From inside of one of Plymouth’s most iconic buildings, the glassblowing house on the Barbican, comes the city’s latest addition to fish and chips. Owner Phil Thompson took over from what had become a tired restaurant and, having previously co-owned the multi-award winning Harbourside Fish and Chips for 7 years, had no hesitation in converting it
into a more modern eatery in early 2016.
It was a real position A site” explains Phil. “It’s a site that has always had great potential. It offers stunning views across the harbour and once the planning had been confirmed for the takeaway, boasts an amazing footfall. Being so close to the water is the perfect place to enjoy fish and chips.”
When asked why he had chosen KFE to provide his new range Phil said “simply put they’re the best. Having been a previous customer at Harbourside I’ve always been impressed with the customer service not to mention the power and efficiency of the equipment. My favourite part of the set-up is the new Swiss grill. No cross contamination and less oil absorption is making the grilled options ever more popular. I’ve always been a massive fan of the basket frying system as it offers speed in busy periods and portion control.”
The Harbour is able to offer every option from its menu as gluten free as Phil opted to have a separate pan to cook all gluten free options in. When asked why he had opted for two types of grill (char and flat grill) he replied, “I spend so much time eating in here myself I wanted as many option as possible! It provides healthier options and I can enjoy more varieties of local fish.”
The restaurant has gone from strength to strength and in Spring of 2019 Phil expanded the business with the opening of The Harbour in St Ives. Nestled in the Old Lifeboat House the restaurant is another amazing building that Phil has turned around and offers customers wonderful views over a tantalising menu. KFE were proud once again to be the range of choice when he installed a Kiremko 6 Pan HE Allegro Wall Range.