Who doesn't love a good Chip Shop supper? If you live in Britain, it's basically a law to sit on a bench with some chips wrapped in newspaper when you go to the seaside. I find something comforting about going into a traditional British chippy, smelling the salt and vinegar and get a tasty treat wrapped up in paper.
It was on a recent trip to the king of all fish and chip shops that I realised I hadn't shared this hidden treasure with you all. It's become a tradition in my family to have a meal at Whelan's Fish and Chips for any birthdays or celebrations. We've been going there for years now and it's become a bit of a home away from home.
Established in 1937, Whelan's is an award-winning fish and chips takeaway and restaurant nestled away on the oh so pretty high street of Lytham St. Annes, just down the coast from Blackpool. Of course you can opt for a traditional takeaway and sit outside at the tables, or walk 5 minutes to the sea, but my favourite way to enjoy Whelan's is to visit their Fish Restaurant.
Hidden towards the back of the takeaway, the restaurant is pretty small, but gets full fast. If you're in a group of more than 4, I'd book a table. The menu is pretty standard for a Fish restaurant, covering everything from large cod, scampi and fish cakes, to pies and sausage. It's the quality though that keeps my family coming back time after time. The pieces of fish are the biggest, freshest and tastiest I've ever had. The Scampi is pure perfection. With super friendly and fast service, there is honestly nothing I can fault and I'm not the only one! With rave reviews from Ryan Giggs, Carl Fogarty and Gordan Ramsey, Whelan's has been give the seal of approval from foodies and families alike. My one recommendation? Go hungry.
So that's where my family head to for any celebrations, but I'd love to know any recommendations you have for special meals!