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English Fish And Chips

Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:14 pm

One thing I miss about the UK is the fish and chips. They have a taste that I have never experienced here.

Can someone help me with a recipe for the batter, as well as advising what the fish and chips should be fried in to get that unique taste?
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:54 pm

Mmm... making me want fish and chips for tea tonight! Don't forget to put plenty of vinegar on it, and have some mushy peas!
As for the batter / oil used, it really does vary from chipshop to chipshop. Most will use sunflower oil, simply as it tends to be cheapest...

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Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:08 pm



Quoting Andz (Thread starter):
One thing I miss about the UK is the fish and chips

Me also . Even in Ireland its not the same as England. Its the batter which is unique to England. You just cant beat it. Crispy Golden brown eaten out of paper with a wooden fork !!

Here is a video on how to make it :

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6OhkUbwZWak
 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:18 pm

The English kill their food twice, once when they shoot it and then when they cook it  duck 


Lol, sorry I could not resist!


UK Fish and Chips.... Mmmmmm. For some reason it just tastes better in the UK. There is a guy close to me that runs a Fish and Chips shop, 2nd or 3rd owner and it has been running since 1928 in the same location. The closest to Fish and Chips in the UK I have tasted.

Max once a month though  Smile Not exactly health food. lol
 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:20 pm

Chippy Big grin Mmmm, had Fish and Chips a few weeks ago and it was delicious. Plenty of salt and vinegar on it too!
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:35 pm

Scottish fish and chips are much superior to English as the Scots generally use haddock while the English generally use cod  vomit  .... I will concede that this is probably about the only time you will find me praising Scottish 'cuisine'
 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:48 pm



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 2):
You just cant beat it.

Too bloody right I miss fish and chips, Norwegians don't understand the correct way to cook fish i.e. battered and deep fried!

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 5):
Scottish fish and chips are much superior to English

And NZ fish and chips (especially if it's fresh snapper) are superior to any other fish and chips anywhere and I defie anyone to refute this.
 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:13 pm



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 5):
Scottish fish and chips are much superior to English as the Scots generally use haddock while the English generally use cod

I prefer Cod anyday. I hate haddock.
 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:05 pm



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 5):
Scottish fish and chips are much superior to English as the Scots generally use haddock while the English generally use cod

Not being a fish eater myself I'm really not bothered either way, but it's generally the case (well certainly in the chippies here in London) that you can choose what fish you have...cod, rock, skate, haddock etc., etc.....

If you want haddock and chips in England, just ask for it!! Big grin
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:22 pm

Ah, Britain's contribution to the culinary arts! I lived in the UK for a sizable portion of the 80s and have made many visits before and since, and frankly I love Fish & Chips, especially served up in the latest edition of the 'Guardian' (the best use for this paper that I can think of). Though if memory serves, the UK banned newspaper wrapping of F&C in the late 80/early 90s.

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Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:22 pm

Quite a few places I know use Beer in the batter mixture which helps with the colour and taste. It does make a difference!
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:03 pm



Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 9):
'Guardian' (the best use for this paper that I can think of).

LOL... too true.

Quoting Sbworcs (Reply 10):
know use Beer in the batter mixture which helps with the colour and taste. It does make a difference!

Yes I love beer battered cod. Tescos now do a ''Finest'' range with Beer battered cod. If you cant get to a chipper then its a nice alternative with Tartar sauce....

McCain are also now doing beer battered chips...

 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:26 pm

The best Fish and Chips in the UK are normally found in the West Yorkshire area. They tend to cook them in lard around them parts for a better taste, and also it is one of the only areas where the fish is skinned on both sides. Haddock is the main fish, but cod is also available too.

The world famous Harry Ramsden's original fish and chip shop/restaurant is in Guiseley (pronounced Guys-Ley) West Yorkshire, although since it was bought out and made much more commercial with outlets in service stations and the like, they have realy gone down hill.

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Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:37 pm



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 12):
They tend to cook them in lard around them parts

Why did I read that with an accent?

