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I’m calling it, best corn fritters in London @salvationjaneUK

Salvation Jane corn fritters

I am a Kiwi and I love corn fritters. Thankfully since every single cafe owner in London is an antipodean (this may be a slight overestimation) there are plenty of the corny beasts to sample in the city. My favourite by far has to be those at Salvation Jane, a cafe just round the corner from Old Street station.

As part of my attempted end of hibernation (seriously, where is a rabbit with an alarm clock when you need him) I went for a walk and of course after twenty minutes got diverted by my stomach.

Salvation Jane was packed, but they managed to find space for a hungry kiwi (a window seat no less!). I loved how casual the service was here, water when you sit down, take your order when you have read the menu and waiters that suggest another coffee before you have to ask. It seems like an easy formula, but it is one that London manages to fuck up time and time again. So we have service (friendly & on the ball), coffee (well made, packs a punch) and now on to the fritters.

What I liked about the corn fritters is that they came with all my dream sides as standard. Often you will get bacon, or avocado or tomato but at Salvation you get all three and then some. The corn fritters come in a stack with streaky bacon, fresh spinach, slow roast tomatoes, avocado chilli lime salsa and crème fraiche…amazeballz.

They are zingy, salty, sweet and totally moorish i.e. everything that they should be. Even if Salvation Jane is Australian, I will see past the cultural incompatibility and say that you make some rocking corn fritters.

Apparently there are a couple of other cafes in this chain, and I have them at the top of my list to try out.

Have you spotted any good corn fritters in London?




  1. Kiwikate
    February 14, 2014 / 10:32 am

    I cannot put into words how excited I am about this. LOVE a good corn fritter but hardly ever get them over here. I may live in the depths of West London, but I am so making the trip for these…

    • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
      February 14, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      Do it, have a flat white too!

  2. February 14, 2014 / 10:53 am

    Bill’s in Notting Hill is pretty good too, but they do make you CHOOSE a topping. Quelle Horreure.

    So this is my Sunday brunch outing sorted.

    • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
      February 14, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      Wait wait wait…you have to choose! Not fair!

  3. February 14, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    My god those look glorious!

  4. Tracy
    February 15, 2014 / 9:37 am

    Is it just me or do UK supermarkets not sell creamed corn??

    • Kiwikate
      February 17, 2014 / 10:37 am

      Definitely not just you – I’ve had to learn to make corn fritters with normal sweetcorn – still delicious, but not the same…

      • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
        February 17, 2014 / 11:19 am

        I think someone should open up a black market an secretly supply kiwis in the UK!

        • Fiona Ross
          February 17, 2016 / 7:15 pm

          SANZA can supply Watties Creamed Corn – among other necessities (such as marshmallow easter eggs!)

  5. February 19, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    Can I admit that I’ve never even heard of corn fritters before, but after this post (and that photo) I am setting out to track them down in Stockholm!

    • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
      February 19, 2014 / 8:53 pm

      They will change your life!!! (Not really, but almost)

  6. zeitgeist floozie
    December 20, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    Mm yummy. I made corn fritters at our community gardens Summer Solstice celebrations yesterday (in NZ) and I couldn’t keep up with demand.
    You could make them yourself! Very easy.
    1x425gm can creamed corn, 1x 425gm drained whole kernel corn, 1 free-range egg, 3 heaped tablespoons of self-raising flour (or plain, plus 1 teaspoon baking powder), pinch salt. Mix well.
    Heat a shallow frypan with a little oil to a medium temp, drop tablespoons of batter into the oil, and when bubbles/little holes appear, flip ’em over and cook the other side..
    Non-stick or cast iron frypan (skillet) is best. Don’t make the fritters too thick or the outside will be cooked while the inside is not.

    • runawaykiwi@gmail.com
      December 21, 2014 / 12:08 am

      Ooooo thanks!