Best fish and chips in Bristol

May 26 2016
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Best fish and chips in Bristol

A FISH and chip shop in Bishopston has been named as one of the top 50 in whole of the UK.

Bishopston Fish Bar, based in Gloucester Road central, is the only fish and chip takeaway in Bristol to receive the accolade from Fry Magazine following four months of mystery dining.

The mystery diner commented: “Very good quality fish and chips, friendly staff. There was nothing I could suggest to improve.”

Owner Nick Lomvardos said: “It makes me ever so proud as it’s my 10th award since opening. It shows that you can’t beat quality. There’s no point in producing the largest bag of chips if they don’t taste good. I buy the best cod and fish I can and our oil is changed every week.”

The 50 fish and chip takeaways made the list after an independent company sent mystery diners to each shop and assessed a range of frontofhouse aspects from staff friendliness, cleanliness of the takeaway to how knowledgeable staff are about the products on offer.

Points were also awarded for the quality of the food with everything being critiqued from the crispness of the batter, to the size and fluffiness of the inside of chips, to the flakiness and texture of the fish.

With takeaways picking up additional points for details such as clean and tidy uniforms, the availability of a specials board, and food being cooked to order, the benchmark was set extremely high with every shop on the list scoring 96% or over in their mystery dine.

Reece Head, competition organiser, commented: “There are a lot of different facets to running a fish and chip takeaway and we believe those shops investing that extra time, effort and training deserve to be recognised for their achievements.”

Nick started out in the business aged 18, working for his dad at his shop in Filton Avenue, before opening his own premises nearly 6 years ago.

He added: “I celebrated 30 years of being in this trade in April and I still learn something new every day.” Bishopston Fish Bar 264 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8PB Tel: 0117 3079390 www.bishopstonfishbar.co.uk