Saturday, 21 October 2017

From pizzas to fish and chips

A FISH and chip shop has opened in Benson. The Village Plaice has replaced Alessandro’s Pizza Palace in High Street.

A FISH and chip shop has opened in Benson. The Village Plaice has replaced Alessandro’s Pizza Palace in High Street.

Owner José De Ponte said he decided to rebrand the restaurant following suggestions from residents.

“A lot of people said ‘we need a fish and chip shop’ so I said ‘okay’,” he said. “Customers wanted a different name so we changed the name and they wanted it to be homely so we made it more homely.”

Old pictures of RAF Benson and the high street have been hung on the wall and old-fashioned coffee machine has been installed.

Mr De Ponte, a South African who moved to England with his family five years ago, has owned the Kingfisher fish and chip shop in Watlington for three years.

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