Midlands fish and chip chain George’s Tradition is to open its first city-centre restaurant next month – complete with gin bar.
The new restaurant in Queen Street, Nottingham, will have room for 140 diners and a sea-side themed interior, with booths shaped like beach huts. It will also have an open kitchen and a bar serving English gin.
George’s Tradition was set up by George Constantinou in 1980, after running a fish and chip shop on Bulwell’s Crabtree Estate in the 1970s. It is now overseen by his son Andrew and co-director Nick Hogan.
The new restaurant will be the company’s 11th venue. It will be housed in a Grade II listed building, in what used to be part of Nottingham’s Central Post Office.
Its interior has been designed by Philip Watts Design, who has also worked on Yo Sushi!, Cumin and 4,550 Miles from Delhi in Nottingham.
Andrew said: “The seaside, British produce, classic British music and a homage to the warm eccentricity of our national personality will be incorporated into every element of what our customers will experience.”
As well as fish and chips, the restaurant will serve home cooked pies, baby squid, and fresh fish. Other dishes on offer will include fish chowder in a sour dough bread bowl, mushy pea fritters in wasabi batter, cod dogs, fish and chips for kids served in buckets and spades and seaside favourites such as candy floss and freshly made doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauces.
The restaurant and its bar will be open from 11am to 11pm.
It is due to open in October.