IT’S National Fish & Chip Day today (Friday, September 4) and customers using Barry eateries have given their Tripadvisor reviews.

National Fish and Chip Day (NF&CD) first took place in 2015 with the aim of giving fish and chips the recognition it deserves and helping to secure its position as the nation’s favourite dish.

The event takes place on the first Friday in June every year, but this year it takes place later than planned due to the covid-19 pandemic.

But in Barry, as championed on Tripadvisor, customers haven’t cut the mustard with their opinions.


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Topping the list with lovers of seaside cuisine is the award-winning Fat Boys Fish & Chips, in Holton Road, Barry.

Giving his opinion, KenM2, of Barry, posted: “This evening we had our third fish and chips, since our isolation, delivered to our home.

“Once again, we weren’t disappointed, the fish was really white and tasty with an abundance of fab chips.

“To cap it all a pleasant, a polite young man delivered it.

“Thanks, Fat Boys.”

Next up was seafood restaurant, Mr Villa’s, in The Knap, Barry.

One reviewer, from Aldershot, wrote that it was an “awesome find.”

“Came here to celebrate an 80th birthday.

“What a find!” they posted. “We converged from all over the UK in Barry and this restaurant was recommended to us by a friend of a friend - we were not disappointed.

“The menu was comprehensive and we could have easily worked our way through it.”

Boofy's, in the Western Shelter, Barry Island, is best known as Gavin & Stacey’s chip shop of choice, with gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly choices, so expectations are always high.

“Best chips ever!” said dannyr561. “I've had chips from many, many chip shops, but the ones I got from Boofys were the nicest I've ever had in my life.

“Perfect in every way possible - amazing!”

Harvey's Fish and Chips, in Vale Street, Barry, isn’t letting the coastal locations have it all their own way.

Barryislandgirlie said: “Lovely fish and chips always cooked to order.

“Lovely and hot and lovely and clean.

“Owners very welcome and pleasant.

“Go at least once a month.

“My favourite chippy in Barry.”

And finally O'Shea's Cafe and Takeaway, in the Western Shelter, Barry, Island, got this plaudits from gregfD1356RN

“Ordered three large fish & chips, expecting small overpriced portions as its right on Barry Island promenade,” he said.

“How wrong I was, fish was massive, generous portion of chips, intact none of us could finish the chips.

“Food tasted fabulous too.

“Cannot recommend it more, will be back.”

Where is your fish and chip place of choice?