Thanet: We tried Trip Advisor’s “best” Chippy in Broadstairs and it lived up to its reputation

The UK’s summer heat wave has continued unabated so far and while it won’t last forever, people are still making the most of it to enjoy the sun.

Coastal cities will undoubtedly boom with tourists and locals alike.

These people need to be fed, and the seaside classic in fish and chips is served by the hundreds and thousands in weeks like this.

Read more: The stunning seaside town is fast becoming the most popular in Kent

Broadstairs is one of Kent’s pride and joy for coastal towns, with Viking Bay standing out in particular.

It would be fascinating to see which restaurant has the edge in the battle for the best fish and chip restaurant in town, according to the TripAdvisor review site.

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There were understandably a few to drive through, but in the end, Aqua 43 was the one with the highest rating.

A score of 4.5 was impressive to say the least, so we drove to Broadstairs to try the crème de la crème of fish and chips.

The restaurant

Finding Aqua 43 wasn’t too difficult as it is on the main road not far from the cliffs.

I was seated almost immediately when I arrived at lunchtime which was a nice bonus.

Since it’s not very close to the beach, maybe that explains why it wasn’t that crowded.

I took my order quickly and it arrived within 15 minutes so the service can be commended.

Given the decor of the place, the bold turquoise color of the interior was actually very pleasing to the eye, and there were also a number of framed beach pictures on the walls.

The main event

As mentioned, the fish and chips arrived pretty quickly and looked very appetizing.

The batter was a slightly lighter shade of orange than I expected and the chips were chunky as they were random sizes.

I went straight into it and the food was certainly not missing.

The fries were deliciously crispy, with just the right amount of saltiness.

The fish itself was well cooked, almost like a melt in its texture.

You get a pretty solid serving for just under 10 pounds, and in the end I really struggled to finish because I was fed up pretty quickly.

I came out of the restaurant very satisfied.

Overall thought

Aqua 43 deserves its good ratings, that’s for sure.

The quick service, delicious food, and interesting decor make for a pleasant experience that shouldn’t disappoint.

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