Thornham to get Eric’s fish & chips

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Eric Snaith, chef patron at Titchwell Manor, is to open a stand-alone fish and chip restaurant in April at Drove Orchard in Thornham.

Eric’s Fish & Chips, in the area of Chelsea-on-Sea, aims to hark back to the traditional British fish and chip restaurants of the past with a modern European influence on the menu, carried over from Eric’s three AA Rosette restaurant.

Seaside favourites, freshness and simplicity are the focus at the eaterie, which will open daily from 12-9pm.

Eric’s concept will champion ‘best of British’ with local potatoes for the chips, cooked in beef dripping for maximum crunch and traditional taste, while only seasonal, sustainable MSC-certified fish will be served, beer-battered to ensure lightness, crunch and that iconic British flavour.

Mains, all under £10, offer choices like mackerel with buttermilk, beetroot and sorrell; or halloumi and spinach arancini.

Children’s portions will include chips with cod, haddock, scampi or battered Dingley Dell sausage.

A selection of modern small plates, unique sides and traditional sauces will accompany, alongside a concise wine list from long-running Titchwell Manor supplier Hallgarten Druit.

A menu of homemade ice creams will also be on offer with flavours like baked white chocolate and honeycomb and apple crumble – made from the Drove Orchard apples.