Trident claims plaice as Chippy of Year

Demetrius Photiou, partner Ruth Stoton, staff members Julie Boyes and Sonia Ribeiro at the Trident fish restaurant in Eastbourne SUS-160914-094526001
Demetrius Photiou, partner Ruth Stoton, staff members Julie Boyes and Sonia Ribeiro at the Trident fish restaurant in Eastbourne SUS-160914-094526001

Recently we ran our coveted Chip Shop Of The Year 2016 competition and we are pleased to announce the Trident Fish Restaurant triumphed over all the other chippies in the area!

The Trident, situated in the heart of Eastbourne old town at 23 Albert Parade, has been established for the past 21 years in the town.

Owner Demetrios Photiou along with his partner Ruth Stoton and team of loyal hardworking staff, have worked tirelessly over the years to build up the reputation of this fine fish and chip restaurant.

During this time Demetrios has gathered an impressive array of awards which are proudly displayed in the restaurant, from high results in the National Sea Fish & Chip Shop Of The Year awards to Potato Council awards. Not forgetting he also won our Chip Shop of the Year in 2014!

The Trident separates the busy takeaway from the 50-seater restaurant, they cater for all dietary needs and requirements with an extensive menu that supersedes the traditional fish and chips to please healthier palettes and allergies, specialising in a lighter bite cod plus a gluten free fish and chips. Or for those that don’t get tempted with the mouth-watering traditional fish and chips, the restaurant offers jacket potatoes, omelettes and burgers. They also have a children’s menu and a ‘ Trident Special’ £10 meal offer of regular cod,chips and peas, bread and butter, tea and ice cream. For full menu details visit their website

The restaurant is decorated traditionally, in keeping with old town with high ceilings and large opulent chandeliers in a relaxed ambience that makes you feel right at home. It is fully licensed and air conditioned so the diner can sit in comfort and enjoy a tipple with their fish if they wish. Opening hours are Monday 11.30am-2.30pm, 5pm-9pm. Tuesday-Saturday all day from 11.30am-9.30pm. Closed Sundays. Coach parties and private parties are welcome, to book a table or a party in call the team on 01323 416622.

Due to the popularity of the restaurant, there are plans to expand early next year, extending out to the shop next door for takeaway and the refurbishment of the restaurant to increase seating from 50 to 140 people inside and out to bring in an alfresco dining experience. There will also be new introductions to the menu which will be healthier and more choice. This will bring further job opportunities so an exciting new project in the pipeline for 2017. Demetrios is very enthused about these plans but assures everyone that during the changes it will be business as usual for all his customers.

On receiving the Herald Chip Shop of The Year award, Demetrios was ecstatic and said “ I am honoured that my reputation in the town is so good that my customers have rewarded me in this way. I thank all my customers for your continued loyalty and support to me and to my team, without you I wouldn’t be holding this trophy now. I look forward to seeing you all and giving thanks when you next come in, also to welcoming new customers to my restaurant. I also thank the Herald for giving us this opportunity for recognition again this year. There are exciting times ahead for The Trident and I hope you will all bear with us during the refurbishment next year, we will still be delivering you the quality food you all love during this period”

The Herald wishes Demetrios, Ruth and team huge congratulations and the best of luck with his extension and renovations next year.

Our runners-up who we also send our heartfelt congratulations to are last years winners Bamboo Garden, of 311 Seaside Rd, another extremely well established and popular family run chippy run by Jason Lam, serving quality fish and chips in Eastbourne, who won second place and a certificate.

Third Place certificate went to John’s Fish Bar, again hugely popular in the neighbouring town of Hailsham, situated at 66 High Street and well worth a visit for those that reside there.

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