As I was helping LittleGems Jewellery with a craft event last night, I had little time to prepare dinner so it made perfect sense that we try the new 'chippy', eager to see if it was worth the wait.
|Livorno Fish & Chips, Clarkston|
When I opened the box containing the fish supper I was surprised to see only one fish! These days, it is normal to have two battered fish in a supper, (which is why we share ours). I have a big issue with the 'Two Fish System'! The world bangs on about overfishing and using sustainable fish, yet the fish and chip shop industry serve two fish as a standard occurrence. Why? Maybe someone in the industry can answer that one for me?
Anyway, last nights fish was huge! A giant piece of delicious flaky haddock, in a light and crisp batter, that ran the length of the box, served on a bed of very nice, fluffy chips.
|Black pudding supper|
Despite the disappointment with the black pudding, overall we were impressed with Livorno, and would happily recommend giving them a try the next time you have a hankering for Scotland's other national food. The portion sizes were great, especially with the offer price. I don't know what the real prices will be, but based on the size of the portion I still expect it to offer great value.