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!
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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!
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