Seafood and steak restaurant in a simply stunning location, right on the waters edge at the eastern end of the Solent. We visited for lunch in midsummer and moored up just off the beach on one of their mooring buoys (free of charge!) Had moules mariniere followed by local lobster, crab and seabass - all washed down with an extremely agreeable bottle of wine. Wow! such fabulous food and impeccable service in a perfect location! Indeed so nice was it that we stayed overnight and went back for full English breakfast. Highly recommended - insanely popular.
The Waterfront, St Helens, Isle of Wight 01983 873259
If you want a lazy lunch in beautiful surroundings then this is the place for you. Eat in the tented covered gardens whilst enjoying wonderful caipirinhas then if you like, buy the table and chairs you have been sitting at and on. Every piece of furniture and artwork at the restaurant is for sale. Inside there is a well stocked wine cellar. The staff are very friendly and know their food and drink.
Rua Minas Gerais, 112
Brilliant old school fish & chip shop, opens remarkable hours. We've lived here for nearly 10 years but only found it in the last 18 months as it just opens Thurs eve, Fri lunch, Fri eve and Sat lunch. Massive queues, short menu, good prices, run by friendly husband and wife team. Beautiful, careful cooking. Fantastic!
Iles Lane, Knaresborough - just off York Road, 10 minutes walk from Knaresborough train station, or a 2 minute walk from the bus station.
Fantastic restaurant/bistro in the heart of the Jardims district with a well being centre upstairs. They serve modern Brazilian and International dishes that are really well put together. Both inside and outside spaces for eating. Start off with a very reasonable "Chandon" - the Brazilian champagne! Yum!
Rua Pardre Joao Manuel, 950.
Excellent traditional fish and chipshop feeding the thousands of home counties students who choose to live in Sheffield for three years.
Open really late, always cooking and always busy; fantastic service.
Witham Road / Fulwood Road - the main drag up through Broomhill on the way out to the Peak District (above the hospitals and the university - just beyond Threshers).
I recommend this restaurant if you fancy a Fawlty Towers experience. I went there with my family which included my two young nephews. The place itself is quite posh, however the mature waiter lost the plot.
We tried to order two Margherita pizzas with ham on. This sent the waiter into a rage with him srcatching frantically into his writing pad. He pronouced loudly he had a table of 20 booked which were coming any minute. We all felt intimidated by his behaviour.
After being told another pizza was off the menu we quickly left. Service with a smile it wasn't!
Calle Priuli, 106 Venice. Tel 041.8947958
Excellent English and Chinese meals served by staff who are ALWAYS pleasant. Their fish and chips especially, are to die for - never less than generous portions and always crisp and dry.
220 Shear Brow, Blackburn, next to St Mary's College.
Tel: 01254 56604
Chip shop with seating. The fish is always fresh and tasty. The batter is outstanding and the chips, always Maris Piper, are just the way chips should be. The portions are just right. The atmosphere is as in old time chip shop. All in all it's just about perfect. Up there with the Magpie in Whitby. A hidden Gem!
Bradley's Fish Shop & Restaurant
Malvern, Coast Rd, Blackhall Colliery, Hartlepool, Cleveland TS27 4AN
Tel: 0191 5872055
An excellent old school fish and chippy, Greek run, superb mushy peas, crunchy yet substantial chips, golden batter.
Fluorescent interior with liberal use of formica and dog eared posters advertising frying oils. Close proximity to the fabulous Uxbridge Arms boozer.
Hillgate Street, just off Notting Hill Gate.
The BEST Fish and Chip Shop I have ever been to, and I've been to a few. Huge fish. And if you go for the Kingsize you get the feeling that Flipper has lost a relative.
Tasty, fat chips. A simple menu with everything done how it should be. And to top it off, an inordinately grumpy woman on the tills who makes you laugh with her turned down face and sigh filled exhalations. Try the scallops if you're skint - plenty of vinegar now!
On King Cross Road, in the middle of the shops.
A welcome haven for Wigmore Hall goers who don't fancy the hall's basement restaurant and can't afford the Wallace, in the Wallace Colection, Manchester Square. The Golden Hind is an art deco period piece which has thrived under a succession of Italian ownerships since the First World War. Booking is advisable; quality of the tucker and friendliness of the service reliable.
73, Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PN. Tel: 020 7486 3644. Nearest Tube: Bond Street.
Straightforward, no-nonsense fish and chippy with both takeway and sitdown service, opposite trendy Lambs Conduit Street and the Holborn cop shop. Popular with cabbies and barristers alike despite the bum-numbing inconvenience of the bench seating at formica-topped tables fixed feeding in feeding stall fashion. Fresh fish, well-chosen big spuds, decent cooking oil, big portions and low prices keep it very, very busy. Unlicensed, but no corkage charge.
19, Theobald's Road, London, WC1X 8SL. Phone: 020 7405 4114. Nearest tubes: Holborn and Chancery Lane.
The best fish and ship shop in the universe - massive portions, excellent meaty, tasty fish (the quality never varies) and the lowest prices ever! All topped off with good-humoured Yorkshire service. I have fond memories of having fish and chips from Jack's at my Grandma's house every Saturday lunchtime when I was a kid; I now live in London and Jack's has become almost totemic for me - it represents everything that's great about Yorkshire for me! I have fish and chips from Jack's every time i go home and, amazingly, it hasn't changed at all - the same family is running it, the food's just as good and they're still charging £2.50!
On Hilderthorpe Road, just round the corner from the bus/train station.
The best chippy in Sheffield, if not the north. The portions are of artery-clogging immense-ness, and the chips are always fried to perfection and never, ever too greasy. Being in Sheffield, you also have the added bonus of Henderson's Relish as one of your condiment choices, which is worth going for in itself. It's also been there for donkeys years, with a little potted history of the place on the walls for one to peruse whilst queueing for a fish supper. In a word, chiptastic!
Sharrow Vale Road, Hunter's Bar, Sheffield. Just off Eccelesall Road.
The fish is truly stunning, loads of well cooked chips, mushy peas are great as is the service. However, the batter is out of this world - crispy, and just flakes off the fish and tastes great (they use beef dripping as you always should!). If you're ever near Leeds, head for this place asap!
12-14 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3HE
Tel: 0113 2323344
Has the freshest and crunchiest chips and batter I have ever tasted (in the last 5 years of going there)! Always masses of people queuing, but they cook the fish fresh to your order and give the biggest amount of chips! Always too much to eat. My boyfriend and I now live in Australia and it is always on our places to eat when we come home - and every year we say "they don't have fish and chips like this in Australia!!". Got to get there early though, cos they don't stay open late.
28 Portsmouth Rd, Southampton. SO19 9AB
Tel: 023 80448636
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