This particular chippy has been a long time coming. First of all there was a run-down empty shop, then a Chinese take-away and now, finally a fully functioning chip shop and Chinese take-away – right down the end of my street.
Last night I finally got the chance to give it a test drive.
Fish: Apart from the fact that this was ‘unidentified’ fish (nothing on the menu to differentiate and definitely no choice. I hate that.) it was good. I’m guessing it was hake, certain it wasn’t cod, but nicely cooked whatever the species.
Batter: Not good. Hard to put my finger on it, but if top fish is battered with a chiffon wrap, this one was constrained in a straight-jacket. Definitely not melt-in-the mouth – more like stirred in a concrete mixer and greasy too.
Chips: Bingo! A huge portion of freshly fried chips. Perhaps a little pale in colour but well crispy and hot. Thankfully I wanted them with salt and vinegar because we didn’t get a choice.
Peas: Nothing to write home about – so I won’t.
Verdict: I can safely say they’re the best fish and chips in Glossop. Those readers from Glossop will know that isn’t a great commendation but this newcomer passes muster on most counts.
Manor Fish and Chips is at the junction of Manor Park Road and the A57.
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