Papa’s Fish and Chips at Cleethorpes Pier will finally open its doors for business on Saturday 29th April.
The Pier’s £250,000 transformation into the UK’s biggest fish and chip restaurant is now complete, with the Papas family now brimming with excitement to welcome diners to eat at officially the country’s best chippy.
After months of waiting and with anticipation at a peak, the Papas family, who also own branches in Bilton and Willerby and were recently named the best producers of fish and chips in the country by the BBC, are ready to turn on the fryers at a grand opening on Saturday morning.
Dino Papadamou has urged the people of Grimsby and Cleethorpes to “try our fish and chips for themselves” in order to fully understand the quality of the family’s product, and says Papas’ grub “speaks for itself”.
Papa’s Fish and Chips will be open from 11am until 10pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday.
Finishing touches to the iconic pier are being hurried along this week ahead of the opening this weekend and an excited Dino is confident that Papas will soon enough be recognised as the best chippy in Cleethorpes.
He said: “People have been crying out for a good fish and chip shop in Cleethorpes. Our food speaks for itself and people need to try us to believe it.
“No other fish and chip shop has ever been named the best in the country by the BBC and that is a massive compliment for us. We are ecstatic about that.
“This is the best location in the country and we have had interest for bookings from everywhere.
“We want to make Cleethorpes the capital of fish and chips and make the resort a real tourist destination. It will benefit so many local businesses in the area.”
Much of the Pier’s original interior, including the tables, chairs and stunning chandeliers have been maintained.
The majority of the 100 jobs created as a result of Papa’s acquisition have already been filled as the company looks ahead to a busy summer.
Excitement greeted the news of Papa’s arrival to Cleethorpes after it was announced in December last year.
The Pier’s ballroom for events and functions have been maintained in the transformation, as has the Victorian style tea room. Papa’s will also offering a number of concessions along the boardwalk of the venue, including ice cream and candyfloss stalls.
Diners will be able to enjoy the sounds of a live band who will frequently perform on stage in the ballroom. When they’re not there, a self-playing grand piano will keep customers entertained.
In addition to the restaurant’s stunning views of Cleethorpes’ coastline, Papa’s insist they can deliver top quality food at affordable prices.
Dino, added: “We are really excited. We have had a tremendous response from everyone and have been inundated with messages asking when we are opening.
“We wanted everything to be perfect for when we open. We are the best in the country so I’m sure we are the best in Cleethorpes.”
A 10oz piece of fish, sourced directly from the Grimsby Docks, and chips at Papa’s costs £4.25. He also claimed the restaurant’s fish often scores highly on the Torry scale – a systematic scoring system which measures fish on its freshness.
To book a table, visit www.papasfishandchips.com or call Papa’s Fish and Chips in Hull, on 01482 651255. The food and drinks menu can also be viewed by visiting the website provided, as can a full set of opening times.