It’s happening, it’s finally happening, and about time too: a stand-alone vegan ‘fish’ and chip shop is opening up in London. Sutton & Sons, the award-winning family run chippy in Hackney, have ditched the haddock in favour of plant-based ingredients, becoming the first fully vegan fish and chip shop in the capital.

Sutton and Sons: The Lowdown

Husband and wife duo Danny and Hana Sutton have been serving east Londoners traditional deep-fried fish delivered fresh from their own fishmongers to great acclaim for the past few years. After successfully trialling different vegan options in Veganuary, Sutton & Sons previously rolled out a vegan menu in Stoke Newington and Essex Road branches, and was met with cries of joy. The vegan ‘fish’ was so successful they sold out in the first week of the menu becoming full time.

Taking over the existing shop at 240 Graham Road from 4th October, the restaurant will serve its signature ‘fish’ and chips, made from banana blossom. And a bespoke menu of gourmet vegan fast food dishes, desserts and soft and alcoholic drinks will also be available.

Sutton and Sons: The Menu

Available to eat in or take away, the menu features ‘fish’ and chips, seaweed marinated banana blossom encased in their secret batter; the fish burger featuring fried banana blossom, with samphire and salad wedged into a brioche bun; and the battered sausage, a Lincolnshire-style sausage with vegan ‘pork, herbs and flavourings, served with chips.

Other dishes on the menu include the classic ‘prawn’ cocktail, ‘scampi’ and chips, and pie and mash – a drunken mushroom pie filled with spinach, mushrooms, red wine and finished with a sweet onion gravy. Mushy peas, curry sauce, onion gravy, and a vegan friendly homemade tartare sauce are available for all your top-notch dipping needs.

The vegan ‘fish’ and chip shop will officially launch Thursday 4th October – soft opening from Monday 1st October 2018 at 240 Graham Road, London, E8 1BP.