I had a curious hankering for chip shop food, today, so wandered up the road towards George IV Bridge to try Uncle’s. I’d been given a tip that their fish was impressive in size, and rather tasty to boot.
Just next to Mediterranean Gate, Uncle’s serves the usual blend of chippy, pizza, kebab and burger fare, offering both sit-in and takeaway options. My choice was a fish supper, so with my selection made, I took a seat.
Their little café, next door to their takeout counter, is simple and tidy, and even provides quite a good people-watching vantage point.
Lickety-split, my dish was with me. It looked just as impressive and sizeable as I’d been led to believe it would. The texture of the batter looked impressively bubbly and light, and so it proved to be.
The chips were crisp, with a good fluffy softness to the centre. There wasn’t a trace of excess oil to be found. The little accompanying salad was an unnecessary trifle, for me, but I was very pleased with the central elements.
So overall, Uncle’s hit the spot very nicely. I haven’t spent a lot of time trawling the fish and chip shops of our fair city, but I was impressed with this place, so would be happy to send people in its direction, if their request was for fish and chips. I’d be pleased to pop back, next time I’m in need of a good feed.
Blythe scores Uncle’s
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: fish and chips
I drank: water
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £6.40