Review: Perfect Plaice, Oswaldtwistle

First published in Hyndburn takeaways Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Features writer

I spotted Perfect Plaice some time ago when it had a facelift, but there’s a chippy nearer home so we’d never been in.

But a friendly owner made the change of habit worthwhile.

He soon got chatting, and realising we weren’t regulars – but lived near by – he made it his business to convert us, saying: “It’s all about the food; people will travel past chip shops to come to a good one.”

Which is what we’ll probably do from now.

There was a wait for the freshly-fried cod (from a selection of cod, haddock or plaice) in a crisp light batter, which smelt really good as we unwrapped it.

My ‘jumbo’ sausage, chips and peas, was two regular sausages – the jumbo here’s a monster – in a really thin, crisp and dry batter coating. Perfect.

The peas were ‘not from a tin, they’re soaked overnight like your mum used to make’, and while tasting good they were perhaps a little too liquid for me.

We even got a second pot thrown in for free, to ‘make you come back’.

Our chips were light, golden and not at all greasy, although I prefer them a touch crisper.

This chippy owner’s philosophy is spot on, and he’s well on the way to making his shop the perfect place.

Our supper came to £6.75.

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8:01pm Fri 25 Nov 11

Ex-Darrener says...

Memo to Mr Cockerton - is there no chance of saying in these on-line versions of reviews what the address is of the premises concerned? It might say so in the paper but I am reading this online and there is no exact location specified. Ossy isn't the biggest place in the world, I know, but I wouldn't fancy driving all the way along Union Road trying to find Perfect Plaice (it could even be up a side street).
Memo to Mr Cockerton - is there no chance of saying in these on-line versions of reviews what the address is of the premises concerned? It might say so in the paper but I am reading this online and there is no exact location specified. Ossy isn't the biggest place in the world, I know, but I wouldn't fancy driving all the way along Union Road trying to find Perfect Plaice (it could even be up a side street). Ex-Darrener
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