The Chippery - St Asaph

With a successful fish and chip restaurant in the popular coastal town of Llandudno, Wales, Fish Tram Chips’ owners Alison and Steve Owen have opened a second shop, but this time in a residential area 20 miles away in St Asaph

“The look of the Henry Nuttall range really appealed to us and it fitted with the retro look of the shop,” explains Tessa. “Plus, it’s British made and we’re very much into the British aspect of fish and chips and keeping things traditional. We’ve got heated cabinets across the top and also built in filtration, which is fantastic. At our other shop we use a mobile filtration unit, but this is so much easier and quicker. We can literally change the oil in about 20-30 minutes, and it’s also handy that we can drop the oil and move it to different pans when we need to.”

Wanting a four pan range initially but finding it wouldn’t fit width ways across of the shop, Henry Nuttall designed a three pan range and a separate single pan which sits just behind it. “It’s actually worked out really well,” explains Tessa, “as we use the single pan for our gluten free chips, and when we move onto a gluten free batter shortly we’ll be able to use it for the fish too, so it’s all fried completely separate to the traditional fish and chips

Open six days a week, The Chippery serves breakfast from 8.30am and at 11.30am starts frying until 8pm, so needed a range that could keep up. Tessa explains: “Business is growing and we are gradually getting our name out there and building up trade, so a reliable range was really important as the quality of the food can be affected and also the customer experience if the waiting time is too long as we do cook everything to order. So far it’s been very reliable and the cooking times are really good – chips are taking about five minutes and fish about six to seven minutes. We’ve also found the range very easy to clean down as there are no small spaces for food and oil to get trapped.”

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