5 years ago, Fish and Chips in Barcelona was born. Two lovely young ladies and good friends of mine, opened up Fish and Chips, after having a hankering for their countries’ ubiquitous food. Barcelona is full of Doner Kebap shops, Pubs, and Burger Joints, but there was nary a Chippy in sight. So, after travelling to Leeds to complete their National Fish Fryer’s Association course, they came back to their new home town and embarked on a new path in life.
Yesterday I went down to the Chippy to have some Fish and Chips, because how could I possibly have Brit Week without having probably the most English of dishes other than Chicken Tikka Masala? ;) The Raval is an area of Barcelona that is chock full of Kebap joints, making the chippy stand out if you are in the mood for something that is completely different. I grabbed a friend, and we plonked ourselves on the terrace, under the shade of Acacia trees and hungrily waited for our food.
Which took a while, since the chippy was plagued today with a group of British students having their lunch.
But no worries, it was such a gorgeous day that with a beer in hand, and idle chatter with good friends, I didn’t mind waiting. We ordered the fish and chips menu, with all the sauces, because my friend is Catalan and he had never tried any of them.
My favorite is the curry sauce. If you are missing all your typical chippy food, well you are so in luck. They have just about everything an expat Brit’s heart can desire.
They also serve a Full English Breakfast, and an American one, all day long.
And now….for the Food. I have tried Fish and Chips maybe once or twice in London, and was not impressed. These ladies, to me, make hands down the best fish and chips this side of the english channel, and probably on that side too. They only use flash-frozen fresh Cod fillets, and they made sure they got the highest quality potatoes that have very little water content, which are perfect for frying. And I was not disappointed!
But, those of you that have been there before, and those who haven’t will have a big surprise. This year marks the Chippy’s 5th Anniversary, and they are having a big blowout this Sunday, 10th of June, from 3 pm onwards. There will be mini-canapes of yorkshire pudding and roast beef, all sorts of baked goodies, and lots of the usual stuff too!
But, the best part is that they are unveiling their new menu items. I will certainly be going there really soon, to try all the new yummy things!
Apart from the regular menu, they are doing a Burger menu, with 100% beef, Chicken, Fish and Veggie burgers; a Hot and Cold Sandwich menu that will have the regular Sausage, BLT, Bacon…..and then Egg and Cress (LOVE), Cheese and Pickle (LOVE LOVE) Chicken Salad and Ham and Mustard.
And for those who want something completely different, there will be Lasagna and Veggie Lasagna. And another option of sides will be the coleslaw! Can’t wait to try it all.
So, if you want to have a great time on Sunday, with some great British grub, drinks, music and fun, go down to the Chippy for their 5th Anniversary! And if that weren’t enough to make you want to go, all their bestseller’s will be sold at a discount!
Fish and Chips
Rambla del Raval 26
Tel: 93 4411134
Say hi to Julia while you’re there!
Tomorrow, I am off to Switzerland and Italy for my 20 year high school reunion, so will be photo blogging all my wonderful eats and sights!
Ciao e ci vediamo Lunedi!