Fresh prize for Nick’s chippie
A chip shop on Gloucester Road is now officially one of the best in the region.
A CHIP shop on Gloucester Road is now officially one of the best in the region.
The Bishopston Fish Bar, opposite the Nevil Road junction, already named Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year for the Wiltshire, Dorset and Avon region, was runner-up in the regional contest for the South and West of England.
Nick Lomvardos, owner of the Bishopston Fish Bar, was mystery shopped by an adjudicator from organisers Seafish, and underwent a three hour-inspection of the shop.
The inspector judged the appearance of the store, staff's interaction with customers and whether food was freshly produced and cooked.
Every morning, fish is cut and boned. Batter is produced half an hour before opening. Chips are also freshly cut each day.
Mr Lomvardos said: "The judge was really impressed that a lot of things are produced and prepared fresh on the day. He liked that we served traditional dishes, such as faggots and spam fritters, and he really enjoyed the touch of lemon in with the chips and cod. He was also impressed that I was around at the shop."
He added: "It's great to know that the best fish and chip shop in Bristol is right here on Gloucester Road."
Bishopston Fish Bar was also voted one of the South West's top five shops in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2012.
For more information on Bishopston Fish Bar, visit: www.bishopstonfishbar.co.uk.
264 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8PB. Tele: 01173 079 390.