Kickstart Maddy's Fish Bar

Maddy's Fish Bar is the latest project from the team behind The London Particular in New Cross and Fishdog. They want to open a new fish and chip shop right next door to their cafe and are fundraising £20,000 on Kickstarter, with the promise of curry sauce. They explain:

Maddy’s fish bar will be located in New Cross, next door to The London Particular. Being an established café and a unique gem in the local community, The London Particular has managed to bring culinary change to New Cross. When the owners of the chip shop next door to The LP approached Becky to see if she wanted to take on their shop, Becky immediately thought of Maddy and her passion for fish and anything British, which led to the birth of Maddy's Fish Bar project.

Becky is the owner of The LP and a pioneer of local change in New Cross. The London Particular was recently awarded 5 stars in Timeout’s food guide. She will be a partner in the Fish Bar next door and will contribute with all her vast experience of local producers and add creative twists to the daily changing specials.

Madeline has worked in London’s top restaurants. Her training began at the young age of 15 working as a prep-chef assistant for Billingsgate Fish market’s weekend courses. This was the catalyst for her enrolling in Westminster Kingsway College’s acclaimed catering course. After graduating from WK she had a job waiting for her at Caprice Group where she had been doing work experience as part of her course. She started working at the group’s Scott’s fish restaurant in Mayfair spending nearly two years under Head Chef Dave Mccarthy. Seeking new challenges, she was recruited by Mark Hix for his then newly opened Hix of Soho. Climbing the ranks within the company, Maddy got involved in pioneering Hix’s streetfood concept, The Fishdog van.

Maddy’s menu will be familiar and simple yet new and exciting. Through simple tweaks such as herb infused tempura batter and skin on chips re-invents the classic dish. Keeping the northern tradition of curry sauce is another exciting addition to Maddy’s sauces, which will all be made on site showing the condiments the respect it deserves.

Visit their Kickstarter page here.

13 comments:

terrencetrentderby said...

Yes but will they offer the Paul McCartney special?

BrockleyRog said...

Great news. If you can offer Northern gravy I will be more than happy to join he kicks tarter campaign.

Maddy's Fish Bar said...

Gravy is already in our "specials" recipe book! We will guarantee it will be available often enough!

Andrea said...

Good bye mushy peas, hello purée petits pois.

Jimbo2010 said...

There is already a fish and chip shop along that row of shops. The Filipino owned one that Mr McCartney loves.

fishface said...

That's the one they've taken over

mushypea said...

Hum....reinventing the chippy? It has been done before. Sea Cow and other such places (hopefully that mininalist furnishing, low comfort decor trend has been and gone. Or, indeed, playing the heritage card, like Poppies in Spitalfields. But really you can't argue with quality. Build and they will come. New Cross needs something like this. Recipe books are all very well but spending the early hours bargaining in Billingsgate requires more energy than most people have. It is a long game. I wish the venture well.

Monkeyboy said...

i the Particular are involved then it has some credibility, if you've not been then GO! probably my fave place for a casual bit of grub

Gimmegravy said...

And by 'often enough', you mean every day, right? :)

SubmittedByAlicia said...

I used to love the London Particular until the guy who works there had a tantrum and spoke to me appallingly. Never been back since. What happened with the existing fish and chip shop? Did LP owner buy them out or were they selling?

carl said...

London Particular *shudder* pretentious rubbish for muggy tourists

Monkeyboy said...

It's fantastic, and tourists? On the A2? You're wrong

Crudbag said...

It's fine it's fine but since when does a fish bar regenerate a local community? Have you ever BEEN to Hull?

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