I use beer to make the batter, with self raising flour and seasoning. You don't want it too thick or the batter will not cook completely and leave a soggy linning inside the batter, but not too thin or you will overcook the fish and dry it out. When I make it, I measure the flour by experience. I'm sorry I can't give you a more precise answer on measurement but a bit of experimenting with just flour and water, then dipping something cheap(like an onion ring) and frying that will give you a good guide on how thick you like you batter. Then just make the real stuff with the beer for the fish. I use a vegetable oil to fry it in as I think it drains off the fish better when cooked.
 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:40 pm

No restaurant or pre packed product will ever come close to having fish and chips served up right infront of you, in paper, with a wooden fork Big grin

Sure, it might taste better but to me, ripping open the paper and eating my salt and vinegar drenched food beats having to wait for something to cook!  Big grin
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:40 am



Quoting Andz (Thread starter):
One thing I miss about the UK is the fish and chips. They have a taste that I have never experienced here.

Or here. I have yet to vist the UK and not indulge.

Quoting Signol (Reply 1):
Don't forget to put plenty of vinegar on it,

Just let mine float in it!

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 5):
Scottish fish and chips are much superior to English as the Scots generally use haddock while the English generally use cod

I'm not going to agree with you there. I've had both. Prefer the English (but thanks for letting me know the difference).

It's a guilty pleasure. And not a bad hangover food.
 
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:44 am

Whilst I lived in London for 3 years (2004-2007), I partook of fish and chips countless times.

I lived in a University of London hall of residence (as a King's College London student), and this hall had a full-service refectory in the basement (with a grand piano to boot, which I loved to play). Every Friday the menu featured fish and chips.

I also had it in Dublin, both times I was there.

Any good chippies in San Francisco?

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Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:31 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 12):
The best Fish and Chips in the UK are normally found in the West Yorkshire area

As I have it every time I visit the family in Leeds I can attest to that, and I also heard that the lard was a contributing factor.

Now that everyone's mouths are watering... can anyone help with a batter recipe? I watched that video but that looked a bit upmarket, I want the man in the street taste!

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Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:46 am



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 6):
And NZ fish and chips (especially if it's fresh snapper) are superior to any other fish and chips anywhere and I defie anyone to refute this.

Not been to NZ, but to reinforce the antipodean theme, the best fish and chips I ever had were in Eastern Australia (and as you say, the choice of fish for your delectation beggars belief)
It was also a pleasure whilst there to sample pie and mushy peas with a pint of stout, and full-blown Roast Beef and Yorkshire puddings.

Any of you know if there's any British influence down there that might account for this...  scratchchin   biggrin 

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 9):
especially served up in the latest edition of the 'Guardian' (the best use for this paper that I can think of)

 rotfl 

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 11):
McCain are also now doing beer battered chips...

Didn't take him long to get a new job, did it?  duck 

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 12):
The best Fish and Chips in the UK are normally found in the West Yorkshire area

Well, they say travel broadens the mind...  Wink
Now, if you'd said "Yorkshire Puddings"......  highfive 

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Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:57 am



Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 16):
I also had it in Dublin, both times I was there.

Lucky you LOL...

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 18):
Didn't take him long to get a new job, did it?

Haha too true.

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 18):
Well, they say travel broadens the mind...

Yep down to the dole office then to the Fish and Chip shop...  duck 
 
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:30 pm



Quoting SmithAir747 (Reply 16):
Any good chippies in San Francisco

I ended up in a restaurant during my only visit to San Francisco. We ordered.......fish and chips but the waiter had no idea what batter was !

We ordered anyway and the fish came in.....batter !
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:43 pm



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 12):
The world famous Harry Ramsden's original fish and chip shop/restaurant is in Guiseley (pronounced Guys-Ley) West Yorkshire, although since it was bought out and made much more commercial with outlets in service stations and the like, they have realy gone down hill.

The first time I ever went in a Harry Ramsden's was in Terminal 1 at LHR...I had such high expectations from that place (even though I was only having saveloy and chips!), but even my local chippy beat it hands down!

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 9):
Though if memory serves, the UK banned newspaper wrapping of F&C in the late 80/early 90s.

I can't recall having anything from the chip shop that was wrapped in newspaper since the mid 70s (when I were but a lad of course)!

Quoting Andz (Reply 17):
Now that everyone's mouths are watering... can anyone help with a batter recipe?

Sorry, cant help, but as Sbworcs has already said, I've heard that the best batter contains beer...and by beer I mean "bitter"...don't go sticking a pint of lager in your batter!!
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:22 pm



Quoting Andz (Reply 17):
Now that everyone's mouths are watering... can anyone help with a batter recipe? I watched that video but that looked a bit upmarket, I want the man in the street taste!

