[Leeds, Headingley] Brett's
Headingley is fortunate to have not one, but two pretty good sit-down chippies. There’s the very excellent Bryan’s – a Premiership chippy if ever there was one. And Brett’s – a solid performer in the Championship. Much like Leeds.
There was a generous portion of haddock. Heaven knows how big the “Super” portion might be. It had a lovely crisp batter enclosing moist flakes of flesh. This is the fish that you always hope you’re going to come across in a chippy, but so rarely do. Chips themselves were OK – a bit pale, but cooked through to a proper “semi-flaccid”.
The let-down were the mushy peas which were, erm, just too mushy for perfection. Good flavour though. And there was redemption in the well buttered sliced white supermarket bread – the bread for which there is no substitute for the proper chip butty. Cut corner to corner into four, assembling the butty became an art form.
I've not been to Brett's for years but a recent visit to Bryan's was disappointing. The fish wasn't skinned which is a travesty for a Yorkshire chip shop.
It's takeaway only but the chip shop down by the parish church is my favourite in Headingley. Worth a visit if you don't want to dine in.