Eric Snaith, executive chef and owner of award-winning Eric’s Fish And Chips in Thornham, is to open a second site in St Ives, Cambridgeshire on 1 June ,with a third 30-cover site scheduled to open in Holt, Norfolk on 20 June.
The St Ives site is a 66-cover 1,875 sq ft restaurant and takeaway, with a 24-cover outdoor terrace. The menu offers traditional British fish and chips with modern European influences, inspired by Snaith’s three-AA Rosette restaurant, Titchwell Manor.
Open from noon until 9pm daily, the menu highlights the best of the Norfolk coast, using sustainably-sourced fish. Signature dishes will include classic cod and chips fried in Green King IPA batter and traditional beef dripping (with vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives available); a Japanese style fish burger, and gruyere and spinach arancini, all accompanied by homemade sauces, such as Eric’s black garlic mayo.
The restaurant will also feature an ice cream station, serving gelatos and sorbets with signature toppings such as caramelised cornflakes, all made in collaboration with East Coast Gelato.
Drinks will range from Eric’s Fish And Chips’ own Session pale ale, made in collaboration with Brewboard brewers, and available to takeaway in growlers from mid-July, through to wines and champagnes from long-time Titchwell Manor supplier Hallgarten Druit alongside homemade soft drinks and batch cocktails.
Alongside serving a dedicated children's menu with at-table games provided with those dining in, the St Ives site will include a custom-designed bleacher childrens’ seating area.
Snaith said, “We are extremely excited to open our newest restaurant in Cambridgeshire’s most iconic market town. The St Ives site will have its own look and feel, whilst continuing the tradition of serving the highest-quality sustainably sourced fish to locals and visitors alike.”