Category Archives: Fish and chips
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV9tdCc1WaE&w=560&h=315] I won’t be able to make it along to this later but I couldn’t let this pass without a mention on the blog – yes, the Wetherby Whaler is back. A ceremony to officially open its new fish … Continue reading
I’ve no way of knowing what sort of mood he was in when he scribbled on the very full wall of fame inside this popular city centre restaurant, but I most definitely had my proper fish and chip head on … Continue reading
The kindest thing I can think to say about this experience was that the presentation was pretty impressive – just look at that large, rectangular plate and the obvious attention to detail put into the way everything is displayed. But … Continue reading
Food earned its rightful place at the heart of the community when the procession by artist Jeremy Deller took to the streets today. A mobile version of Bury’s Valerie’s Cafe honoured the bacon roll but the star of the show … Continue reading
Being rather more swanky than your average fish and chippery, this was a sit down and savour experience with a matching price tag.
Hard to put my finger on the downside to this meal, but, if top fish is battered with the taste equivalent of a chiffon wrap, this one was constrained in a straight-jacket. Definitely not melt-in-the mouth – more like stirred in a concrete mixer. However, I can safely say they’re the best fish and chips in Glossop.
If I ever have to host overseas visitors I will take them here. This is where our national dish is done properly. Yes it’s pricey but this is a case where you get what you pay for. Top.
Fish and chips by the sea! It’s one of life’s simple pleasures and an undoubted truth that the nation’s favourite dish tastes better eaten looking out to sea. But why is that? Is there a chemical reaction between vinegar and sea air or does the connection with the sea make the fish more fish like? Perhaps it’s the added danger of avoiding the gritty crunch of sand between your teeth or the thrill of snatching dinner from the jaws of hungry gulls that helps to make the whole experience so much more pleasurable.
OK I know it’s a way away – but it’s where I’ve just been. My only real reason for including a London venue here is that it was incredible value. In fact I found the whole dining experience in the smoke good value and good quality – price not reflected by a drop in standards.