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Thread: Best chippie in Wales.

  1. #1

    Best chippie in Wales.

    There are many more takeaways up here in the Rhondda compared to where I used to live in Cardiff and it's a real act of will power to restrict myself to only having one on my way home from City games. There are some good ones closer to my house, but, for afternoon kick offs at least, I've settled on this one;-

    https://www.thecrispycod.co.uk/

    My one whinge about it is that it wasn't the cheapest before they put their prices up recently, but now I'd say it's in the expensive class. However, if the higher prices are going towards things like those described in the link below, then I'm happy to pay them because their fish and chip (and curries and pies!) are excellent. Don't take my word for it though, having been voted the best Fish and Chip shop in Wales, it's now one of ten nominations for the award of best in the UK.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46116353

  2. #2

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    It's on my "to try" list.

    If you ever pop over the mountain to Hirwaun, Penaluna's comes highly recommended, but again probably a little more expensive. As far as fish and chips goes, I'd rather pay a bit more for a quality feed. Still lots of crap chippies out there selling soggy chips in an ocean of oil, while fish has bones and thick, greasy batter. Yuck.

  3. #3

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    It's on my "to try" list.

    If you ever pop over the mountain to Hirwaun, Penaluna's comes highly recommended, but again probably a little more expensive. As far as fish and chips goes, I'd rather pay a bit more for a quality feed. Still lots of crap chippies out there selling soggy chips in an ocean of oil, while fish has bones and thick, greasy batter. Yuck.
    I was in Hirwaun this morning and tend to get over there about once a week - I'll have a look for Penaluna's.

    If you're not put off by higher prices then you should definitely give the Crispy Cod a try.

  4. #4

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Any chippy that sells a Victoria pie , if your in North Cardiff the Five Star Fish Bar in Llandaff North is top a top end chippy ,generous servings as well ,one bag of chips is easily shared ,the pies are not left to harden as in some chippies , fish cooked fresh .

  5. #5

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Any chippy that sells a Victoria pie , if your in North Cardiff the Five Star Fish Bar in Llandaff North is top a top end chippy ,generous servings as well ,one bag of chips is easily shared ,the pies are not left to harden as in some chippies , fish cooked fresh .
    I concur

  6. #6

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Went to the Crispy Cod two weeks ago, and have to say its the best fish and chips weve had.

  7. #7

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Park Street Chippy in Tenby is better than any in Cardiff .

  8. #8

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Speronis in Llanrumney is great, loads of City stuff in there too

  9. #9

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    There are many more takeaways up here in the Rhondda compared to where I used to live in Cardiff and it's a real act of will power to restrict myself to only having one on my way home from City games. There are some good ones closer to my house, but, for afternoon kick offs at least, I've settled on this one;-

    https://www.thecrispycod.co.uk/

    My one whinge about it is that it wasn't the cheapest before they put their prices up recently, but now I'd say it's in the expensive class. However, if the higher prices are going towards things like those described in the link below, then I'm happy to pay them because their fish and chip (and curries and pies!) are excellent. Don't take my word for it though, having been voted the best Fish and Chip shop in Wales, it's now one of ten nominations for the award of best in the UK.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46116353
    Bob you do know that there is a crispy cod in Gelli, little bit nearer than Tonyrefail, and probably be warmer by the time you get home

  10. #10

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Zero Plus in Canton cannot be topped, missed it dearly since moving to Nottingham for uni

  11. #11

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Po sang next to crispy cod in ton is my favourite

  12. #12

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Weve got a posh local chippie which names the boat the fish was caught by and where and when it was caught. This info is obviously worth paying extra for.

  13. #13

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by Igovernor View Post
    Bob you do know that there is a crispy cod in Gelli, little bit nearer than Tonyrefail, and probably be warmer by the time you get home
    Yes, it's the one in Gelli I use - its about a ten minute drive from where I live.

