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“Good Chippy”
Review of Town Street Fryer

Town Street Fryer
Ranked #15 of 57 Restaurants in Marple
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Had Haddock and Chip, and Spicy curry sauce, fish was nice and fresh, batter slightly heavy, nice chips if a little over crispy and dry. Son had a mini fish, reasonable portion, decent portion of chips. Pleasant service one of the best in Marple.

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Thank bazonian2015
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

We moved to Marple Bridge in October 2016 and given that the North West of England is famous for its fish and chips, set about trying to find the best one in the area.

So far I have now sampled 8 relatively local chippies and this is head and shoulders above all the rest of those we have tried. Fresh, tasty, batter-just-right fish and chips is a wonderful British tradition and these guys exemplify proper nosh provision.

Service is friendly and professional and prices are really reasonable. I usually have mine with mushy peas (or guacamole as Peter Mandelson called in in Newcastle I think). I know of no other food that is as consistent as mushy peas. Always good even in the worst chip shops. This place gets five stars with ease and I'd be happy to recommend it to anyone asking.

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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Best chippy around by far, polite friendly staff,brilliant chips and quality fish.looks like a clean well run business.

1  Thank Pete D
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Reviewed November 26, 2016

I'm rather sad to write this, as I always expected better from the Fryer. Over the few years it's been open, I've been disappointed, but then I did spend 25 years in the chippy industry. Nevertheless, I gave it another go to see if things had improved, sadly not, it remains consistently average to poor.

The owner really does need to reconsider his preparation and cooking skills. For his benefit I will summerise the actions that could turn this from an average to great fish shop.

Firstly, the chips, they should not be overwhelmingly less than 1" long, nor be predominately 'scrapings', but a minimum of 10mm sided. They should be Hot, freshly cooked from blanched, within 15-20min of sale, served from a piping hot transfer dock. Potato supplies are not an excuse here.

The oil should not taste bitter, on the verge of rancid, but changed before this point and only Pure Vegetable oil used, only ever sieved from the main pan, never after draining and then returned. On quick oil turnover, goose fat can be added.

Heated Pies, that are not sold in the previous session should not be returned to the chill, or anywhere else, even if done hygienically, the pastry suffers by repeated temperature change.

The fish, and this is a tricky one, should be delivered fresh, whole and only frozen as last resort. Filleted on site twice weekly and only fried to order in home batter to produce a crisp shell with no 'sogginess'.

Peas, should not taste bleached, this is a sign of being over-soaked in soda or commercially supplied marrow-fat peas.

Gravy, why oh why is proper stock not used, instead of the cheap browning, it cost no more and adds the finishing touch.

Hygiene, this appears impeccable as it should, but then I am not privy behind the scenes. I could say more, but these are my observations of factors all within the control of the fryer. Were I to make just one recommendation, it would be to obtain the skills from a expert hand, rather than rely on what 'seems' right. In the meantime it will remain just another chippy, rather than the great one it could be.

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Thank briancarr600
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Was told by work colleagues to try this chippy after visiting a few in the area was not disappointed .
Food was absolutely lovely and ive been when not in work and drove here from new mills for food

Thank celia c
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