812 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
This is a very good chippy. Didsbury is usually out of our range, but being there and being hungry meant we were able to try this place - which came highly recommended. The fish are huge, and the batter is crispy and delicious. The chips were really nicely cooked and the mushy peas were also very tasty. The lemon wedge you can have is a nice touch - a small thing but not often seen.
Because this is Didsbury the price was (or would have been) high for a chippy. Two portions of fish, chips and peas would normally be around £19.80, including a large cod. However, there was a 'two for one' offer on - effectively halving the cost - and making this a real bargain for the best fish and chips we've had anywhere in the Manchester area. The portions are very large, and the staff are friendly and seem to care about what they are cooking and serving. You can also get hake and haddock - rather than unspecified 'fish' and they do locally produced sausages.
Is fish and chips worth £10? That's a matter of opinion - £10 isn't a lot for a good meal which is 'up there' in terms of both quality and quantity - it just seems a lot to spend in a chippy. You can choose to eat in or take out, but eating in increases the cost. Fosters is a really impressive place and we'd definitely return.