Classic Cafes: Golden Fish, Farringdon Rd EC1

ICaff enclaves of the 50s & 60s


Golden Fish EC1: Eleonora Ruocco's cosy familial Italian cafe, opposite Mount Pleasant post office is also half of a fish and chip shop. The dainty interior, with its ranks of 1940s rosewood booths with metal arms (very like those in The Copper Grill), is one of the loveliest in London. The lone antique hatstand by the door always brings a lump to the throat...

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