Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Fish and Chip Heaven found in Anstruther

Forget Grimsby Fish and Chips... try Anstruther. The award winning fish and chip shop is right on the quay behind the biggest yachts in the panoramic photo.

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The fish is landed daily and the haddock is as sweet and fresh as you could wish. A single portion contains two butterfly fillets in mouthwatering batter and the chips are equal to those my late Mother made. Its the first time I've tasted chips like that in twenty years since she died. It was fantastic and thats from a fish and chip afficionado. Alas they go straight on the hips.

When I'm rich I'll go back for the half lobster and chips with salad – about £9.

The quay side seemed at first to be chock a bloc with expensive yachts but if you looked more closely on the far harbour wall you could see the last of the shallow water snibbies that catch the fish. There's an RNLI lifeboat station and a fisheries museum too. It was a gloriously sunny late afternoon when we arrived and like so much of this coast it bore a strong resemblance to pictures of Cornwall.The sand is clean and golden and the beaches form long gently sloping sands with names like Largo Bay. The tidal reach is only a few hundred feet and so its never far to go for a paddle.