Colmans Light Show for the NHS!
By Austen Dack
Colmans Seafood Temple opened its doors to offer a new seafood experience in South Shields three years ago. They are about to start click and collect and delivery of meals from Ocean Rd, and ahead of that the team decided to pay their respects to the NHS and all care workers in a very unique way.
Their fantastic, family restaurant, housed in the historic landmark ‘Ghandi’s Temple’ in normal times provides a broad range of high-quality seafood dishes and a cocktail and oyster bar, alongside traditional fish and chips, to eat in or takeaway.
A fifth-generation family of fish friers, the site sits proudly adjacent to where it all began for the Ord family in 1905. At one end based within the columns of the old temple sits a beautiful cocktail bar, at the other a sea facing restaurant with views across the golden sun lit sands.
On Saturday 9th May Richard Ord Junior organised an amazing rainbow light show, with each pillar of the temple individually lit.
Richard said. “This was to show our family and teams support for the NHS and care worker network who are battling to save lives and keep this country running.”
Following government guidelines, Colmans are offering an online home delivery and click & collect service from their Ocean Road branch starting Thursday 14th May, with the online order system going live on Monday 11th to preorder a time slot for the coming week.
Home delivery is available within a 3-mile radius of the shop every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-8. In the interests of safety, the shop itself will be closed to customers with no walk-in-and-wait service.
As this is the first stage of a phased reopening, there will just four working in the shop. Because of this – and to enable them to adhere to the strictest safety standards – there are a limited number of home delivery and click and collect slots available.
Customers can order via the Colmans Ocean Road website www.colmansfishandchips.co.uk.
What have you done for the NHS and care workers? Email Austen@chippychat.co.uk