So, I'm a fresher. I came here 5 or 6 weeks ago (don't remember exactly how long) and thought "This place is great!". I have since come to realise, however, that it is in fact hell on earth.
Why? It's not the work, or the relentless lifestyle - I can manage those. It's the fact that I simply cannot find anywhere to buy decent fish and chips. What kind of a city is this? The closest I've found is Gardis' which seems to consist of flavourless white mush, in flavourless cardboard, served with flavourless french fries.
Any suggestions anyone?
Get some cod and flip it in batter, peels some tatties and throw them into the fryer! Let your love flow....
There is one by the Grafton, and maybe one on the way to the Junction
But yer, it sucks. Gardies is alright though...
Histon Road is the best i've come across - there used to be one Hills Road way, but i thnk it isn't anymore, Mill Road quite possibly has one.
I am completely with you btw; what kind of an english town doesn't have a proper chip shop in the center?!
Emma seems to serve reasonable fish and chips every few days...
There's a quite good one out on Milton Rd, IIRC. There's another one near my house, but that's a bit of a trek for most of you guys!
what city do you live in?
People have said Fagitos is good for such things, which is apparently in the vicinity of Mill Road. Never been there though.
There are various kebab shops that do it on Mill Road, (if you're near the south east part of town) and another kebab shop which I can't vouch for yet on Histon Road, on the way to Aldi's in the north-west.
If I were you, the best bet would possibly to get fish and chips as a pub lunch in one of the hilariously many pubs in Cambridge. Probably similar price, and probably tastes better.
Or you could eat something that isnt covered with batter and fried in a deep oblivion of high cholesterol and calories of which that is oil... say a salad? or anything else really that isnt deep fried.
But saying i'm being a hypocrite because i do enjoy a good fish and chips every so often....
Besides which, any one saying that you should get McCains, or pub chips, is just completely missing the point - they're just not the same as deep fried bits of potato that haven't been smushed about and shaped... Just a slice of potato and lots of oil is all that is required...