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Friday, 3 April 2015

Easter Fish n Chip Giveaway

I'm not entirely sure why we eat fish and chips on Good Friday - it's just something we've always done! I decided to do some digging but found google to be particularly unhelpful so I posed the question on our facebook page to see if anybody could shed any light. The responses were interesting:-








I don't feel like I am any further forward and would be grateful for any help! LOL! Whatever the reason behind it though, you just can't beat fish and chips on Good Friday (well in fact anytime when you're beside the sea) and we are delighted to be working with Pantrini's in Whitley Bay to give away a voucher for family fish n chips.

Pantini's Whitley Bay

Pantrini's is situated just a two minute walk from the beach in Whitley Bay on Marine Avenue. It is an ideal location for a family treat with play parks, the beach, the library and amusement arcades all within easy walking distance. There is free parking behind Whitley Bay Playhouse too. Pantrini's offers the option to either eat out or take away. 


We decided to eat in and found there was plenty of seating both upstairs and down. The staff were wonderful with our children and took the time to chat to them about their day and bring them special seaside themed colouring sheets and crayons.


The children's meals are extremely good value - freshly cooked cod and chips with a juice drink for only £3.50 is a very good deal and we loved the special fish-shaped plates.


Sometimes I find fish and chips to be far too generous in their portion sizes and end up feeling sick! I'm pleased to see Pantrini's offer both regular cod and chips (£5.99) and a larger version (£7.29) for those with bigger appetites. The regular size was perfect for me.


Our fish and chips were wonderful, light and not at all greasy. It's not often we all have clean plates but we managed it at Pantrini's.




We were even brought our own bowl of batter which really impressed our children!

Pantrini's is a family-run business now in it's 4th generation that dates all the way back to the turn of the 20th Century (you can read about the business history here). They have strong values and always believe that the customer is at the core of their business. All of the staff we encountered were happy, friendly and genuinely seemed to care that we were made to feel welcome in their restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our fish and chips at Pantrini's and will no doubt be returning several times in the next few months, especially as the weather warms up as there's nothing like fish and chips on the beach.

You can read more about Pantrini's and their work in the community plus read their menu and special offers here:-

Competition


Now is your chance to win 2 x adult meals and 2 x children's meals at Pantrini's Whitley Bay. Simply enter using the RaffleCopter Giveaway below. Good luck!

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32 comments

  1. Wow this looks good! I've never had fish and chips on Good Friday .. we're having Shepherds Pie tonight! x

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    1. I think it is because you shouldn't eat meat :)

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  2. I don't know either but always assumed it was partly the feeding-of-the-5000 thing and partly the symbolism of eating meat / flesh. I suspect it was maybe decided by the fishmongers around a year after the chocolatiers got away with their whole chocolate egg swindle!

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  3. I think it's a mix of not being able to eat meat and also Good Friday is a family day, parents are off from work and - weather permits - everyone goes out and and easy meal to get on the go is fish and chips. I went to Whitley Bay last year, the weather was gorgeous so it was packed! Many families going on the rides at the Links and people sitting around having their fish and chips. The same goes for Tynemouth, people buy their fish and chips and sit by thr priory or the benches on King Edward's Bay.

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  4. Elizabeth Hinds3 April 2015 at 11:34

    I think it's something to do with traditionally refraining from eating land animals every Friday between Ash Wednesday and Easter

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  5. love fish and chips anytime and Patrini's is one of my favourites.

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  6. Catholics are supposed to eat fish every Friday.

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  7. We eat fish on Good Friday (I think) because Catholics abstain from flesh meat on Good Friday, although fish is permitted. We are not Catholics but I was brought up eating fish on Good Friday so still do. I don't mind as I love fish! We are having Fish Pie this evening! We love Pantrini's too!

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    1. I live in Whitley Bay so Pantrini's is a walk away!

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  8. Current church law states that the days of abstinence fall during Lent, the season of spiritual preparation for Easter. On Ash Wednesday and all of the Fridays of Lent, Catholics over the age of 14 are required to abstain from meat and from foods made with meat. Prior to Vatican II every Friday was meat free.

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  9. Fasting from meat has always been a part of Lent, it led to odd decisions in the Middle Ages about what exactly counted as fish, pretty sure ducks were classed as fish! Growing up in a Catholic household we always had fish on a Friday, I think the tradition of fish and chips on Good Friday is just a left over from these old customs.

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  10. It's about not eating meat isnt it? I was brought up not to eat meat on any Friday, not 100% sure why that is but its fine with me, I prefer fish anyway :)

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  11. I have no idea but it's common to eat fish on any friday. I know it's always on the menu in schools, nursing homes, etc on a friday. I went to a catholic school so should no but nope, sorry I can't help lol

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  12. Not eating meat on a Friday, Fish Friday! :)

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  13. It was always a thing to eat fish on Friday - think it was a Catholic tradition - was brought up C of E so associate Good Friday with Hot Cross Buns ;))

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  14. Something religious but it's a great excuse to go down the chippy! I enjoyed mine on Friday

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  15. We have always eaten fish on a Good Friday, it stems from my families Catholicism. I am not Catholic myself, but I am a Christian. Also my nana would go mad if we ate meat ;0) xx

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  16. Catholics are supposed to eat fish every Friday. - leanne w

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  17. It's the Catholic way. Plus they're damn tasty!!

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  18. It's the Catholic way - we dont eat meat because of the death of Christ on Friday

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  19. we dont eat meat because of the death of Christ on Friday

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  20. No idea but my nan would always have fish on a Friday and I do the same.

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  21. Its a 'fast day' and fish is not classed as meat so it can be eaten.

    Its not just on Good Friday, my children are Catholic like me and the rest of my family and they have fish for school dinners EVERY Friday, alternating between Fish, Fish Fingers and FishCakes.

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  22. Isabell Whitenstall15 April 2015 at 12:13

    We eat fish on Good Friday because my Mam did but I do not know the reason why it was a family tradition but do you need a reason to eat fish and chips? I think not

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  23. I didn't even know that we were supposed to eat fish and chips on good friday! First I've heard of it…. great idea though! x

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  24. Good Friday classed as a fasting day and the faithful abstain from eating meat (eat fish as an alternative) :-)

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  25. Not eating meat on a Friday. Poor fish isn't classed as meat :o)

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  26. Fab, we Love fish and chips and its just a short 5 Minuit Drive away My gran used to follow the tradition not to eat fish a Friday along with you don't cut your nails on a Sunday, Weird and Wonderful Traditions x

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  27. because your not meant to eat meat on friday so you eat fish instead.

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  28. No meat was eaten on Friday because of the old religious reason, hence fish was eaten on Friday

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