Rick’s ‘best fish supper’ shop is nominated for a tasty top award
ACHIP shop serving fish suppers described as ‘the best I’ve ever tasted’ by celebrity chef, Rick Stein, has been nominated for a prestigious national award.
Rick made the comments about Oban Fish and Chip Shop during filming for his show, Food Heroes, back in 2002.
Now, owners Lilian and George MacDonald, who own the George Street restaurant, have been nominated for north west takeaway of the year in the Food Awards Scotland.
The pair have an impressive century of experience in the hospitality industry between them, with Lilian, 56, having worked in all aspects of hospitality for the past 40 years, and 76-year- old George working in, and running, restaurants and hotels for 60 years.
The couple are now passing down their expertise to son Lewis, 26, who works in the chip shop and manages the front of house area of the takeaway.
When the restaurant’s frying range stopped functioning last year, the family used it as an opportunity to revamp their entire shop, rather than just replacing the faulty range.
Lilian said the new look had generated a lot of business.
She added: ‘A lot of people don’t know this, but we actually sell seafood platters and four different sauces for our mussels.
‘ We are a casual restaurant, but our use of local produce makes us a proper seafood restaurant.
‘We get all of our meat from Grants Butchers in Taynuilt, who make us, exclusively, award-winning haggis. We also get all of our vegetables from J M Breckenridge in Oban, and our seafood is supplied by D Watt and Son in Oban.’