Full steam ahead
Article Date: 2014-06-11
Britain’s number one fish and chip shop, Quayside of Whitby has collaborated with the North York Moors Railway (NYMR) to launch the ‘Quayside Express.’
The award-winning family-run fish and chip restaurant and takeaway and the volunteer led Railway are reinstating the age-old tradition of a special steam train service that combines a trip to the seaside with a delicious fish supper on-board.
From June 13th 2014 passengers can hop on-board the Quayside Express every Friday between Pickering and Whitby and enjoy a scrumptious fish supper, complete with Quayside’s famous homemade batter, sustainable fish and mushy peas, on the return trip from the seaside town.
"We feel privileged to have been able to join forces with such a prestigious heritage railway to offer this special service to holidaymakers and visitors,” says Carol Fusco, founder of Quayside fish and chip shop and restaurant, named ‘Best in Britain’ in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2014. "Day trippers can take in the sea air, stroll along the beach and work up an appetite for a slap-up fish and chip dinner on the last train home!”
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway offers visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and step back in time to a bygone area and sink into a more relaxed style of life as you meander through the North York Moors National Park and to the coast on-board a steam engine.
"Fish was transported by rail, by the tonne from Whitby harbour in the early 20th century in order to fuel London’s fish and chip shops, and, since then, ‘fish and chips specials’ have been a long tradition on the railways so it’s fantastic to be reinstating such an old tradition with the help of Britain’s best chippie,” says Danielle Ramsey, marketing manager at the NYMR.