Monday, 23 April 2018

Grosvenor Fish Bar - Norwich

28 Lower Goat Lane
Norwich
NR2 1EL

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday
10.45am till 7.30pm (ish)




Grosvenor Fish Bar can be found on the corner of Lower Gate Lane and Pottergate in the centre of Norwich Lanes. I wanted to feature it on my blog as it's my favourite fish and chip shop and somewhere I regularly stop off at for some lunch in Norwich when I'm not inspecting breakfasts. I first featured Grosvenor Fish Bar back in 2014 and added it to my recommended section. Since then though I've tried many more of their specials so decided to write an updated blog post.





Traditional cod and chips is a favourite of mine, really delicious here and served with a wedge of lemon.




Another popular option is cod goujon and chips, I always enjoy this with a side of curry sauce.



  
If you fancy a change from cod then why not try Red Herring. Battered smoked herring fillet served with chips and red cabbage coleslaw.





Big Mack is a popular special, crispy battered mackerel fillet with lettuce and tartare sauce served in a roll.



 
Just £3.80 buys you a battered sausage or fish cake served with chips, a bread roll and either curry sauce, peas, gravy or beans. 



The B.B.L.T is one you have to try, I love it! Treacle and beer cured battered bacon served in a roll with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.



 
In December you can even buy Christmas dinner here. Turkey sausage, battered stuffing balls, chips and cranberry sauce.




Grosvenor Fish Bar is about so much more than just the great food they serve though. The staff are efficient, friendly and welcoming and the place has so much character. Duane even takes your order whilst your in the queue during busy periods ensuring customers have less time to wait at the counter. The stylish interior makes it really stand out from the crowd with traditional lighting, beautifully illuminated window displays, stripy paper straws and a "gone fishing" sign displayed when it's closed. During the warmer weather I love eating my food outside on the grass banks opposite, but you also have the option to take your food over to the Birdcage Pub opposite and eat it there if you're buying a drink. There's also a seating area inside Grosvenor Fish Bar found next door, if you head downstairs though a hidden gem is revealed.



This giant illuminated G welcomes you to the bunker.



 There are plenty of tables down in the bunker for you to sit at and enjoy your food.



 Salt, vinegar and Tabasco sauce can be found on each table.



There's also American chip spice, I love this stuff!



They close at around 7.30ish in the evening so be sure to get there in time to experience great food and a warm welcome. Christian, Duane and his team have certainly created  somewhere far more special than your average chippy which offers a menu that is unique and exciting.


Update - August 2018


 High Sea now available! Read about it here.




 

Monday, 9 April 2018

The Fry Up Inspector's guide to...

Food on Norwich Market

The selection of food available on Norwich Market has rapidly increased over recent years making it an excellent choice for somewhere to stop for a bite to eat. Here's my quick guide to what food is available on Norwich Market. I'll add places as I visit them so expect frequent updates.



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Bia Vegan Diner
 Row B - Stalls 54/55

Serving Vegan breakfast and lunch dishes

Vegan brunch wrap

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Bun Box
Row A - Stall 23

Serving steamed Hirata Buns, Don buri rice bowls and other Japanese inspired street food.



Hoi sin duck bun

Chicken katsu bun

Chicken Katsu don box

Vegetable tempura don box 

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Churros & Chorizo
Row A - Stall 20

Spanish street food and deli items
Churros with chocolate sauce (vegan) 

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Cocina Mia
Row H - Stalls 152/153

Authentic Chilean food based on family recipes passed down through generations. 
Pastel De Choclo - Layers of spiced beef and chicken topped with pureed sweetcorn and basil. Served with side salad and spicy sauce.

Chicken and chorizo empanada with salad
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Deb's
Rows E & F - Stalls 116/119

Breakfasts, burgers, filled rolls, cakes and drinks.

Breakfast bap

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Falafel and Friends
Stalls 40/41

Vegetarian/Vegan street food


Kimchidog - Homemade kimchi, falafel sausage, hummus, sriracha and tahini sauce in a toasted hot dog bun with a side of cajun potatoes.

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George's Jacket Spuds
Row F - Stall 120

Jacket potatoes with a range of fillings.

 
Breakfast jacket potato


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Jakey the Bakey
Row A - Stalls 32/33

French inspired breakfasts and lunches



Every Saturday between 9am and 12pm you can buy The Big Frenchy, a breakfast bap with a French Twist. Merguez sausage from Pickerings, crispy bacon, French fries, brie and a fried egg in a bap, delicious!

Steak Frites

Franglais Breakfast

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Lasagneria
Stall 175

Homemade traditional and vegetarian lasagna
Classic beef lasagna
 
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Lucy's Chips
Row C - Stalls 60/61

Traditional fish & chips and seasonal specialities

Burns week special - Battered haggis and chips

Christmas special - Battered mince pies and Christmas puddings.

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Ron's Fish & Chips
Row D - Stalls 94/95

Traditional fish and chips since 1953

Battered cod and chips

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The Banger Stop
Row D - Stall 80

Homemade sausages served in a bun with a range of toppings

Chilli dog with cheese

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The Ice Cream Parlour
Stall 178

Whippy and local dairy ice cream

99 Whippy ice cream


Aldous lemon and lime ripple ice cream

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The Mushy Pea Stall
Row E - Stall 115

Pies, rolls, hotdogs and homemade mushy peas since 1949

Mushy peas with mint sauce