Fishy feed worth trumpeting about
EVEN though we live hard against the sea, we sometimes forget where the fish on our plate comes from. No such problems with a visit to Hornblower’s ... you walk past the place where they fillet it. Me, I’d rather be eating fish than cleaning it, especially in Hornblower’s. It’s a chipper downstairs and a dining room upstairs in an airy loft that’s all wooden floors, panels, tables and chairs with great views to the harbour. This was a family night out and there was much eating to be done ... all with perfectlycooked chips. Mrs B stuck to her usual chipper choice of chicken fillets (£7.10) and was rewarded with tender strips of prime breast. Yummy, especially with the garlic dip (£1.40). The loon nodded in approval at his moist and delicious chicken burger (£5.80). The real winners were me and the princess. We both chose fish and discovered it was about as fine as you can get around these parts. My haddock (£8.50) came in butterfly wing-light batter, hers (£4.80 kid’s meal) was breaded, both were flake-on-the-fork, melt-in-the-mouth perfection. My mushy peas were bland but that’s a minor quibble. Hornblower’s has lots to trumpet about.
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