ISSUE 30  |  Summer in the City

London’s Best Chippy, Style Included

July 27, 2012 7:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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When celebrated chef Heston Blumenthal (he of three Michelin stars) is quoted as saying, "K&M takes the very essence of a chippy and just makes it so much better," it's time to take note.

K&M refers to Kerbisher & Malt, a fish and chip shop, modern in both its decor and the sustainably sourced fare. Fresh off the success of their Hammersmith location, Kerbisher & Malt has just opened a second location in Ealing, once again enlisting Alexander Waterworth Interiors for the design. In this iteration, the young designers Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth have taken a former kebab house and transformed it into something 'fresh, informal, and fun' while keeping some of the original elements of the first location.

Photography by Thomas Bowles.

Above: According to Waterworth, "The first Kerbisher was light and simple, so we kept this ethos and certain elements such as the white subway tiles and the walls decorated with handwritten detailing, then used distressed timber, rough concrete, and contrasted it with more modern pieces of furniture and lighting."

Above: Custom wall lighting.

Above: Strong accent colors of blue and red give character to the space. The stools are by House Doctor DK and are available at Bodie and Fou. The diamond-shaped painted timber flooring pattern was inspired by a Swedish floor that the designers had admired.

Above: The school-like Hester chairs were sourced from Habitat.

Above: The Fresh Fish Daily sign was inspired by graphic lettering spotted on San Francisco’s Pier 39.

Above: The bustling scene, observed from the street.