Torbay of Hythe
When taking in the seaside towns of the South Coast, there’s one activity you should always make part of your day: a visit to a fish and chips shop. While this great British tradition is very much alive and well, it’s always reassuring to find it perfectly executed, and in a classic manner. Since 1926, Torbay of Hythe, which is a short walk from the seafront, has been serving up superb battered fish and oh-so crisp and fluffy chips to holidaymakers and locals alike. Such is its reputation, residents rave about it and out-of-towners make a beeline for it. Eat in the traditional, simply decked out restaurant, or take away to enjoy at home or on the beach – either way, your haddock, plaice, cod or huss will be super fresh, lightly battered, full of flavour and served with the best chips I can remember eating. By keeping this award-winning Kent institution at the top of its game, owner and chef Jazz is doing us all a very big favour.