Humanity's love of deep frying traces back to the Dark Ages, when castles were surrounded by moats of scalding fat, ideal for defense against invading chickens. Today's Groupon storms taste buds with oil-doused creations: for $10, you get $20 worth of deep-fried treats and English cuisine at the Park Slope ChipShop. This Groupon is only valid at the Park Slope location of ChipShop. It is valid for dine-in only. It cannot be used on weekend brunch or on Friday nights and Saturday nights after 6 p.m.
ChipShop celebrates deep-fried dining with its menu of battered British eats. Feast on the quintessential dish of fish and chips, with battered cod ($12), haddock ($12.75), and plaice ($12.75) served straight from Poseidon’s personal aquarium. Other main dishes include steak and onion pie ($11), haggis ($9.50), chicken curry ($10.75), and seafood chowder ($6.50). For the most adventurous of arteries, ChipShop serves up a slew of non-traditional deep-fried fare—try deep-fried pizza ($3.50), a deep-fried Twinkie ($3.50), and a deep-fried Mars bar ($3.50), delicious to both deep thinkers and fried brains. Patrons can dilute batter-packed bellies with a 20 oz. English beer ($6.50) such as Stella Artois or Old Speckled Hen English Ale.
In its ongoing quest to discover new things that can be deep-fried and eaten, ChipShop invites its customers to bring in eats for a dip in hot oil—raid your office’s refrigerator and discover how a deep-fried pretzel, bagel, or can of soda tastes. The restaurant is decked out in British signs, posters, photos, and other regalia, giving diners a glimpse of how America might look had the Beatles been victorious in the British Invasion of 1964.
- At this small, extremely English fish and chips restaurant, some items on the menu may sound funny — mushy peas (they are supposed to be mushy) — but much of the food is honest and forthright, filling and satisfying. – New York Times
- I've been a few times and the service has been consistently good. Just friendly, attentive folks. They are happy to answer questions about the menu. – Nikki P., Yelp