A Scottish fish and chip shop has been named one of the best food experiences in the world
Anyone fancy a trip up there?
A Scottish fish and chip shop has been voted on of the top 50 food experiences in the world.
Lonely Planet have revealed their pick of the best 500 places to eat across the entire globe, and The Bay Fish and Chips shop, in Stonehaven, on the east coast of Scotland came in at number 31 on the Ultimate Eatlist.
— The Bay Fish & Chips (@thebayfish) August 14, 2018
The owner, Calum Richardson, told ITV News:"It's overwhelming and quite humbling if I'm honest.
"I didn't know about it until I saw someone had tweeted the news out but it's a huge honour. Stonehaven is a quaint place to be in, it was originally a fishing village, so it's just nice to walk along the beach with the boats and a plate of chips."
— Ronnie Kelman (@RonnieKelman1) August 15, 2018
The restaurant’s beautiful location was cited as the recent to make the trip.
Lonely Planet said: "Its pebble-strewn beach traces a kilometre-long bay; sailing boats bob in the harbour; rockpools teem with crabs and sea stars; gulls ride on the breeze; and in the distance, the leaden horizon of the North Sea. Completing the scene, halfway along the beach is The Bay Fish & Chips, whose fish is wild-caught from Marine Stewardship Council-certified stocks.
"Considering the setting, the sustainability and the beautifully cooked fish, is it the best fish and chip shop in the world? The constant queue suggests so."
Topping the list was getting pintxos on the streets of San Sebastián. The guide explained: “To get the full pintxos and San Sebastián experience, have a lazy day in the city and surrounds, take an afternoon nap, and then head out around 9pm. You’ll never be more than a few minutes from your next bar, a whole new menu of tasty treats, and a whole new group of people eating and drinking – just follow their leads.”
Second on the list was visiting curry laska stalls in Kuala Lumpur, followed by getting a sushi masterclass in Tokyo.