Originally established in 1905, the famous fish and chips restaurant moved from its original spot on South Shields’ sunny seafront to the spot it now occupies, slap bang in the middle of the bustling Ocean Road in 1926.
It’s no surprise with traditional food this good that queue stretch for into the street come rain or shine and there is rarely a spare chair in the house. If you are thinking about paying the Coleman family a visit, it’s advisable to book in advance!
The list of current accolades that colemans currently holds could top the length of the restaurant queue on a good day with awards including the national fish and chip awards best UK restaurant and when taking some time out from battering Richard Coleman Ord, 22 said“…The BBC food and farming award was a good one to win too”.
When asked about the cultural impact the restaurant plays in the community Richard said “we have had people come from as far as South Africa specifically to come and visit us”. Coleman's success stands as a testament to two historic north eastern industries: fishing, where fearless trawler men have done battle with the North Sea for centuries, and family run food businesses.
After an afternoon in Coleman's it is clear to see that the amazing standards of service and constant stream of awards are a direct result of the dedicated and hard-working staff that make up part of the family team.