Did you know that it is the 150th Birthday of Fish & Chips? Exciting isn’t it!? I would like to say that I sourced this information from a newspaper wrapped portion of our nation’s favourite take out, although, I actually read it on-line… whilst lazing… in my bed.
Still, to celebrate the grand ole age of 150, Essex Gourmet has decided to seek and find the very best Fish & Chip Shops in Essex, to share and delight! But first, to whet your appetite, here are some interesting trivia facts that also inspired me from The Independent’s article:
- An average serving of chips contains more than double the fibre found in an average serving of brown rice or bowl of porridge.
- Fish and chips outsell Indian takeaways by four to one.
- Fish and chips came top of two surveys as a national icon, beating the Queen, Princess Diana and the Beatles.
- An average portion of battered cod and chips has fewer calories, saturated fat and salt than a cheese and tomato pizza.
So there you have it – Fish and Chips are relatively healthy in comparison to alternative take-away choices, and are deemed more British than the Queen. So crack open the bubbly – Champagne, Cava, Vinho Verde or a good Riesling all pair well – and celebrate with a big portion of Fish and Chips from Essex’s finest:
Fish‘n Chick‘n – 2 Kidcaps, The Knares, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5UD
Wilsons Fish and Chips – 101 Station Rd, Chingford, Essex E4 7BU
Fish‘n Chick‘n – 54 St Christopher Road, St Johns, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0NB
Scooby Snax – 3 Church Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex CO7 0JE
R Mumford & Son – 6-8 Cromwell Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5HF
Fish‘n Chick‘n - 1 Rayleigh Parade, Hutton, Essex, CM13 1BN
Paul’s Plaice – 4 Bentalls Shopping Centre, Colchester Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4NW
Frying Pan – 609 Southchurch Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2PN
Fish‘n Chick‘n – 14 Reeves Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5XF
Fishy Business – 109 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2AH
Henley’s – 9 Vine Parade,Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9HA
The above Fish & Chip shops & restaurants have been recognised and awarded for their commitment to quality and the use of fresh, sustainable fish stock – Enjoy!