Friday, 8 March 2013
Oxford Street Chippy 'Traditional English Fish'n'Chip Shop'
The Oxford Street Chippy is literally a terraced house converted into a chip shop. While it may be small in size it is big in reputation. This chippy is famous for its home made cheese and onion pie amongst other things, and it is the cheese and onion pie which tempted me. Choosing the cheese and onion pie was a no brainer really seeing as the two people in front of me had already ordered it and that just reaffirmed my intention to try this legendary delight. When my turn to be served arrived I ordered home made cheese and onion pie with chips.
The two young ladies serving were extremely polite and very efficient. The chippy looked well maintained and very clean. The menu is interesting too with many other home made dishes which you would not find in your ordinary chippy. The prices are also reasonable and these factors combined hastened my pace as I walked back to the car in anticipation of sampling this traditional culinary delight.
The portion size of chips was generous as can be seen from the picture and the pie was perfect in size for my appetite after just descending from Wild Bank Hill. The main attraction - the pie, was as good as the rumours had me believe. If you can remember Holland's cheese and onion pies from the 1970's when they contained real cheese rather than the liquefied filler used these days, you will have an idea of what the home made cheese and onion pie from this chippy is like.