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best chip shop in Lewes area

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On 28 Jul 2009 at 9:23pm MR CHIPS wrote:
I have fancied fish and chips for weeks and tonight was the Night
I didn't make my usuall south street as it was closing so headed to fisher street.
What I got was a large portion of Oil and over cooked cod and few chips.
is there anywhere else locally even mobile chip van that do a wicked cod and chips as Lewes is very Dissapointing
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On 28 Jul 2009 at 9:26pm Miss Fish wrote:
I had fish and chips tonight from the chippy in Ringmer and they were great, much better than those in Lewes.
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On 28 Jul 2009 at 10:40pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Would not touch the mobile van - the standards of hygiene are notoriously poor.
Fisher Street Chippy is horrible - just as Mr Chips describes.
Yummy Yummy - was recommended to me but it was pretty similar to Fisher Street
South Street - the best in Lewes.
Newhaven has a relatively good Chippie (on the road to the beach).
Must try Ringmer...
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On 28 Jul 2009 at 11:03pm Frankfurtersausage wrote:
Trawlers at Seaford. By far the best Fish and Chips around. Failing that South street is best in Lewes
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On 28 Jul 2009 at 11:12pm Fishface wrote:
I second that Miss Fish. Much better than South Street too.
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On 29 Jul 2009 at 8:18am bonfirek wrote:
The Ringmer one is terrible, however i like the Fisher Street one. South St used to be the best but has gone down hill, there chips seem to be welded to the paper by grease!
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On 29 Jul 2009 at 8:37am Rookie wrote:
South Street is best in Lewes but it is not great. It's a bit out of town but the chippy in Brighton Marina is superb albeit very pricey.
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On 29 Jul 2009 at 5:31pm JOHNP wrote:
I've never had a problem with the Fisher Street one - usually nice crispy batter and decent sized portions of chips (one large portion feeds 3 adults)
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On 29 Jul 2009 at 6:36pm Mark wrote:
I wouldn't eat the rubbish from Fisher street if you paid me,value my health too much.
South Street or Ringmer are both great.
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On 29 Jul 2009 at 9:53pm capin birds eye wrote:
each to thier own, i like the silver spray next to the landsdown, not been for a while
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On 30 Jul 2009 at 8:56pm Billy Bunter wrote:
I have to say that I was pleasantly suprised by the much improved chips I had from Fisher Street recently. Nice colour, good texture, not too oily, and a decent sized portion. Well done!
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 9:17am codliveroil wrote:
south st chippy is great but why do people park on the dyl when there is a car park across the road ..................lazyness you wont get a ticket there coz you can see your car and you dont have to buy a ticket coz you will only be a mo
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 1:08pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Plus that car park is free after six anyway which I would have thought is when most people would be shopping for fish and chips. It's quite a tight car park though, I imagine the 4x4 drivers out there might struggle to get in, given that so many of them seem incapable of parking in decent sized spaces at the best of times.
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 1:20pm Pikelet wrote:
We always use that handy car park when getting chips and fish. In fairness I did once see a 4x4 parked up while its owners were doing similarly. Had the Monstrous Behemoth of a vehicle not taken up at least 2 spaces it'd have been rather more helpful, mind.
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 3:03pm Mystic Mog wrote:
South street F&C is open again now.
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 5:11pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
Having just had a pop at someone posting restaurant recommendations elsewhere on this board, I'll tread carefully ...
Personally, I think South Street Fish Bar is pretty good, and certainly the best in Lewes that I have tasted. However, if your horizons extend to the "Lewes area" then I would go for the van (based in Uckfield I think) that stops outside the Fountain in Plumpton every Tuesday. The fish and chips are top notch, and you get given crockery, cutlery and condiments by the pub (or at least you did last time I checked).
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 6:35pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
PS. When I lived on the west side of town, before moving to Cliffe, I would occasionally visit the van in Plumpton on a Tuesday to collect my evening meal and drive home like a mad man, observing the speed limits naturally, to sample their food in the comfort of my own home. Have not done that since I moved to Cliffe though. The food would be abit TOO cold.
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 7:37pm Mr Chips wrote:
Ah yes, the silver spray - I remember it well. I think it closed in the early 1980s though so can't claim to remember what their fish and chips tasted like.
 
 
On 31 Jul 2009 at 7:48pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
I last visited "The Van" about one year ago. So it was going strong a long way beyond the 1980s. I guess you must be thinking of some place else "Mr Chips"? Incidentally, where does the name "Silver Spray" some from ?!
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 9:08pm Mr Chips wrote:
No Cliffe, I was talking about the Silver Spray mentioned earlier - not commenting on your post about the van. The Silver Spray was a fish and chip shop by the Landsdown. Damn fine fish and chips.
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 9:41pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
Sorry Mr Chips. Had a bad day at work, so have been a bit light fingered on the keyboard!
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 9:53pm Peppa Pig wrote:
Crowborough cross fish and chip shop the best by far,all ways packed,no grease dripping off the paper and well priced.....
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On 31 Jul 2009 at 10:57pm The Fat Lad wrote:
I am sorry but what are people talking about? Clearly in terms of value for money South Street is almost impossible to beat, plus they support rugby over football...always a good sign. However if you are talking about chips, I honestly believe the best fried chip is a surprizing newcomer....'Yummys'. Fried to perfection.
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On 2 Aug 2009 at 3:35pm Bongo wrote:
I sneaked a look in one of those chip vans once - saw bags of Tesco 'value' frozen chips ready fror the fryer!

Wonder which 'value' supermarket the fish came from..............
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On 6 Aug 2009 at 2:59pm g_gatsby wrote:
It stops in Wivelsfield on a Friday - really worth trying!
But - not in Plumpton this Tuesday (4th Aug) due to a family illness. They put a sign up to inform their regulars of this - great service! Get well soon!
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On 7 Aug 2009 at 1:32pm Lets Do Lunch! wrote:
Family illness? Probably gastroenteritis or salmonella (given the apparent hygiene of the van and people associated with it).
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On 12 Aug 2009 at 12:29am JOHNP wrote:
I finally tried South Street the other day.
I was very impressed (particularly with the batter and size of the fillets), but the chip portions are smaller and I reckon it cost about a fiver more than I usually spend in Fisher Street on a similar order.
I'll definitely go back, but it's not impressive enough to stop me going back to Fisher St altogether


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