Eating out at traditional restaurants

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There is a nice Scottish lady who runs a good fish and chip shop in Pornichet. Suprisingly it is very popular with French people. Her son runs a duplicate in La Baule.

Does anybody have a good source for bacon? I found a British Butcher in Mayenne but his delivery charges are horrendous (35€)?

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Nifty wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Ally wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:36 pm
I got a battered sausage in La Souterraine last night and some food after.
Any battered Mars bars available ?
🤣🤣🤣🤣 I didn't see any. Wouldn't that have been ironic though, me being Scottish and all. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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I’ve eaten excellent fish and chips 4 times in France over the last few years from two businesses run by British people.

We booked one to supply the food at two social events that we ran for members of an association which currently has 20+ nationalities on our books. I found their fish and chips delicious and we had a lot of praise for the company from the many who attended.

Another company served their fish and chips at large Christmas craft fairs we visited and they were also delicious.

I’ve just thought that I’ve eaten more fish and chips from those companies than I have in the UK.

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Elizabeth wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Google is your friend
Had a look, as I thought there are no take-ways be they shops or mobile, only some restaurants that sometimes have fish & chips on their menu.

Having been very dissapointed in what is passed off as other countries cuisine in these parts I wont be putting them to the test, if there were something like Mysty and ATS had I would definitely give it a try.

One of the Tripadvisor reviews for a resto in Amiens:

Fish & chips industriel à éviter...dommage”

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Sorry I just looked at a generic fish and chips I didn’t specify

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That looks great Mysty and ATS. Could gobble it up right now...

Feesh and cheeps is very popular here in Brittany at the moment and is frequently found on resto and cafe menus. Tried it one French resto near here and was served a piece of breaded fish, obv out of the freezer with a teeny tiny amount of soggy fried potatoes and veg. 😢😢 Never went back....

Most of the vans seem to be in central Brittany. Bet they would do a roaring trade in coastal towns during les vacances as it seems to be getting more popular, a bit like fruit ‘croomble’ craze a few years ago.🤔
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No worries, you got me salivating in the meantime :D

The crazy thing is I havn't eaten fish & chips or other junk food in a decade, there is a great fish & chip shop a couple of miles from my UK place + loads of others, I used to virtually live there, have avoided it all this time but the photo even though it looked an industrial shape has gotten through my resistance and I will be making myself known again at the UK chippie next week no doubt :oops:

Jackie, yes, they would do very well on the coast in summer especially this year where the sensible were avoiding sit down meals with others.

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Jackie wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:06 pm

Feesh and cheeps is very popular here in Brittany at the moment
The Fush & Chups in New Zealand is very good :good:

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oooh that looks very good. I've not had proper fish and chips for years but recently I found a frozen box Findus Fish & Chips - only problem is no chips included so I have to buy McCain french fries but the fish is battered and is very good. You can also get vinegar flavour Fish & Chips but it's not really cos there is only fish in the box :? I was the first time I bought them expecting to find a portion of chips in there :( - trade description?
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Nifty wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:26 pm


Any battered Mars bars available ?
Sadly not Nifty, more disappointingly Chris declines to do Scots pies, which is my favourite option in a proper Scottish chippys!
Incidentally, has anyone ever actually eaten a deep-fried Mars bar?
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