  14. #14

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Any chippy that sells a Victoria pie , if your in North Cardiff the Five Star Fish Bar in Llandaff North is top a top end chippy ,generous servings as well ,one bag of chips is easily shared ,the pies are not left to harden as in some chippies , fish cooked fresh .
    Seconded. Five Star is really good, it doesn’t look anything special but the fish is always great and the large bag of chips is enough for 2-3 adults.

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    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Siffredi View Post
    Park Street Chippy in Tenby is better than any in Cardiff .
    Always gone to Feccis when in Tenby and never disappoints. Will have to try Park Street.

    Tony Romas in Penclawyd is another favourite of mine. Their lightly battered cockles are the tits.

  16. #16

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by City123 View Post
    Zero Plus in Canton cannot be topped, missed it dearly since moving to Nottingham for uni
    Had some from Zero Plus on my way to the game last Friday. They were excellent.

  17. #17

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Captains is my local. Didn't know it was in the top 10 in the country but it's certainly very good.

    When I lived in Cardiff, Plassey Street was the best. Fairwater was... not.

  18. #18

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Yes, it's the one in Gelli I use - its about a ten minute drive from where I live.
    A fish called Rhondda is decent too Bob

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    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Siffredi View Post
    Park Street Chippy in Tenby is better than any in Cardiff .
    I agree. Was only in there last week. Didn't have to queue for a change. Much better than Fecci's .

  20. #20

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Had battered halloumi in a chip shop in Machynlleth in the summer. Wish more chip shops would do this for us veggies.

  21. #21

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy corbyn View Post
    Had battered halloumi in a chip shop in Machynlleth in the summer. Wish more chip shops would do this for us veggies.
    Go to Scotland before Brexit hits ,they do a marvellous fried Mars bar.

  22. #22

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by thehumblegringo View Post
    A fish called Rhondda is decent too Bob
    That's one of the ones I meant when I said "There are some good ones closer to my house".

  23. #23

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Go to Scotland before Brexit hits ,they do a marvellous fried Mars bar.
    There's a chippy in Borth that does Mars bars in batter.

  24. #24

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Our local chippie does a cream egg in batter over XMAS period.

  25. #25

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Ive been to the crispy cod and agree it was nice, quite posh for a chippy.

    Plassey street in Penarth is my local and that's pretty good.

    I used to like XL fish bar on Crwys Road, not sure if its still there and Albany Fish Shop used to be a good one.

    Makes me laugh when people rave on about Dorothy's on Caroline Street, I went there sober once, never again!

  26. #26

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    A bit off-topic but when I was younger I remember my local fish shop selling Beanos. It looked like a rissole on the outside, but was full of hot baked beans. Not sure if it was a valleys thing, but it was bloody lovely.

  27. #27

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnojek View Post
    A bit off-topic but when I was younger I remember my local fish shop selling Beanos. It looked like a rissole on the outside, but was full of hot baked beans. Not sure if it was a valleys thing, but it was bloody lovely.
    I like the sound of a Beano - you could even kid yourself it was quite good for you .

  28. #28

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by THE DON View Post
    Ive been to the crispy cod and agree it was nice, quite posh for a chippy.

    Plassey street in Penarth is my local and that's pretty good.

    I used to like XL fish bar on Crwys Road, not sure if its still there and Albany Fish Shop used to be a good one.

    Makes me laugh when people rave on about Dorothy's on Caroline Street, I went there sober once, never again!
    Yes, I was on a training course in the centre of Cardiff one day during the time I worked in Companies House and, for reasons I still cannot fathom, decided to have a chicken curry off the bone from Dorothys for lunch when I was stone cold sober - tried it once, won't be trying it a second time!

  29. #29

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I like the sound of a Beano - you could even kid yourself it was quite good for you .
    Sounds like a findus crispy pancake

  30. #30

    Re: Best chippie in Wales.

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Yes, I was on a training course in the centre of Cardiff one day during the time I worked in Companies House and, for reasons I still cannot fathom, decided to have a chicken curry off the bone from Dorothys for lunch when I was stone cold sober - tried it once, won't be trying it a second time!
    Thankfully I 'm always drunk when approaching and entering , food is top dollar every time.

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