Quaffer & Scoffer

Kenny's Fish & Chips, Doncaster Road, Conisbrough. Picture: Marie Caley S0058MC
Kenny's Fish & Chips, Doncaster Road, Conisbrough. Picture: Marie Caley S0058MC

Kenny’s Fish and Chips restaurant and takeaway on Doncaster Road, Conisbrough, is a traditional upmarket chippy with the emphasis on quality.

Situated on the main road out of town, it has a 160-seater restaurant alongside its takeaway side and free parking on the premises.

The first thing that strikes you is the opening hours - seven days a week from 11am to late.

I was easily able to order my meal at a convenient four in the afternoon and the food was freshly prepared and piping hot.

The extensive menu which ranges from soup of the day, homemade cheese and onion cake or chicken breast goujons to family favorite desserts like home made sherry trifle or hot treacle sponge with custard.

Kenny’s also caters for senior citizens and children who can both enjoy their own special menus.

The restaurant is fully licensed which gives you the option to have a cider, beer or wine with your meal.

But at Kenny’s fish and chips is the signature dish and I chose the large haddock and chips, with peas, which came to £6.10.

It was a hot day so I decided to have my meal served on the table outside.

The meal came served in what looked like a slim pizza box, which had a print of Conisbrough Castle on it - a nice touch.

The restaurant boasts of a unique batter recipe: “which will keep you coming back for more” - this was borne out when I opened the box and tucked into the haddock.

The fish was white, flaky and tasty and the batter crisp and crunchy.

The chips were traditionally made and came in a huge portion. A dash of salt and a fair sprinkling of vinegar - perfect.

Kenny’s trades on its quality and the meal was easily comparable to the best gourmet fish and chip shops in places like Whitby, but with a South Yorkshire price tag.

Give it a try - you won’t be disappointed.