A Family Business
At it's heart Black's is a family business, run in partnership by Matthew and his mother, Kay. The doors first opened in Halton in the summer of 2012 and Black's quickly earned a reputation for providing excellent fish & chips. Quality and consistency are their watchwords!
Within a few months they received the National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award, and have been steadily collecting local and national accolades ever since.
In addition to top notch fish and chips, Black's has also become known for supporting the local community. They sponsor the local junior football club, provide raffle prizes for the primary school, Women's Institute and gardening club, and have conducted fundraisers on behalf of charities such as CancerCare and the RNLI Lifeboats.
Our junior frier (in top 10 young friers in the uk)
Brett is our most long standing employee, having joined us when we first opened aged only 16. Brett started out washing pots in the kitchen and has steadily progressed to being a key member of our team.
In 2017 Brett entered the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Awards and placed in the semi-finals. This makes Brett one of the top 10 young friers in the whole country!
As part of his continued progression Brett is training with companies like KFE and the NFFF. He is also developing his own recipes for homemade specials to add to our menu boards.
We source Haddock and Cod based on a golden combination of sustainable fishing practices and high standards of quality and freshness. That way you get to enjoy incredibly delicious seafood, and enjoy a clear conscience knowing that the fish stocks it came from are properly managed and conserved.
You'll find the name of the boat (or its operator) that caught your fish displayed prominently on the blackboards in our chippy.
Potatoes are seasonal, and we work in partnership with a Lancashire potato merchant to find the best frying spuds for any given time of year. Our chips are cut at a thicker grading, which reduces the oil absorbed during cooking, making for a healthier meal every time.
You'll find the name of the current spud species we're harvesting, and where its come from, displayed prominently on the blackboards in our chippy.
Your fish & chips are presented in an environmentally friendly biobox, manufactured from sugarcane pulp. As well as being a fantastic product for keeping your meal hotter and drier than its polystyrene cousins, these bioboxes are fully biodegradable and compostable. (In fact some of our customers use them as planters for seedlings!)