“I tried fish and chips at Frymaster in Attercliffe, and I can see why it’s a firm favourite in Sheffield”

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I’ve been on the hunt for a favourite chippy in Sheffield for a while now

It was National Fish and Chip Day on Thursday, June 6, which meant only one thing - I had to have a chippy tea.

We took to Google to find which are the top-rated fish and chip shops in Sheffield, and that pointed me to visit Frymaster in Attercliffe. It currently has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating, and more than 550 reviews.

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Fish, chips and mushy peas costs only £7.50 in the restaurant at Frymaster in Attercliffe, Sheffield.Fish, chips and mushy peas costs only £7.50 in the restaurant at Frymaster in Attercliffe, Sheffield.
Fish, chips and mushy peas costs only £7.50 in the restaurant at Frymaster in Attercliffe, Sheffield. | National World

As some readers may remember from my review of Ernie’s Fish and Chips in Hoyland, I worked in a chip shop for several years. This means I’m fairly confident I know how to judge the nation’s favourite meal.

I was warmly welcomed by two waitresses as I entered through the doors of the restaurant, and as soon as I sat down, the room began filling up for the lunchtime rush. I was soon brought a cup of tea that was brewed to perfection, and had my order taken - fish, chips and mushy peas (£7.50).

Within what felt like seconds, the waitress brought my order to the table with a smile. It was piping hot, clearly dished up straight from the fryer, and it was a perfect portion size. It wasn’t overwhelming, and far from disappointing. 

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It was clear from the off that the food was fresh, and the crispy batter and non-oily chips showed it was fried to perfection. After splashing it with vinegar, and a sprinkling of salt, I was good to go. 

Even from sticking my fork into the golden chips I knew they were perfect. They were soft, and yet crisp on the outside - a truly perfect match for the hot mushy peas. Once I ate one, I couldn’t stop, but I had to remind myself to try the star of the show - the fish.

If you listened closely, you could hear the crisp batter cracking under my knife. The crunch combined with the soft and flaky white fish underneath gave me a surge of euphoria, and I was taken back to happy memories of living by the sea.

The restaurant has plenty of comfortable seating for those looking to enjoy a chippy tea.The restaurant has plenty of comfortable seating for those looking to enjoy a chippy tea.
The restaurant has plenty of comfortable seating for those looking to enjoy a chippy tea. | National World

The mushy peas must also be praised. I’m sure most of us will have experienced ordering peas, only for it to become some sort of hardened concrete after a few minutes. These mushies did none of that, and remained the perfect consistency until they were no more.

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As I sat and ate this meal alone, I couldn’t help but also listen to the general chatter of customers in the restaurant. The atmosphere was so friendly, and it was clear that most people that came in were regulars, as they would ask the waitresses about their recent holidays, and how their studies were going. Having regular customers is a sure sign that something is being done right - and that is also something I can vouch for.

Frymaster, at 653 Attercliffe Road, is a fabulous traditional fish and chip shop and restaurant. If you’re looking for quality food at a good price - this is the chippy for you. It gets a top rating from me.

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