Simpsons Fish and Chips, Cheltenham GL52 5AL, 5 March 2016
Good evening, I am tasting tonight at Simpsons Fish and Chips, Cheltenham. This is not ordinary Fish and chips, it is UK’s No.1 Fish and Chips Takeaway award 2016 by the SEAFISH, the authority of the seafood (who are you?).
£6.90 is cheap compared to £13.00 (of course), I paid 2 days ago (see my last post), but it is not cheap for takeaway. But hey, here is the No. 1 in the whole country.
Often I wonder, how genuine and credible is this hygiene rate? How long ago this was awarded? How often is this reviewed? The other day, I saw a little cafe putting a photocopied sign. If you do that, would you be prosecuted?
- Fish 6/10 This cannot be the No.1 in the whole country. Yes it was take away so some of the crunchiness of the batter had lost, which is OK. But fish was dry, and ah, no skin! how disappointing. Also what is so special about this batter? Or may be I am used to “beer battered”?
- Chips 8/10. They are good! proper chips, love them! Strong potato taste, hit my stomach spot in this cold night! Yey!
Overall 6/10, did not leave me massive impression. Shame!
Is this just me thinking, how come you can give an award for 2016 already, it is only March, we have some 9 months to go this year, anything can happen in the world of Fish and Chips!
This experience taught me I have to broaden my horizon to take away world. Then one day, I may be able to be a panel of National Fish and Chips awards. I now see my career goal.