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Northern fish and chips

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Northern fish and chips are the best.

The fish was perfect, not oily, just meaty white fish encased in a crispy batter.

From Hillycroft fish and chip shop, LS27.

Winner of best fish and chip award - they take it seriously up there.

£3.25. Amazing food and amazing price.
19th Feb 2006, 17:28   | tags:,


Pamela(posiesplace-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

Looks yummy!

Proper fish and chips is something I really miss from back home

8th Mar 2006, 12:27

Joe says:

£3.25! ? I live in Leeds (LS7) and pay £2.60....I was born on the east coast (home of fish and chips) and it costs me £1.99 for the best fish and chips on earth there.
Admitedly I've never tried hillycroft, have you tried Brets in Headingly?, thats as close to east coast fish and chips as you can get outside of lincolnshire...but you pay for it.

8th Mar 2006, 12:35

seaneeboy says:

Brets is expensive, but worth it :)

8th Mar 2006, 12:44

FilbertFox says:

best fish and chip shop i ever went to was Grimsby Fiaheries on Welford road in Leicester - the queue was sooooo long at friday tea time. Oh those chips. could do withe some now

8th Mar 2006, 12:52

Euphro says:

That reminds me that it is lunch-time :D

8th Mar 2006, 12:53

jammed says:

£3.25 IS expensive for the area, mostly its £2-£2.50

My mum recommended them and she did say they were a bit pricey!

Anyway, i live in london now and the only places that does remotely decent fish and chips costs £8.50 for takeaway. Unbelievable. And its no way as good.

I would to eat them now.

8th Mar 2006, 12:55

jammed says:

Will try Brets next time I'm up.


8th Mar 2006, 12:56

seaneeboy says:

Hmn - Grimsby fisheries was OK, but not a patch on anything from the likes of whitby.

It was a shock going from Glasgow to Leicester, I can tell you.

8th Mar 2006, 12:58

Joe says:

I was born in Grimsby, and my local chippy was about 100 meters from the fish docks, they even filleted the fish themselves..8 inch long haddock and chips for £1.99.

Whitby is good, but Ernie Becketts in the market place in Cleethorpes and the Pea Bung on freeman street market in Grimsby both take some beating.

8th Mar 2006, 13:16

seaneeboy says:

Oh yeah, GRIMSBY fish is ace, but Grimsey Fisheries in Leicester was Avarage-at-best IMO - perhaps I just got a bad day though, FFox :)

8th Mar 2006, 13:17

seaneeboy says:

Later this year or next year, we're planning on going on a culinary tour around the UK... including
Rick Stein's Chippy.


8th Mar 2006, 13:20

Joe says:

:) I've never even been to Leicester...how odd that they're called Grimsby fisheries....

8th Mar 2006, 13:21

Euphro says:

That reminds me a bit of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band sketch, where, approximately, a posh gent walks in and says "I'd like this suit dry-cleaned", to which he receives the reply "oh no, we don't do dry cleaning". He then contends "but it says '24 hour dry cleaners' outside", with the answer "oh, no, that's just the name of the shop" :D

8th Mar 2006, 13:25

FilbertFox says:

Joe - its cos thats be where they buy the fish from i suppose

8th Mar 2006, 16:34

steff says:

yes these chips wa fantastic lol!!!!!

22nd Mar 2006, 13:28

steff says:

u lot r a set o plebs

22nd Mar 2006, 13:29

helend says:

obviously u all need a gud bonin! as u r all sad fukaz

22nd Mar 2006, 13:29

steff says:

westmorland chippy in skipton iz da best

22nd Mar 2006, 13:43

seaneeboy says:

Helend - yes, all fish need to be boned properly before eating them, otherwise they'd stick in your teeth!

What a remarkably thoughtly comment :)

22nd Mar 2006, 13:53

hewitt says:

Grimsby fisheries is the best fish shop ive been too-the fish was massive

30th Nov 2006, 23:14

daniel says:

i dident like it dont buy from there

2nd Oct 2007, 15:03

kas65 says:

The best fish n chips iv had were from Scarborough...but Grimsby fisheries do some of the best in Leicester imho. Filbert was right about the name...cant catch too many sea fish in Lestah :o)

14th Dec 2007, 16:27

jade says:

the best fish and chip shop in cleethorpes is ERNIE BECKETTS without a doubt they have won awards and the staff are very friendly very relaxed atmosphere as well ERNIE BECKETTS all the way !!!!

30th Mar 2008, 23:00

fish and chip lover(m-dot-johnston-at-aol-dot-com) says:

Sorry to disappoint but Grimsby Fisheries' chips in Leicester have become terrible. They bulk-fry and re-heat on demand. Theur chips are of a paley grey these days and taste dry and stale. Nowhere near what they used to be like!

17th May 2008, 13:23