We mentioned in yesterday’s Popbitch that Cilla Black has a fish supper named in her honour – but she isn’t the only one. The chippy memorial is an oddly popular form of tribute.
The “Paul McCartney” was a flagship offering at the since-closed Sirius Fish & Chips in New Cross: pickled egg and chips, after he ordered it there one night.
The “Robbie Coltrane” was an off-menu special at L’Alba D’Oro in Edinburgh: double fish and chips, sausage, a slice of pizza and four Irn Brus (a meal, legend has it, that Coltrane once polished off while waiting for a taxi).
And, more recently, the Blue Lagoon chip shop on Argyle Street in Glasgow now offers a “Justin Bieber Haggis Special” to commemorate the time he came in after playing three nights at the SSE Hydro. Even though his full order was a plain haggis supper, a fish supper and two sausage suppers (and he only ate some of the fish) haggis is what you get when you order the Bieber.