You've heard them around town screaming "She's here! She's here!" and they're rushing to get through the red doors. Yes, the wait is over. Finally, go brit! fish + chips - the youngest of the go fish! family of fish-and-chip shops - is up and running.
Opening night on March 8 brought in some 300 people over the course of a few hours for a packed fundraiser to benefit The Jefferson School, an organization that go brit! owner Alison Blyth has supported for years.
"We're so happy to have what we call 'Little Sister' here in Lewes. She looks amazing and everyone loves her vibe," Blyth says.
go brit! was created to serve as a community hub and a place where groups could regularly hold fundraisers. The restaurant is also set up as a model for a franchise concept of fast-casual British comfort food.
The eatery serves a reduced menu compared to go fish! and focuses on traditional fish-and-chip shop fare. It features an interior that mixes old, new and traditional British décor and pays tribute to iconic London buildings in a vibrant and bold red-and-grey-toned mural that covers a large wall. There is plenty of brickwork and modern renditions of London Underground tube signs.
Near the door, a 40-year-old Mini Cooper greets the customers who step up to a gorgeous wood-stained counter, complemented by stainless steel panels underneath. Leather-toned booths line a wall of windows with distressed wood tables and Union Jack counter-high tables sit across the room, adding a splash of color.
Customers order from a modern electronic menu board, which displays menu photos and shows the process of making the delicious chips.
Come on over and see for yourself what all the talk is about!