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Mar 15, 2012 09:46 AM

[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.

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: NorthernFood

      Good old Brett's. I wish I was a student again. Sigh...