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.
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.
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
Where does the chant “sing when we’re fishing” originate? Grimsby! Fish is synonymous with the town, and with that goes fish and chip shops. One of the best is Smith’s Ideal Fisheries, known to all as “Smithies”. Takeaway only, the shop is clean and tidy. Staff are friendly and efficient, and perhaps more importantly, the fish and chips are second to none. As is normal in these parts, filleted haddock is the favourite, a good sized portion deep fried in crispy batter. Add mushy peas – heaven!
Smith’s Ideal Fisheries, 164 Yarborough Road, Grimsby
A takeaway that always serves FANTASTIC fish and chips, big fish and lovely mushy peas. Get the fish and chips and sit opposite the Windmill and eat with the ducks near you. The place is the best in York.
Down the A19 from York, next to Dunnington, Stamford Bridge is a good day out.
...in Grimsby! The home of fish and chips. We get the best stuff off the boats first and then send the rest around the country. Sure, it may be covered in trans fats and served by a woman with ankles 2 feet in diameter, but its all good stuff!
Every street corner in Grimsby
Wishbone (there are two- one is across the street from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios) is a great restaurant that specialises in real American food - southern food. You won't find food like this easily in big American cities, so give it a try.
All the food is fresh and made from scratch. A Wishbone breakfast will take you well into late afternoon. Try the corn pancakes with sweet red pepper sauce, shrimp and grits, red eggs, or the crab cakes or vegan black bean cakes. For dinner, try the hoppin' John (also available as a side dish) or jambalaya. People come here for the side dishes alone - mashed sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, sauteed spinach, spectacular home fries, and cheese grits.
Both restaurants are bright and airy, with some unusual and delightful folk art on the walls. Friendly servers and a good attitude.
This is real down-home American food - fresh and delicious!
Best chippie in north London - everyone raves about Toff's in Muswell Hill, but the fish at George's is better and everything is expertly cooked to order. Be prepared to wait a few minutes - it's worth it.
George's Fish Bar
45, Tottenham Lane, London, N8 9BD
Tel: 020 8348 0782
Everyone should try the Zurek soup... they serve it IN a loaf of bread and it is to die for. I think I might be obsessed with it having just had it every day for the last four days.
Underneath the Ratusz on the Rynek (main square) ... Apparently it's the oldest restaurant in Europe! Ooooooh!
A great bar/restruarant in a what looks like a white hut on the banks of the Tejo between the Tower da Belem and the Monument, next to the museum. Wonderful food, not at all expensive (€30 for two) lots of veggy options and a terrace outside. Sit and watch the boats go by with a wonderful view of the bridge and Christ on the other side of the river. Save room for pudding and go to the Pasteleria in Belem afterwards for coffee and egg custard tart.
On the river bank at Belem between the tower and the Monument.
For the tyke with a sensitive palate, now the £ looks down disdainfully on the Swiss Franc, it's worth a visit to Rolle, in the Canton of Vaud, about 25 kms from Geneva. Filets de perche, an amazingly delicate fish, from the Lake Leman (fifty yards away), where they have their own fisherman. Drink their own wine from the local vineyard. Perfect chips
For the Cafe du Port, take the Route du Lac for 25 kilometres, from Geneva Airport. At the entry to Rolle, follow the sign that says "Port". Booking essential
Tel: 00 41 21 825 15 20
A lovely front room style cafe/bar. Relaxed vibe, friendly waitress/owner, comfy sofas, interesting wines, nice big cups of tea, and all at very decent prices.
Music was occassionally a bit naff and paintings are not all that, but we had a lovely chilled out time.
Opens 15h00-late in the winter, and 17h00-late in the summer.
A brilliant wine bar/bistro. One service each evening during the week (7.30pm), two at weekends. Excellent terrines, cornichons and bread on the table to start. Serve yourself a main course (selection of 3 or 4 on the tiled oven at the back of the room, cheese and pud). Wine from the shelf at the side. Great food, value and ambiance. But everyone else thinks so too so book. Possibly a couple of days ahead to be sure. Restaurant across the road is also very well reviewed but I've never been there.
Métro: Lourmel. 181; Rue de Lourmel, 75015
Tel: 08 26 10 06 01
A great little restaurant on The Grove. Now here’s the important bit most reviews forget about – timing. In my view this establishment gets it right. Food does not appear conveyor belt style, and instead you're able to enjoy your meal mulling over life and quaffing some of the fine wines which the owners carefully select, or delight even in the art of watching your Martini shaken not stirred. The food is just brilliant. Try it for yourself!!
Willy Mossop's 52 The Grove Ilkley
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