Food Review: Bizzie Lizzie’s
NOTHING BEATS A CLASSIC
There are few meals as craved and as comforting as classic Fish & Chips, and there are few places as famous for just that, as Skipton’s own Bizzie Lizzie’s. The Swadford street premises has stood tall and proud since 1986 when they started selling the finest takeaway in town. The award winning food and hardworking team has led to years of success and a following as strong today as it’s always been.
Accompanied by my good friend Ella, we dined in the Swadford street restaurant on a sunny Thursday afternoon, seated in the window overlooking the canal. Our friendly and attentive waiter, Shaun, ensured a welcoming atmosphere and the well-spaced tables and PPE measures kept guests and staff at ease. Presented with both the daily lunch menu and the daily specials board, we were spoilt for choice. The menu is extensive, offering so much more than just Fish & Chips. Lighter options include fish lightly battered and half the chips, Cod and salad or breaded Plaice Fillet (with salad or chips). There’s plenty of fish alternatives and veggie options, too. Gluten free diners are happily catered for, using a batter mixture of rice, potato, tapioca, maize, buckwheat and gram flours and still being equally as delicious.
To start, we shared the new Fritto Misto Sharing Platter (DF) – a generous, mixed seafood platter with Salt and Pepper Squid, crispy, Battered Fish Goujons, Wholetail Whitby Scampi and (our favourite) breaded Chilli and Mango Prawns, served with a dressed salad and a choice of three tasty dips. (£12.85) For the main course we took it back to basics, ordering a classic Cod & Chips (£10.45) and Bizzie’s famous Fishcake – two slices of potato sandwiched together with fish, fried in a crispy, golden batter – served with, you guessed it, more chips! (£8.85) Scrumptious.
The desserts looked a treat too, and we were very tempted, but as we were too full to finish all our chips, we thought we’d better leave it for another day. I’ve already got my eye on the Honeycomb Heaven Ice Cream Sundae for next time!
Offering good, honest food at reasonable prices, with something on the menu to suit everyone, this relaxed, family friendly restaurant is the perfect place to treat the kids to a lunch in town. The High Street Car Park location offers the same great food too, plus a bright and airy events room, ideal for large groups, coach parties and celebrations.
To find out more about both great locations, visit www.bizzielizzies.co.uk
Swadford Street, Skipton BD23 1QY
Restaurant: 01756 701131
Takeaway: 01756 793189
High Street Car Park, Skipton BD23 1ED
Restaurant and Takeaway: 01756 794531
Swadford Street Takeaway
12pm - 9pm
Swadford Street Restaurant
12pm - 8pm
High Street Car Park Restaurant & Takeaway
12pm - 8pm