There’s been a flux of new restaurants and fast-food places opening in Loughborough lately and being as we hardly have any shops to browse around it means that I’ve spent a fair few lunchtime dates with the husband popping into cafes or coffee shops. We’ve been trying out different spots to occupy the baby in whilst the eldest is at school and then treating ourselves here and there whilst he naps. Date night is now date afternoon with two kids and we’ve been trying our best to squeeze conversation in that doesn’t involve nappies or the KS2 curriculum over something delicious to share and we’ve got our pick in Loughborough now.
As soon as I spotted it’s quirky name on a local Facebook group I was already planning a visit to Fork In Chips. This eat-in or takeaway venue serves Belgian-style chips with whatever combination of seasoning and sauce available and made to order.
Greeted by a couple of artsy potato bags as you walk into the restaurant there’s an immediate large board above the counter displaying all of the chips and flavouring options available as well as a fair few customers milling about waiting for their orders. It’s a bit tricky trying to make your mind up on what you’d like when someone is tapping their foot impatiently next to you and hustling around the counter whenever a staff member looks up. Although there’s such a huge open doorway to get into Fork In Chips it’s usually full of other people vying for their food.