Sam’s Fish & Chips

by Jo Kenny

I think it’s time we got a bit filthy.

Sams fish & chips Medbourne Milton Keynes

Fish & chips is usually something I reserve only for the depths of Winter. But the temperature has dropped, the clouds have rolled in and my week so far has shaped up to be rubbish, so I figured I was allowed to break my own rules. We went to our local, Sam’s, which serves not only fish & chips but every disgustingly greasy food you could possibly hope for on a night of no cares.

I think I’m more in love with the ritual of fish and chips than the food itself; there’s something so timeless and quintessential about it. My favourite thing is driving back home with your fish & chips sat on your lap slowly burning your thighs.

Sams takeaway fish & chips Medbourne Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes fish & chips Sams takeaway Medbourne

I admit the first time we ever bought from Sam’s I was disappointed my food came in a box and not wrapped up in layer upon layer of paper sheets. But I’ve grown to like them now, the boxes don’t soak up all the vinegar from your chips!

Sam’s give you huge portions. Unless you’re in the mindset to put Adam Richman to shame there’s no way you’re finishing one of these. Those with fear of wasting food must make their peace with the fact that some of it’s going in the bin.

Cod & chips Sams takeaway Medbourne Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes takeaway fish chips Sams Medbourne

The cod is massive and very well cooked. The fish itself is light, flaky and moist, then coated in a thick and crispy batter. I hate crappy batter, the kind that leaves a weird taste in your mouth. Blargh! Luckily Sam’s do it properly and everything tastes fresh. (As fresh as deep fried food can taste!)

Fish chips cheat day

Can you believe that’s only half of the chips?! These are 100% certified real deal chippy chips, which are my absolute favourite! Super thick cut and squishy, swimming in vinegar of course!

Sams takeaway fish chips Medbourne Milton Keynes

Coat with an appalling amount of salt and tuck in! have to say for a takeaway that doesn’t specialise in fish & chips alone I think the quality of Sam’s is fantastic. Find them at Grange Farm

Now… to make a date with the treadmill.


Shaz July 3, 2013 - 9:53 pm

You don’t eat your chippy out the box?! WUT WUT?

Jo July 3, 2013 - 9:57 pm

Hahaha no I like to plate up! I love how everyone has a chippy ritual!

Charlotte July 5, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Our local chippy uses the exact same boxes!

Joy July 20, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Mmm Sam’s is our local chippy too but unfortunately I’ve not liked it when we have ordered from there before… 🙁

It was all about Reg’s in Shenley until he decided to retire. Fish’n’chick’n just isn’t the same.

Maybe I should give Sam’s another chance?

Jo July 20, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Ah yes, the Reg’s institution! I actually think the best fish & chips I’ve ever come across are nestled away in Buckingham. Smarts and the guys down on West Street make fantastic F&C, a taste of my childhood!


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