No Harry Ramsden’s In Jeddah

The 2006 edition of Jeddah today listed Harry Ramsden as having an outlet in Jeddah. We went to the area, looked around and could not find it. We even interrogated the doorman at another restaurant in the general area who noted that it was there but had closed many months before.

Imagine then my pleasure at discovering in the 2007 edition of Jeddah today, Harry Ramsden’s listed again – and at a different address. Tonight it was to be Fish and Chips. Eighteen months in Mongolia, a few months in Thailand, China, Hong Kong and such and only brief visits to Australia had left me hanging out severely for a fried Haddock and chips and some mushy peas.

With mouth suitably salivating the phone number of the restaurant was dialled to check the address and to find out about their delivery service. “I’m sorry sir, there is no Harry Ramsden’s Fish and Chip Restaurant here.”


5 thoughts on “No Harry Ramsden’s In Jeddah

  1. thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Harry Ramsden's? Passe! THE best fish and chips Jenny and I have EVER had was at Gardenstown on the Moray Firth-about 6 miles from our cottage. It is open in April, chef is away on oil rigs in winter. Gee eet a whurl!

    From: The Doyles


  2. Ian Winbolt 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    I had the pleasure of eating at Harry Ramsdens Jeddah in 2003, I was in Jeddah recently (summer 2008) and found the building, it is just a shell i.e no walls or windows!! , if you call enquires you can get a number that rings and rings!!

    Any how I found this blog while trying to find Harry Ramsdens in Jeddah, I thought they may have moved, but obviously that is just a dream.


  3. thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Yes – a dream Ian, a dream designed to torment those of us that like simple culinary pleasures. What's worse (or typical in an Arabian kind of a way) is that the entry keeps getting perpetuated in Jeddah today (does anyone pay for an entry to that publication?) and that there is a listed phone number that never answers.

    Perhaps it is just a front for some kind of cleaning operation? 😈


  4. Jim Hannah 8 December 2012 / 9:36 pm

    The service was ok, but the fish and chips were average at best. Of the dozen occasions I ate there, I think there were only two that there was anyone at another table. That was in 2001 the last time…I’m kinda shocked it was still there in 2003!


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