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.