Fish & Chips and Exploring Rennes

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Whilst French food is amazing, there’s one thing I miss about being here: good old fish and chips! So when I discovered that there’s not just one fish and chip shop but two in Rennes, it only made sense to try them both out! You can read my review of Original Fish ‘n’ Chips here,but this restaurant is a little more simple. 
They serve one dish: fish and chips.

I did love being able to choose my fish at Original Fish ‘n’ Chips, but I was more than willing to give this a go as well!

It’s a fairly sparsely decorated restaurant and could maybe do with a bit more character, but it’s a pretty good place for an student abroad looking for some home comforts.

But now for the main event: the food!

There’s nothing better than seriously crispy, light batter over really good fish. And boy, did this hit the spot. The chips were seriously fresh and generally a bit of a winner, but what I really loved was the fishy bites!

One of my favourite things about this place was that they served the dish on “newspaper”, it makes such a nice touch and really gave the place a bit of  British feel.

It also made for a great place for a catch up with friends, and a bit of light relief from the library. 

It’s really handily located for university, which was great, and perfect for that in between lecture break.

After a fairly heavy lunch we took the time to have a wander round the city in the sunshine and enjoy the start of spring.

I wanted to pick up a birthday present for a friend, and there was one thing that sprung to mind: macaroons! When in France and all..!

Just look at these beauties! It’s a serious struggle not to eat these all day every day!

Finally, not quite ready to go back to work, we decided to stop for a quick café au lait in the sunshine before heading back to the books.

Really good coffee is one of my favourite things about France; it’s always good quality and you can pour the milk in yourself so that you get the exact quantities that you want.

All in all, a pretty great lunch time break – if a little longer than was expected! To be honest, if I was going to go back and get fish and chips in Rennes, I’d go back to Original Fish and Chips; there’s something really nice about being able to choose your own fish and even pick your drink straight from the Smeg fridge. I also preferred the decor a lot more.

Fish and Chips, macaroons and coffee – can you beat that for a lunch time break?!

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  • A great combination of the best of British and delicious French fare!

    Lots of love,

    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

  • Thanks, Angie! xx

  • Life without bacon. Oh my. Ooooooh I might just have to take a little trip there – thanks! xxx

  • I just ate dinner and I could have those chips. RIGHT. NOW.

  • #sorrynotsorry. They were OH SO GOOD. Perfect for an English girl missing home!

  • This place looks so good! F&C is the food I miss most (along with pork) when I'm back in Doha. There's one chip shop and it's terrible! Following on from our restaurant conversation on Twitter earlier, I think the best chip shop is in Clapham – it's called Fish Club and they specialise in 'gourmet' fish and chips. You should give it a try!

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine