Oil strikes gold for Welwyn Garden City fish bar

IT’S not just the scampi that’s golden at a fish and chip bar in Times Territory.

Lees Fish & Chips, in Moors Walk, WGC, has been awarded the Gold Standard Award for Excellence in Oil Management.

The award is presented by Frymax, the leading all-vegetable frying fat for the fish frying industry, which recognises friers who take care to maintain the quality and condition of their cooking oil, and as a result, the food they serve.

Lees Fish and Chips manager Peter Lees, who opened the restaurant three years ago, said: “I’m delighted to have been awarded the Gold Standard.

“The oil affects the quality of every item we cook in the shop so it’s very important to have good clean oil to enhance the quality of the food we serve to our customers.”

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The oil at Lees Fish & Chips is filtered every two to three days, and is then sent to a refinery where it is turned into bio fuels.

A Frymax spokesman praised the shop, saying: “The food is cooked in a high efficiency frying range to reduce the impact on the environment.

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“The shop is also very selective with its ingredients. All fish are sourced from well managed sustainable fishing grounds.

“Additionally, locally grown Maris Piper potatoes are used to provide customers with a top quality fish and chip meal.”

Lees Fish & Chips is open from 4pm to 9pm Monday to Saturday.

A lunch service is available between noon and 2pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Call 01707 377091 for more information.

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