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Specifically Leeds and Barnsley.
More specifically the place over the road from Elland Road and the place around the corner from Oakwell.
As for London I would recommend 'Masters Super Fish, 191 Waterloo Road SE1 8UX' & 'Pier Fish Restaurant, Greenwich, London SE10 9BJ'. Both also do take-away.
Also, Windmill Fish Bar on Kennington Lane
>people eating chips
help me understand
there is not 1 good chippy in London.
but being a cheapskate I usually get sausage and chips, so you might be right about the cod.
...for some good London chippies.
IT'S CALLED FISHCOTHEQUE
on Christopher Street behind Finsbury Square. I used to get pie and chips from there and sit in the square watching people play crown green bowling sometimes when I worked in that area. Good summer treat for when you feel like being a fat bastard.
...for research purposes obviously, and ate my haddock and chips in the sun in Finsbury Square :) Lovely piece of haddock, chips just ok.
Chips are mediocre at best.
Fish House by Victoria Park - it's the business. They have scampi, and few chippies do anymore.
for the fish to be anywhere near fresh.
Victory for Gorky's.
it re-opened as "CHIPS 4U" with its logo in the style of "phones 4u". It's now called "Istanbul Take-Away" or something. I presume it got sued.
Chelmsford is a chippy black hole.
Stay away from the two near the station, Robinsons down by Meadows is probably the best and the one across the road near the cricket ground is passable. Chippies in Chelmsford seem to be run almost exclusively by people from Madeira for some strange reason. Like a mafioso cartel.
used to be the best chippy in chelmsford - haven't been there in about 10 years though so it might not be anymore
i think it may have been mrs cod and mr ram
i'm sure this is a crucial distinction, fascinating to everyone
and looks to be becoming a more generic chippy/burger/kebab place. Not sure this is good news - may have to try some of the others slightly further afield.
as long as they keep the same fryer, it's alright - it's when you go in there for chips and they give you the fries they normally give with burgers. not acceptable!
but completely different people running the whole place - wasn't convinced by quality or portion size when I tried it. We'll see - they've time to learn!
Does your local chippy have any regional specials? For Example, where i'm originally from in Blackburn, A lot of chippies have a dish called a 'John Bull', which is two dabs (or scallops for the uninitiated) with a filling between them of minced beef in gravy. This sandwich style concoction is then deep-fried in batter.
You know, bits of batter in with the chips. This may have been a Northern thing.
I'd like to see if there is a geographical line, south of which bags of scraps are not served.
In Wigan, they also get 'Pea Wet' which is the juice of mushy peas. Pretty rank.
so - run a line roughly from the river severn to the wash, and I reckon you've got the bag of scraps wall right there.
Are they the little tiny bits of crispy chips? Cause if its that, I'm on my way to get some.
"Do proper chip shops (not Kebabarama) still serve 'scraps'.
You know, bits of batter in with the chips. This may have been a Northern thing." ~ D-san 23 Sep '11, 10:36 |
i need to know for the map.
But usually when I go to the one round the corner from the uni, there are often a few bits of batter in with the chips, providing a tasty surprise.
This is in Stoke.
Pretty sure this is an Edinburgh-only thing. Instead of vinegar, you're offered 'chippy sauce', which is some kind of mix of brown sauce and vinegar. And bloody lovely. I've no idea why it's not adopted elsewhere.
they ask "salt and sauce?" rather than "salt and vinegar?" don't they?
Disagree with your assessment though. Salt & sauce is delicious.
It's called The Chippy Shoppy and they do good chips.
Good Buy Mr Chips, as that's where the film of the very similar name was shot. I think they may do Scraps.
So wrong, but so right.
can't beat it. You can only make it slightly better by adding a pickled egg.
Bloody hate chippy queues. It is almost worth going to worse chippies than the "top" chippy with a heaving, smelly, greasy queue.
shame on you...
Haddock is nicer anyway you dicks.
the absolute best when drunk.
You mean tomayonnaise.
you're still nuts.