Ingredients
2 eggs, separated
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 tbsp salt
3/4 cup beer, room temperature
3/4 cup flour


Directions
The ultimate batter for deep frying... DIRECTIONS:



It's far better for deep frying
halibut, cod, or any other seafood. The batter puffs up because of
the beer's yeast,

To prepare, place flour in a mixing bowl and add egg yolks, salt,
oil, and beer. Stir batter until thoroughly mixed. Cover bowl with
plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours
or as long as 24 - the longer the better, to a point. Just before
using batter, stir it well again. In a separate bowl, beat egg
whites until stiff but not dry; gently fold egg whites into batter.
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:20 am



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 22):

Thanks I'll give it a go!
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:35 am

Nowhere in the UK has a monopoly on "The Best Fish and Chips". I've had good and bad everywhere. It all depends on your own personal preferences.

For me, one of the best I had was in Port St Mary in the Isle of Man. But, then I've also had excellent fish and chips at my Uncles chip shop back in the early seventies. And that was in Redhill in Surrey. The chippie in Forres was ok too. Can't ever remember fantastic meals in Wales but then, I only spent 5 years there so I didn't get a chance to really look! Big grin

At the moment, some of the chippies on Brighton seafront serve a good meal - although some serve an appalling variation!! And £2 for a tiny cardboard plate of chips on the pier is simply extortion!!

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PS: I did have some in DTW while waiting for a flight to YYZ but it's hard to say how that was without upsetting our American cousins! Big grin
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:40 am

The last decent fish and chips I had was in Coventry in 2006. I went a bit over the top though, fish, fishcake, battered sausage, mushy peas.... good job it's almost lunchtime cos this is making me hungry!
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:54 am



Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 24):
but it's hard to say how that was without upsetting our American cousins! 

Oh ok we hear ya .... in other words it was shite just like their tea  Wink  Big grin
 
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Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:20 pm

I also can't get proper fish'n'chips here in the UAE.

I like them back home - fish, chips, scraps & mushy peas.

I also enjoy a pie and chips from the chip shop - with scraps - gravy poured over the top so the scraps go all soggy.

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Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:30 pm

And I like to scream NOOOOOO there is no decent Fish and chips in NZ.
I have tried most shops here in greater Auckland, desperately seeking the real thing and come up empty handed. People say Mission bay has great fish and chips but they dont. Not even close to it.

Ok maybe I should be fair and say, there is no decent Fish and Chips in the North island.
The south might be a different story. In general I always find the south island to be so much more European and British. Want to move down there but the oppurtunities are very limited.

I spent this week in Christchurch working and one day we did some business with the port in Lyttleton. Went into one of the local pubs for lunch, the place looked and smelt dodgy but we were hungry and Lyttletons main street aint exactly littered with high end establishments...
A bloke strolls up to us asking what we are doing in his pub.
Felt like I was home on Old kent road in the early 90ies.
Laughed and told the lad to fck off back to the kitchen and sort out some food for us, he grinned and replied welcome to Lyttleton.
Just got to love it, friendliness bluecollar style.
My collegues were shocked but the food came out alright.
the guv turned out to be alright though, apparently he had worked at the Queen Anne in South east london during his OE...
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Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:19 am



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 18):
And NZ fish and chips (especially if it's fresh snapper) are superior to any other fish and chips anywhere and I defie anyone to refute this

Never realised you could find fish and chips abroad, and i never thought i'd hear anyone claiming fish and chips in New Zealand would be better than in Britain! Learn something new everyday i suppose. My local chippy is top notch though not English, it's run by a family from Hong Kong.
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Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:28 am



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 14):
No restaurant or pre packed product will ever come close to having fish and chips served up right infront of you, in paper, with a wooden fork ...

...Served by an Albanian woman...
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Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:34 pm



Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 12):
The best Fish and Chips in the UK are normally found in the West Yorkshire area. They tend to cook them in lard around them parts for a better taste, and also it is one of the only areas where the fish is skinned on both sides. Haddock is the main fish, but cod is also available too.

The world famous Harry Ramsden's original fish and chip shop/restaurant is in Guiseley (pronounced Guys-Ley) West Yorkshire, although since it was bought out and made much more commercial with outlets in service stations and the like, they have realy gone down hill.

As a Bradfordian I can go with that! It's very rare I find fish and chips anywhere that match the best chippys around here. Incidentally, I also agree about Harry Ramsdens. The branches in service stations and places like that have done little to impress me and it's quite sad to see the original Guiseley restaurant has gone downhill.

