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FOOD MONSTER: Burton Road Chippy in Lincoln

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

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Mouthwatering: Haddock and chips cooked to perfection at Burton Road Chippy

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The Burton Road Chippy has been in the news a fair bit recently, and for all the right reasons.

Just last week it narrowly missed out on being crowned the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at the Lancaster London Hotel after making the final ten by being named the Best in Eastern England.

But owner Des Anastasiou and his team didn't walk away empty handed. They won the Fish and Chip Feast Fundraising Award, for their work to raise cash for the charity Seafarers UK.

So it was with high expectations that I took a work colleague for lunch on Tuesday.

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The early signs were more than promising. The place was already busy, with a big birthday party enjoying their food – but we were greeted quickly and warmly and taken to our seat.

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I gave the menu no more than a cursory glance. It was always going to be haddock and chips for both of us, mine with mushy peas. It was good to see the gluten free options on display too. What a great marketing tool… there are so many people out there who can't eat gluten, so a dedicated menu will surely make customers drive that extra mile for the once-a-month treat.

So, after ten minutes, the meal arrived, with bread and butter in tow.

My colleague said both the haddock, in its gorgeous, crispy batter, and chips were cooked to perfection. I couldn't disagree.

The portion sizes were generous without being overbearing, and looking round it was difficult to find a meal that had been left unfinished. There were a lot of content customers leaving a lot more slowly than they had walked in.

Burton Road Chippy has also got the balance right between its take-away and dine-in trade. Having done both a couple of times, you're never left feeling that the other customers are receiving their food first. It's a tough, but commendable balance to achieve.

And it's also reassuring when you see a restaurant has a 5/5 food hygiene rating. It was no surprise to see that here, as the restaurant was spotless.

I couldn't help but chuckle at the big Valentine's Day ads. Imagine telling your new beau that you're taking them out for a meal on Feb 14 and they'll be thrilled.

You risk being dumped once you pull into the chippy car park, but then he or she might just forgive you once they tuck into that glorious batter…

Overall it's a smashing chippy that deserves the full five stars. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food is top notch and at £17 for two, it's not going to break the bank.

THE FOOD: Regular haddock and chip special, including mushy peas and bread & butter, cup of tea and Diet Coke

TOTAL: £17 for two, special offer.

FINAL VERDICT: Great food and service.

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9 comments

  • flitmar  |  February 09 2013, 1:07AM

    @MJ, Funnyburgers is amazing....Mysterymeat at its best!

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  • InsideStory  |  February 08 2013, 6:28PM

    The Bently on Nettleham Fields is just as good as the Burton Road chippy any day. What was once everyone's friday night treat is now out priced and only eaten once in a while .

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  • Lincoln_Biker  |  February 08 2013, 1:22PM

    "Place your bets for next week's review" My bet is on FM reviewing a meal deal from Boots. Oh, wait a minute, the meal deal portion size might not be up to FM's expectation.

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  • OldLincolnia  |  February 08 2013, 1:10PM

    Why are so many very decent fooderies ignored by the random crew of Food Monsters? Is Fish and Chips all this bunch are qualified to comment on?

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  • nolies  |  February 08 2013, 12:06PM

    The only good thing to come out of hull is the humber bridge

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  • MagicJohnson  |  February 08 2013, 11:28AM

    TB...how about the burger stall in the Cornhill?

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  • TB78WHlNE  |  February 08 2013, 9:35AM

    Adam089: I might, at a push, be prepared to take the time and expense of travelling to Hull if it offered an exceptional dining experience with proper gourmet food. A bag of fish and chips, not so much. So, we've had a Chinese takeaway and now a chippy. Place your bets for next week's review. I'm going with KFC.

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  • Adam089  |  February 08 2013, 7:27AM

    It's nice but it's not a patch on the fish and chip shops we have just an hour up the road in Hull. Definitely the best in Lincoln though which has some truly terrible chippys.

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  • joebudge  |  February 08 2013, 7:02AM

    I took my wife and 11 family members there for my wife's 50th birthday last year and had a wonderful meal and time and all thanks to Lesley Graves who I met through the YPFLI group on Facebook plus we shared the room with a very large group of excited youngsters which gave it a happy atmosphere as well....highly rated and well deserved.

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