An iconic Warrnambool fish and chip shop has re-opened after almost three years.
Former Seafoods Fish and Chippery owner George Politis handed over the reins of the Liebig Street business to Sophie Surbhi almost three months ago and she transformed the building and the menu before yesterday's opening.
"Almost everything's changed from the flooring to the electrics," she said.
"The good quality food George believed in still remains.
"We don't believe in frozen food. Our flake is from Portland and we get deliveries twice a day sourcing our other produce."
The new menu was selected by Johnathon Williams who's been in the fish and chip game for 12 years. The menu includes a range of salads, desserts, grilled and fried packs and South Melbourne dim sims.
"Everything can be made to your taste," Ms Surbhi said.
"This is not a normal fish and chip shop. Even if you're having a health kick you can have our salads and grilled fresh fish. We cater for allergies too, just tell our staff."
Mr Politis was thrilled to hand over Seafoods to Ms Surbhi and has been on-hand to help her begin the business.
"I feel very happy," he said.
"After 56 years I made the decision to step away and I sold the business to these lovely, hard working and determined people.
"I started with nothing and it took me four months to get going. But people gave me help because they thought I deserved it. I helped Sophie because I think she deserves it."
Ms Surbhi moved to Warrnambool at the beginning of July with her partner Ishan Mor and the pair also own Kebabs on Kepler.
"I had been living in lots of different places," she said.
"But when I stepped into Warrnambool for the first time, I knew this was home."
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