Month: July 2019

Afternoon Tea Near Cambridge- The Stove Cafe Review

Afternoon Tea Near Cambridge- The Stove Cafe Review

For a great afternoon tea near Cambridge, head to The Stove Cafe in Bourn. Part of  Manor Farm, The Stove Cafe offers a range of breakfasts, brunches and lunches, all of which are homemade and delicious. On this occasion we went for the afternoon tea-…

Places to eat in  Cambridge- Amélie Review

Places to eat in Cambridge- Amélie Review

Trying new places to eat in Cambridge is our favourite pastime and we recently had the pleasure of Amélie in the (newly revamped) Grafton Centre Cambridge. Look out for the bright yellow vintage Citroën van opposite the VUE cinema. This independent, family run venture serves…

Fish and Chips in St. Ives- Eric’s Review

Fish and Chips in St. Ives- Eric’s Review

The opening of Eric’s is excellent news for lovers of fish and chips in St Ives. It has become a tradition of ours to follow up a long beach walk in Norfolk with a trip to Eric’s at Thornham for their delicious fish and chips, so imagine how excitied we were to hear that St. Ives, Cambridgeshire (our home town) was to get its very own Eric’s!

The Space:

fish and chips in St Ives

Our first visit was on opening day and we enjoyed it just as much as we do by the seaside. Eric’s St Ives is a well designed restaurant and takeaway, which is family friendly. The decor is bright, fresh and modern.The outside tables offer a dog friendly option too.

The Food:

fish and chips in St Ives

Fish (cod on this visit), chips and mushy peas- the mushy peas are homemade of course. Mel opts for her meal fried in rapeseed oil rather than the standard beef dripping. We agree to disagree on which version of cooking oil is superior here. Gluten free options are also available.

sauces at Erics

As always, the fish is excellent. A chunky fillet, the freshness of which is evident in the way it flakes and tastes. The beer batter is light but crispy in all the right places, as are the chips. Eric’s offer their own range of sauces too which includes squid ink mayo- yum!

Quality Fish and Chips in St Ives:

vegetarian option at Erics

This is not your standard chippy. Eric’s is a premium fish and chip shop in terms of produce, service and menu choice. As a finalist in the National Fish and Chip Awards last year, the business was recognised for excellence in sustainability, innovation, customer service, and more. The food really is worth every penny.

Not your average menu:

sausage at chips at Erics

We need to spread our wings and investigate the full menu over the next few months which includes Japanese style fish burgers, halloumi and spinach arancini, and black pudding fritters. I really want to try the battered sausage too which is a proper meaty Dingley Dell sausage- again not your average chippy.

Drinks and Dessert:

Eric’s serves a good selection of beers, wines and soft drinks to accompany your meal.

gelato at Erics

If you have room, Eric’s offer a fun dessert menu- battered Double Decker anyone ? A good selection of gelato is also on offer and is worth saving some space for.

Why not go and treat yourself to some of the very best fish and chips around? The only problem with this local gem is resisting a now very accessible temptation!

For our other Cambridgeshire food recommendations click here.

Best Dog Crates- Croft Soft Crate Review

Best Dog Crates- Croft Soft Crate Review

To crate or not to crate? This is the question facing many dog owners. The need to crate came about for us when our dog became reactive in the car on short journeys. Long journeys and holidays were never a problem. Dogs and Stress: Did…

Summer Running Essentials for Women

Summer Running Essentials for Women

As the temperatures rise, it is time to consider those summer running essentials. The right kit can make a run more pleasurable and most importantly keep you safe and healthy.   Feet: Trainers- As with running in all conditions, getting a good pair of training shoes…