Following on from hydrometer's posting (yummy yummy)...I'm always intreagued when I go to the Mei King on Snowsfields - to the left of the counter are a few tables and chairs where you can eat your takeaway. Does anybody know what the premesis used to be? There are really interesting tiles on the walls. My guess is that it used to be a pie and mash shop but of course I could be totally wrong.
I can't remember a pie and mash shop being there, I went to school in snowsfields, it may well have been an ordinary fish shop,as a pie and mash fan there were only two pie and mash shops that i knew about in the local area, one was Manzes, and other one was Joyce's both in tower bridge road, mr joyce had a bad limp and a good heart, he never charged for a 'baby's bowl...mash and licquor only and gave children free orange squash!
Mei King in Snowsfields used to be a fish and chip shop called Barnets and was the best fish and chip shop in the area.In the shop behind and above the chip frier, there used to be a mural of a mermaid and as a kid going in there in the 1950s, thought it was brilliant. It was never a pie and mash shop.