Fish and Chips Deconstructed

The Chester Grosvenor.. the finest Fish & Chips in the UK?

As the UK celebrates National Fish & Chip Day on Friday 2nd June, could 5* Hotel, The Chester Grosvenor, be serving the finest Fish & Chips in the UK?

It is no secret that UK residents are famed for their love of fish and chips, available the length and breadth of the country. However, the popularity and demand for the dish means that it can now be found on the menu of The Chester Grosvenor, one of only a handful of 5 Red star hotels in the country.

Fish and chips arrived in England around 1860 when the first fish and chip shop was opened in London. The meal was an instant hit and by 1910 there were over 25,000 such shops throughout the UK. National Fish and Chip day on Friday 2nd June, celebrates all that is great about fish and chips, whilst its growing appearance in restaurants outside of the standard ‘chippy’ demonstrates that it is still the nation’s favourite

Available in La Brasserie that is open to the general public on a daily basis, The Chester Grosvenor creates the dish in its main kitchen, overseen by Michelin starred chef, Simon Radley. On appearance, the dish is an exact replication of how it should be, however, this is The Chester Grosvenor, so it is no ordinary fish and chips.

Priding itself on its use of local ingredients, The Chester Grosvenor’s crispy battered Haddock is made with a local Cheshire Eastgate ale, Weetwood. Sitting on a bed of freshly crushed mushy peas, alongside a delicious tartare sauce, made from capers, gherkins and shallots. And the chips? It’s all about keeping it simple.

Here Executive Chef, Simon Radley, comments: “At The Chester Grosvenor, we are extremely lucky to be dealing with some of the freshest and finest ingredients around on a daily basis. We are committed to buying British where possible and felt that a classic, British hotel, couldn’t omit ‘Fish & Chips’ from our menu. There is an art to making it and everyone is a critic, so we had to make sure we were getting our own version just right. We have respected the dish, and opted for a classic style executed to bring out the best of the ingredients. Its popularity speaks for itself.”

Guests can now enjoy lunch and dinner at The Chester Grosvenor in the Parisian style La Brasserie restaurant’s new seating area. Replacing the Rococo Chocolate store in a prime position looking onto Eastgate Street, the tables, which are within site of the Roman walls and famous Eastgate Clock tower, offer one of the finest dinning positions in the City.

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