For an example of 'proper' Yorkshire fish and chips, should anyone be near my local airport of Leeds-Bradford, the nearby Murgatroyds and The Fountain chippys are both fairly good examples of Yorkshire fish and chips at their best!

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Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:33 pm



Quoting MillwallSean (Reply 28):
And I like to scream NOOOOOO there is no decent Fish and chips in NZ.

So you prefer the precooked and left to dry out UK style fish and chip over cooked to order fresh fish and chips, there is something wrong.

If you want decent fish and chips there are two shops in Takapuna, one is in the arcade off hurstmere road where the Jesters pie shop is, the other is beside the Brazilian restaurant in lake road. Another good chippee is in Milford, in a small block of shops opposite the ASB in Milford Road. All three of these shops are fish shops so have very fresh fish, snapper is always the best.

Go up North to the Hokianga Harbour and you will come to the best chippee in the world, there are two good ones in Piahia, another great one in Tairua, I struggled for 2.5 years trying to find decent fish and chips in England, it's probably the cod with skin and the fact that most places precook and hold rather than cook to order than makes UK fish and chips a miserable experience for anyone used to decent fish and chips from NZ or Australia.
 
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Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:27 pm

After this thread came up I went to my fav local F&C place....First time eating that greasy goodness in over 2 months.  Smile


I want to go back soon, he is introducing Snapper to the menu today. I usually have the Haddock, has anyone tried fish and chips style snapper? How does it taste?

Since Snapper is a less expensive fish, the owner told me the the portion will be almost twice the size of the haddock. I tried to get him to try bluefin tuna on the menu, lol... Imagine $35 fish and chips LOL  Smile I have a feeling that will not become a menu item.
 
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Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:33 pm



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 32):

So you prefer the precooked and left to dry out UK style fish and chip over cooked to order fresh fish and chips, there is something wrong.

Yes I safely say that I prefer the UK Fish and chips every day compared to everything I have found so far in Auckland.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 32):
If you want decent fish and chips there are two shops in Takapuna, one is in the arcade off hurstmere road where the Jesters pie shop is, the other is beside the Brazilian restaurant in lake road. Another good chippee is in Milford, in a small block of shops opposite the ASB in Milford Road. All three of these shops are fish shops so have very fresh fish, snapper is always the best.

Will try them all, no one would be happier than me if they turned out to be great. Will be a first for me in NZ if they were.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 32):
Go up North to the Hokianga Harbour and you will come to the best chippee in the world, there are two good ones in Piahia, another great one in Tairua, I struggled for 2.5 years trying to find decent fish and chips in England, it's probably the cod with skin and the fact that most places precook and hold rather than cook to order than makes UK fish and chips a miserable experience for anyone used to decent fish and chips from NZ or Australia.

Hmm, this is like the time when another kiwi deabted about their great sushi with a japanese member. Saying that kiwi sushi was miles better than the japanese version. His favorite sushi contained baconand eggs!
The japanese bloke didnt know how to counter that...
Its the same when we talk fish and chips and the fish supposed to begreat is snapper and the less tasty fish is cod. there is something thats gone missing from that analysis.
Snapper in Fish and chips is like panpizza to italians. What seems to be a great idea for the americans is just met with raised eyebrows and heads shaking in Italy...
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:57 pm



Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 24):
Nowhere in the UK has a monopoly on "The Best Fish and Chips". I've had good and bad everywhere. It all depends on your own personal preferences.

For me, one of the best I had was in Port St Mary in the Isle of Man. But, then I've also had excellent fish and chips at my Uncles chip shop back in the early seventies. And that was in Redhill in Surrey. The chippie in Forres was ok too. Can't ever remember fantastic meals in Wales but then, I only spent 5 years there so I didn't get a chance to really look! 

At the moment, some of the chippies on Brighton seafront serve a good meal - although some serve an appalling variation!! And £2 for a tiny cardboard plate of chips on the pier is simply extortion!!

Andy   

PS: I did have some in DTW while waiting for a flight to YYZ but it's hard to say how that was without upsetting our American cousins! 

I have two opinions on the best fish and chips in the world.

Best I've ever had is from FISHCLUB which is a small chain of boutique designer chippies around south London. There's one about a hundred yards from where i live on St John's Hill up from Clapham Junction. Fish and chips, with a wonderful variation of both, as well as tiger prawn kebabs, oysters, lobster in batter etc etc - haddock and chips will set you back about £11 but it is the absolute doggie's danglies.

