Buddies Plaice is undoubtedly my favourite place (or rather ‘plaice’, geddit?) to go for whatever-you-fancy ‘n’ chips. I first discovered this place after a particularly heavy (…ahem…) night at Casablanca’s nightclub on Ship Street at about 3am on a Thursday morning. At that moment, their chips tasted like the most incredible thing I’d ever eaten in my life. The next time I went to Buddies, I’d had a few cans of lager on the beach on a beautiful sunny day and again the chips were just to die for.
Their food all comes in a nice polystyrene box – not particularly environmentally friendly, but it means you can quickly snap it shut at any given moment to protect your meal from those nasty seagull creatures. The portions are a great size too and their chips are the best value for money on the sea front – don’t go to the overpriced places under the arches, pop up the steps and across the road to Buddies. You’ll not only save yourself a good 50p (hooray!), but you’ll get more for your money.