Simpsons Fish and Chips in Cheltenham launches new ‘Chippy Tapas’ menu


While it’s hard to beat traditional fish and chips for tea, Simpsons Fish and Chips has launched an all-new ‘Chippy Tapas’ menu, with 11 new dishes to try when dining out.

The award-winning chippy, named one of Britain’s best takeaways in May 2022, offers diners the option of choosing three small plates for £15 or five for £20, with the menu promising a twist on traditional chippy tea.

Options for meat and fish eaters include breaded calamari, white bait or scampi with Tubby Toms lemon and herb mayonnaise; crispy cod gudgeons with homemade tartar sauce; bacon halloumi; prawns in mild hot sauce; and Thai spiced fishcake with chilli dip. Meanwhile, vegetarians and vegans can sink their teeth into vegan jackfruit wings with Tubby Tom’s Jalapeño Mayonnaise; vegan sausage with ketchup; frickles with special seasoning; and pea fritters with mint.

It also introduced a range of dirty battered chips, designed to prove that “everything is better with batter”, with Keleigh’s Posh Truffled Chips – named after longtime Simpsons manager Keleigh Green – topped with oil truffle, parmesan and parsley; The best dirty fries with a secret sauce, jalapeños, crispy onions and melted cheese; and Done and Dusted – invented by Tubby Tom himself – offering a vegan version of scampi fries with a lemon-herb dip; while The Northerner offers a Simpsons take on a classic – fries and melted cheese sauce.

There’s even a dessert menu, featuring a beaten pineapple ring with chocolate coconut ice cream, and Simpsons Sticks – which are churros dusted with cinnamon and served with salted caramel ice cream. .

Gluten-free diners won’t be disappointed either, with the ‘Chippy Tapas’ menu being made gluten-free where possible on the first Monday of every month, in keeping with a long-standing Simpsons tradition.

Simpsons Fish and Chips owner Bonny Ritchie said: “We’ve been working on this new menu for some time and had a lot of fun doing it. Everyone got involved and we love the variety it brings.

“Small plates are great for sharing and who doesn’t love eating great food with friends and family?”

Simpsons Fish and Chips is on Priors Road in Cheltenham and opens from 4pm to 9pm on Sundays and Mondays; From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

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