Papas Fish and Chips could be opening another new restaurant

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 May 2018

Ten new jobs could be created as a popular fish and chip shop chain unveil plans to launch a new restaurant in Bridlington.

Plans for a new Papas Fish and Chips in Prince Street, on the seafront, have already been recommended for approval by Bridlington Town Council.

If given the go-ahead by East Riding Council, it would be the sixth Papas to open in the region.

The restaurant chain already has homes in Willerby, Bilton, Cleethorpes and Scarborough and one due to open in Hull city centre.

Pictured are (from left) Dino, Sid, and George Papas at the Willerby restaurant

The applicants said in a planning statement: “18 Prince Street has had a range of uses throughout its life, ranging from photographic lab, toy shop and ‘Bridlington Rock’ shop.

“It is currently in a dilapidated state internally, with the external also in poor condition. With its prominent location fronting the harbour, the development of the building could assist in regenerating this part of the town.”

The ground floor of the building would be transformed into a small bar area, with waiting area and some dining tables.

The takeaway would have a separate entrance, with two floors of dining areas also in the plans.

Where Papa's could be in Bridlington

The building is at the end of Prince Street, and looks out over the town’s harbour and seafront.

The planning documents submitted to East Riding Council say the new restaurant would create six full-time jobs and four part-time jobs.

The news comes as Papa’s opens its new restaurant in Hull city centre.

The Princes Dock Street branch has been created with a 1920s twist, and Dino Papas – who owns the chain with his dad Sid and brother George – said the move into the city came on the back of popular demand.

Papa's fish and chips could be coming to Bridlington

He said: “The city centre is somewhere we really want to be. After winning the BBC’s best fish and chip shop last year people have been coming in to Hull city centre looking for it and not realising we are on the outskirts.

“We have had so many say to us, ‘You need to be in the city centre’ and that is why we made the move.

There are some fish and chip shops here already but I think that Hull city centre could do with a Papas as well and I think we will bring a new quality to fish and chips in the city centre.”

Papa's has also opened in Princes Dock Street in Hull city centre

In March 2017, Papas handed out thousands of fish and chips for just 1p to celebrate winning the BBC’s best fish and chip shop.

The popular chain also sent a portion of fish and chips to space and gave out free dishes to the homeless over the festive period.

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