SEAN’S PLAICE THE PLACE FOR FISH & CHIPS IN BENIDORM
This week I decided to try that Great British Institution, Fish & Chips actually cooked by a Yorkshireman. Sean’s Plaice is situated on Torre Principado in between Av Mediterraneo and the beach at the Rincon de Loix end of Levante. Run by Sean and Linda, the restaurant has been open for around six months and I must say the food is delicious. Sean has been in the Fish & Chip trade for over 16 years and although he originally hails from Leeds, he spent most of his working life in London running the very busy Seashell Restaurant situated in Lisson Grove. On speaking to Sean he very modestly says, ‘I not the best but I’m good at what I do’ which is borne out when you try his cooking. Sean’s Plaice is equipped with all the modern technology available with computerised fryers which has brought the industry forward and into the 21st century. He was so proud of the range he designed himself that I was given a guided tour behind the scenes and I have to say I was very impressed. Not only was it spotlessly clean but all the units matched and there was so much working space incorporated within the outlet. In keeping with his religion, Sean’s Plaice is one of the few venues where you can purchase authentic Jewish fish.
So if you have that hunger for a little bit of Britain situated on the Costa Blanca make your way to Sean’s Plaice and sample so
A Review by Nigel Turner
COSTA COCKLES FRESH SEAFOOD VENDORS
This week’s Nigel looks at a new idea just being tried out around the bars and clubs of Benidorm. Nigel McCarthy, the proprietor of the Two Seals Bar situated on Calle Lepanto has come up with something which has not been tried before on the Costa Blanca. The idea of a seafood seller roaming around the bars of Benidorm is indeed something of a novelty and is proving very popular. Seafood sellers inhabit many of the clubs and pubs within the North of England and are commonplace but over here in Spain they are never seen, not until now! Nigel has even invested in an old fashioned style pushbike complete with basket to sell his wares. Among the goods you can purchase are cockles, mussels, prawn cocktail and crabsticks. The prices range from as little as 1 euro up to 2.50 euros depending on the item you have. All the food is delivered fresh daily and prepared by Nigel’s Spanish chef, Juano. So successful has the venture been over the past few weeks that Nigel is already talking about expanding the business to his brothers, one in Torrevieja and the other in Tenerife. You can see Nigel out and about everyday in his authentic clothing,. It raises a few smiles as he goes around which all adds to the fun and as Nigel puts it ‘I’m having a great time doing something I enjoy whilst proving a service’. If anyone is interested in finding out more information or would like Nigel to call round and see them you can contact him direct on 637 012 509.