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    Chippy Tea at Cherry Reds (John Bright St)

    Just a quick post to celebrate what was an awesome special at Cherry Reds on John Bright St, last week.

    I can’t be the only one that has fond childhood memories of Friday night trips to the fish ‘n’ chip shop. In my case, when I was young, my sister and I would fight over who would go with my dad to collect our dinner – whoever went would be allowed a sneaky potato scallop for the walk home as long, as we didn’t tell mum. Since then I’ve always ordered the same thing; battered sausage and chips.

    So when I heard Cherry Reds were doing my Chippy Tea order as their special I didn’t even need to think about what I was going to have for dinner. Accompanied by a choice of mushy peas or baked beans, I went for the peas and they were lovely. The bizarre fashion of aligning mushy peas with a Mojito by overloading it with sugar and mint was thankfully absent and they were delicious and just the right consistency. The battered sausage, or rather battered sausages as there were two of them, were meaty and the batter was lovely and thick, yet crispy on the edges. Cherry Reds’ rustic chips gave a nice balance of texture between the sausage and peas.

    As a special this is sadly not permanently on the menu, but if you ask really nicely they might whip it up for you. And thanks to my Independent Birmingham card, I got a free drink to make it even more special!


    Despite it being the same order from childhood there were no grown-ups around to pay for my chippy tea at Cherry Reds so I paid for it by myself and definitely didn’t have to be nice (not that my dad would’ve been very impressed with me being nice if I didn’t mean it). I’m hoping I haven’t annoyed Cherry Reds too much by suggesting you should order it, but it was bloody good and I’m hoping it makes a regular return.