Royal Square, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria LA23 2DG
Gold winner 2017, Silver winner 2016
Judges comments - September 2018
'It was a busy - and sunny - Saturday in Windermere when we visited but our request for gluten free fish and chips was seen as entirely normal. We did feel that they understood about gluten free, and that there was no reason to be concerned. This was confirmed when they brought us gluten free vinegar with the meal so they've thought through the meal as a whole.
Once again, I can say that this is the best fish and chips I have ever eaten - and I love fish and chips. I had forgotten (I visited Vinegar Jones last year) just how good it is. The batter is light and crispy, with no grease, the fish perfectly cooked, and the chips are good too... just fab. And surprisingly good value.
We especially liked that not only is the gluten free fish and chips so good, it is seen as an entirely normal choice, and something that they are used to dealing with. It's also excellent that they take such care to produce high quality fish/chips, given that they could still make a fortune from tourists - since they are in one of the best locations in Windermere - producing less good quality options.'