Over the past year the Burton Road Chippy have been talked about a lot across the city. After winning the title of best fish and chip restaurant in the East of England they are now preparing for Fish and Chip Awards final in London. I went up to the restaurant to talk to the owner Des Anastasiou to see what it takes to be one of the top 10 chippys in the UK.
Also on this week’s programme, how Burns Night is celebrated in Lincoln. The poetry of Robert Burns is celebrated on Burns Night in Scotland with a traditional meal, usually including haggis. The Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste has organised an evening to honour the poet, and I went to find out why.
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The excitement is building for the Burton Road Chippy as they will soon find out if they are the best fish and chip restaurant in the UK. To get to the finals the chippy had to compete in regional competitions. So to be in the final in London they are already the best restaurant in the East of England.
To find out more about the nomination process I went up to the Burton Road Chippy to meet up with owner Des Anastasiou.
Listen to the interview with Des below:
Next week’s Food for Thought will be following the Burton Road Chippy down to London to see how they do and find out more about the industry too.
This week also sees Burns Night, a day to celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns. To commemorate the day it is usual for people in Scotland to have a Burns Supper but this tradition also takes place in England sometimes too.
The Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste, Professor Muriel Robinson, has introduced a Burns Supper to the university campus and this year’s is the biggest celebration so far. I spoke to Professor Robinson to find out how this tradition started.
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