sausages? They have them too. Deep fried Mars bars? - oh yes and the perfect accompaniment - Dandelion and Burdock. Ok well, that may just be my personal favourite.
No fear, They have Irn-Bru or a selection of beers (London Pride and Stella amongst others) for the southerners!!
The fish (pollock) arrived and was freshly battered to order (just like at home) and was absolutely delicious. The chips were proper potatoes and cooked perfectly. They were a little too thin for my taste but that it purely a personal opinion. All in all a very pleasant and unexpected experience. I only wish I knew about this place when I lived upstate, this would of been worth a trip to the city.
There is a bench outside where you can enjoy your Fish & Chips if the sun is shining or space for maybe 8 people inside for when its not. The turnover is fairly fast so even if its busy its worth the wait.
A Salt and Battery 112 Greenwich Avenue (between 12th and 13th) New York City
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