Chip and cheerful in Norwich

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The Spaniard in Norwich

Now, I know that Hot Chip on White Lion Street in Norwich isn’t so new anymore, but I did have the most delicious dinner there the other night, hence this post.

Rushing from work to an event, I was in desperate need of something quick and filling, so chips seemed to be the natural choice (as much as I would love to go to Roger Hickman’s again, it’s just not practical).

Chip off the old block

For a chippy, some consideration has actually been given to the décor – the walls have newsprint designs on them, while there are small tables to sit at if you have the luxury of time. I guess the lighting’s a bit harsh, but it’s not the sort of place you go for atmosphere, I suppose.

The menu is huge, with simple spices, sauces and substantial toppings, from halloumi and mango to fish with chips and tartare sauce. After a little indecision, I opted for The Spaniard, topped with chorizo, manchego cheese and quince preserve.

It was all sorted while I waited, the chips were fetchingly served up in a paper cone on grease proof ‘newsprint’.

Crispy and blisteringly hot, the chips had been cooked in rapeseed oil (which incidentally makes them healthier). With plenty of chewy chorizo, strong cheese, set off by the sweet quince jelly, I will definitely be having it again.

I wouldn’t normally spend £4.60 on chips, but the portion was filling and the toppings were generous.

Check out the menu online.


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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