Other one was a cod and chips I had in Filey in Yorkshire in about 1991. I remember it like it was yesterday ostensibly because it was so damn good. We were having a holiday there and had fish and chips every night pretty much from Whitby, Scarborough and Flamborough Head etc. Cant remember the name of the place but it rocked.

Oh and FYI - everyone knows the best way to have fish and chips is with at least one pint of London Pride or similar (Bishop's Finger works as well), with mayonnaise, tartare sauce, ketchup, gravy and a round of bread and butter. Chip sarnies ahoy!!!  Smile
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Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:09 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 35):
Oh and FYI - everyone knows the best way to have fish and chips is with at least one pint of London Pride or similar (Bishop's Finger works as well), with mayonnaise, tartare sauce, ketchup, gravy and a round of bread and butter. Chip sarnies ahoy!!!

You live in Battersea and you're not drinking Youngs?? Shame on you!!  Big grin

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 24):
Nowhere in the UK has a monopoly on "The Best Fish and Chips". I've had good and bad everywhere. It all depends on your own personal preferences.

I couldn't agree more. There are good and bad chippies everywhere, it's more down to the owners and how they prepare the food than whereabouts in the country they are!
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Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:15 pm



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 36):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 35):
Oh and FYI - everyone knows the best way to have fish and chips is with at least one pint of London Pride or similar (Bishop's Finger works as well), with mayonnaise, tartare sauce, ketchup, gravy and a round of bread and butter. Chip sarnies ahoy!!!

You live in Battersea and you're not drinking Youngs?? Shame on you!!

No I live in Wandsworth which is even closer!  Smile

I love Youngs, and particularly their fine drinking establishments, but being a poor, destitute senior analyst and European operations director for a large multi-national business information company it means that I cannot afford to drink there. I only bring home a little over two grand a month and thats enough for one round and a packet of pork scratchings in a Youngs pub!  Wink

Are you a fellow Londoner, Viscount?
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Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:20 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 37):
Are you a fellow Londoner, Viscount?

I am indeed...and a good Battersea boy to boot! I just happen to have drifted aimlessly to the wastelands of Sutton over the years, but Battersea will always be home (grew up and went to school there)!

Youngs pubs used to be the best, and in some areas they are actually still quite good, and not overly expensive either. But to keep the thread sort of on track, don't ever order chips in a revamped Youngs pub...you'll pay £8.99 for six!! Big grin
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:27 pm



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 38):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 37):
Are you a fellow Londoner, Viscount?

I am indeed...and a good Battersea boy to boot! I just happen to have drifted aimlessly to the wastelands of Sutton over the years, but Battersea will always be home (grew up and went to school there)!

Youngs pubs used to be the best, and in some areas they are actually still quite good, and not overly expensive either. But to keep the thread sort of on track, don't ever order chips in a revamped Youngs pub...you'll pay £8.99 for six!!

LOL Sutton - arent FlightGlobal based down there?

I like Youngs pubs - and there are some lovely ones here - the one on Wandsworth hill and also the Waterfront down by the river next to Wansdworth bridge are very, very nice pubs indeed.

Pretty good fish and chips as well. Shame they dont give 0% finance until 2010 or at least flexible payment options but hey ho, its good beer!
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:34 pm

Had a delicious lunch today:

1 x battered chip shop sausage
1 x large non battered (but still deep fried) chip shop sausage
1 x half small chips

salt, vinegar, scraps

LOVELY
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:48 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 39):
LOL Sutton - arent FlightGlobal based down there?

Good lord, so they are! I had no idea until I just did a quick google search! I wonder if they're hiring...

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 39):
I like Youngs pubs - and there are some lovely ones here - the one on Wandsworth hill

Do you mean West Hill or East Hill? I guess being the (original) home of the Youngs brewery, it goes without saying that Wandsworth has some of their best showhouses! I know I spent many happy hours in the Spread Eagle in Wandsworth High Street when I was at South Thames College (although how I managed it on a student grant of £124 a term I will never know!!).

However...it does seem that a lot of the best chippies round these parts are run by Chinese people...they always seem to be the most popular. Must be something to do with the way they cook the stuff, or maybe they add a few special secret Chinese ingredients to the batter!!
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:56 pm



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 41):
Good lord, so they are! I had no idea until I just did a quick google search! I wonder if they're hiring...

