As the pound weakens, prices rise and portions shrink, Manchester’s businesses are competing on quality, great value and standout service. And over in Hulme, The Corner Plaice is winning hearts.
Sitting on the edge of the culturally significant neighbourhoods of Hulme and Moss Side, Corner Plaice was founded in 2015. Reliable and consistent, it has since become known as the area’s best and friendliest chippy dinner fix.
Grab a taste of Northern chippy culture with its perfectly sized chips served in a newspaper-style cone (£1.50). These are the best-cooked and best-priced chips you can find in all of Manchester. Yes, I’m willing to die on this hill.
When dinner time hits, twin your chips with a battered cod, haddock or plaice (£6). Fresh and cooked to perfection in a light and crispy batter, this is the Rocky Balboa of fish and chips.
Beyond the tradition, vegetarian and Halal breakfasts (£5.00), salt and pepper squid (£3), cheese-stuffed, breaded jalapenos and mozzarella sticks (£2.50) mean there’s something for everyone.
Nodding to the area’s rich Caribbean cultural heritage, Jamaican patties (£2) from Manchester-born the Original Patty Co are also on the menu.
As if the food wasn’t enough of a draw, Corner Plaice prides itself on using locally grown potatoes and sustainably sourced fresh fish frozen at sea.
While you’re waiting, browse the wall of notes, trinkets and magnets. Left by customers from around the world, this is just a glimpse into how far and wide the Corner Plaice love stretches.