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Four generations of family tradition

Four Generations

Carlo’s of Morpeth is owned and managed by Andrew Watt. Andrew has worked in the fish and chip industry since he was 16; it all began with him peeling potatoes in his father’s shop, Alpino’s. Andrew tried a career in the construction industry, but his passion for fish and chips and a commitment to family won the day. He decided to open his own shop! A drive to offer an outstanding customer experience led him into partnership with his Zio Carlo and Zia Laura in 2011.

Located in Newmarket at the heart of the historic town of Morpeth, you will find Carlo’s proudly flying the flag for British fish and chips in an ever-competitive market. The business continues to build on family tradition whilst embracing new technologies and social media opportunities. A healthy obsession with getting the product right is combined with a genuine care for customers; that’s what being part of the Carlo ‘family’ is all about.

Andrew says, “In a world where some businesses are struggling and there’s a broad range of takeaway food available to the public, I am proud to be leading a team which has been recognised nationally”.

It’s hard to believe that this all started four generations ago back in 1919 when Andrew’s great grandfather came to Scotland from a tiny village in Italy!

Ferdinando Corrieri started in business with a humble pedal cart selling delicious handmade Italian ice cream, and then went on to have his own fish and chip shop in Saltcoats. This inspired his son-in-law Giuseppe Piacentini to join the successful family business which they then expanded throughout Ayrshire: Barrhead, Johnstone and Paisley.

It was Joe’s great knowledge that was passed down to his son- in-law Michael Watt, who then set up his own shops in North Yorkshire. Michael in turn passed down all his knowledge and family secrets to Andrew, who is carrying on the family tradition at Carlo’s of Morpeth.

Might this great family tradition span yet another generation? Andrew and Abbie have recently celebrated the birth of their son, so who knows? Watch this space!

No Chips Without Fish

This is why all of the fish you will find being served up at Carlo’s of Morpeth is sourced from sustainable fishing grounds. Fresh fish is sourced only from approved Marine Stewardship Council certified suppliers. The MSC’s vision is for “The world’s oceans to be teeming with life – today, tomorrow, and for generations to come”

When you choose fish and chips from Carlo’s of Morpeth, you can be confident of their commitment to ensuring freshness, flavour and a future for fish!

Quality and Choice

Deliciously and passionately prepared in the Five Star Hygiene rated take away and restaurant, Carlo’s offer a wide menu with choices to suit everyone.

With a thoughtfully created children’s menu to tempt little appetites and comparison and nutrition charts, young customers are warmly welcomed and as highly valued as all their customers.

Vegetarian menu options are available too and Carlo’s friendly team are only too happy to cater for any specific cooking requests – just ask!

Even when you take away, Award winning Carlo’s are conscientiously working to deliver their passion and commitment. That’s why your fish and chips is safe in environmentally friendly and bio-degradable packaging.

Our Thank You

Committed to raising the bar in the county market town of Morpeth, Carlo’s offer customers a loyalty card and promotions on special occasions.
They also engage whole-heartedly with the local community are actively involved in both the Chamber of Commerce and Morpeth in Bloom.

See You Soon

The Carlo’s of Morpeth family are dedicated to offering an outstanding service to the townsfolk and visitors alike.
Warm, friendly and staying true to their roots, Carlo’s are passionate about offering a great experience, whether it’s the food they serve or the relationships they build, cherish and value.

The team at Carlo’s of Morpeth look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Get In Touch

Carlo’s of Morpeth welcome feedback and recently received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. You can also visit them on Facebook and they look forward to welcoming your comments in the shop.

Recent TripAdvisor Comments

Brilliant Haddock fish on offer here where the batter is very crispy and absolutely delicious.

Dining_Supreme, September 2014

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Dining_Supreme, September 2014

Brilliant Haddock fish on offer here where the batter is very crispy and absolutely delicious.
I have lived in Morpeth for 43 years, and Carlo's is the best fish and chip shop the town has had in all that time.

David E, January 2015

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David E, January 2015

I have lived in Morpeth for 43 years, and Carlo's is the best fish and chip shop the town has had in all that time.
Always fresh, good portions, not the cheapest but probably the best in the area. Well worth giving them a try it is likely that you will return time after time.

MIndandMork, January 2015

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MIndandMork, January 2015

Always fresh, good portions, not the cheapest but probably the best in the area. Well worth giving them a try it is likely that you will return time after time.
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