Nope - they arent. I checked last week  Smile

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 41):
Do you mean West Hill or East Hill? I guess being the (original) home of the Youngs brewery, it goes without saying that Wandsworth has some of their best showhouses! I know I spent many happy hours in the Spread Eagle in Wandsworth High Street when I was at South Thames College (although how I managed it on a student grant of £124 a term I will never know!!).

East Hill AKA St John's Hill - the Spread Eagle is a fantastic boozer.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 41):
However...it does seem that a lot of the best chippies round these parts are run by Chinese people...they always seem to be the most popular. Must be something to do with the way they cook the stuff, or maybe they add a few special secret Chinese ingredients to the batter!!

Yep - theres one called Happy Valley run by Chinese family. 7/10 for fish and chips and only £4.80. You could do a lot worse round here.

I once had fish and chips from a dodgy Albanian kebab house. Vile.
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:13 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 42):
Nope - they arent. I checked last week

True...I checked just now...they have nothing! I spoke to a guy in recruitment too - I wanted to suggest that he must have a boring job if they're not recruiting for anything at the moment (I wasn't specific about what I was looking for), but I held my tongue!

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 40):
1 x half small chips

Your arteries will thank you for only having half a portion of chips on top of all that other stuff! Big grin

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 42):
I once had fish and chips from a dodgy Albanian kebab house. Vile.

That reminds me...the Themis Kebab house next to the Latchmere pub in Battersea not only does the best kebabs in the area, but I'm told some of the best fish and chips too! The people that run it are a Turkish family and have owned the place for years.

There you go you see, the best chippies seem to be those that are not run by British people!  Wink
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:21 pm



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 43):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 42):
I once had fish and chips from a dodgy Albanian kebab house. Vile.

That reminds me...the Themis Kebab house next to the Latchmere pub in Battersea not only does the best kebabs in the area, but I'm told some of the best fish and chips too! The people that run it are a Turkish family and have owned the place for years.

There you go you see, the best chippies seem to be those that are not run by British people!

I think Fishclub are Brits.

Have you been?
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:22 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 44):
I think Fishclub are Brits.

Have you been?

I haven't, no, but I'll certainly check them out the next time I'm up there...assuming they also do saveloys!
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:52 pm



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 45):

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 44):
I think Fishclub are Brits.

Have you been?

I haven't, no, but I'll certainly check them out the next time I'm up there...assuming they also do saveloys!

For illustrative purposes purely - and to show everyone on this thread what a la carte, designer fish and chips looks like -

http://www.fishclub.co.uk/
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:02 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 46):
For illustrative purposes purely - and to show everyone on this thread what a la carte, designer fish and chips looks like -

That's poncy fish and chips that is  Wink

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 41):
Wandsworth High Street

Wandsworth ?? Where's that?

Or are you referring to East Putney? Or West Clapham  Wink
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:13 pm



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 46):
For illustrative purposes purely - and to show everyone on this thread what a la carte, designer fish and chips looks like

Oh lord...now that's what you call tarted-up fish and chips!! But sadly, not a saveloy in sight...although they do seem to have black pudding on the 'non fish' menu for some bizarre reason! I love the way they've described their cod as being "line caught" though...!

Quoting Cornish (Reply 47):
Or are you referring to East Putney? Or West Clapham

I'm sure some residents would prefer 'South Fulham', although don't ever dare call it 'North Earlsfield'! Personally I rather like the sound of 'West Battersea', but then I am a bit odd!! Big grin
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RE: English Fish And Chips

Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:04 pm



Quoting Cornish (Reply 47):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 46):
For illustrative purposes purely - and to show everyone on this thread what a la carte, designer fish and chips looks like -

That's poncy fish and chips that is

Haha as soon as we started talking about beer and lo! Cornish jumps in!  Smile

Re Fishclub its a lot nicer than it looks in the photos. Their Chorizo and Tiger Prawn kebabs are lovely too.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 48):
Quoting Cornish (Reply 47):
Or are you referring to East Putney? Or West Clapham

I'm sure some residents would prefer 'South Fulham', although don't ever dare call it 'North Earlsfield'! Personally I rather like the sound of 'West Battersea', but then I am a bit odd!!

I tell people who dont know London very well that I live in Clapham and people who do that I live in St John's Hill or Wandsworth.

North Earlsfield has never sprung to mind i must say.
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