Last month the delivery boys hit the streets of Arlesey and with over 2600 homes and dwellings it’s a gruelling day of delivery. To refuel, we visited Arlesey Fish & Chips, a place we had heard great things about.
There was a small queue when we arrived (always a good sign) and we were soon greeted by the owner Dragan Marjanovic, who runs the business with his wife Mirjana. Our orders were swiftly taken, both of us opting for medium haddock, chips and curry sauce.
Whilst we waited for our food to be cooked, we looked at the array of award posters adorned across the walls. Most recently the shop was awarded the ‘UK TOP 60 Fish & Chip Shops’ by the National Fish & Chip Awards 2020. Quite outstanding really, something that Dragan is very proud about.
We were very impressed to see that everything was freshly cooked in front of us, the fish dunked in batter and straight into the fryer, fresh chips as well. Once our food was ready and wrapped, we said our farewells and headed off and found a nice bench in front of the Arlesey Resource Centre which is where we sat and scoffed our dinner.
So, what about the fish & chips? Considering we ordered medium, the fish was huge and tasted amazing, faultless in every way, and came with perfect chips - nice and hot. Most importantly the haddock was cooked just right, perfectly fried with crispy batter, but also the fish was nice and moist with just the right amount of flakiness. We were hugely impressed. Dragan certainly deserves his award.
The shop is open 6 days per week, both in the evening and at lunch time (closed on Sunday). Telephone orders can be placed so that you can simply arrive to collect your meal when it is ready. They also cater for birthdays, parties and events, and are well renowned for providing the fish & Chips supper at the annual Quiz Night at Etonbury Academy.
A familiar landmark on Arlesey High Street, with some great reviews on TripAdvisor, Arlesey Fish & Chips certainly is a great place to get a delicious take-away!