Grant Success!

Our Verwood shop has been awarded a grant from Low Carbon Dorset.

A new frying range and PV for the site were awarded funding as part of the Low Carbon Dorset grant to reduce business carbon footprints in Dorset. The frying range installed at the Verwood shop last week contains the best frying technology on the market. Designed and produced by Kiremco, the market leader in frying systems and ranges in Great Britain, the new range consists of high efficiency gas burners with a gas efficiency level of 94%, the highest in Europe. Not only does this new technology reduce the shops carbon footprint, it also reduces waste frying oil by up to 40% and reduces cooking times. Purchased and installed by KFE, the new range consists of 7 pans and a grill, increasing the shops cooking capacity and techniques.

The addition of 6KwA PV (solar panels) installed by Empower energy onto the flat roof of the shop also reduces the carbon footprint of the takeaway, with any additional energy produced entering the national grid.

These investments are predicted to save 10.6 tonnes of carbon a year!

More information can be found via the following links

Low Carbon Dorset



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Bringing the family
to Harlees?

We’ve got it covered. Harlees offer excellent value for money meals for children, all served with a carton of drink, sauce and even better a Playmobil toy.
While waiting for our delicious fish and chips in our restaurants ask our staff for our colouring mats and pencils, to keep little people busy and for the adults if you are feeling creative.

From Field
to Frier

We need to talk Potatoes

One of Harlees directors spent a September Sunday at one of the UKs potato farms located in Ely, North of Cambridge. A day hosted by Isle of Ely Produce and Chippy Chat magazine.

The open day was used to bring farmers, friers and other members associated with the Fish and Chip industry together to learn about the growing of potatoes used to make delicious chips and the effect of the weather on this year’s crops. The day also included a tour to one of the potato fields and the sorting and packaging plant.

In addition, seminars included talks by the NFFF (National Federation of Fish Friers), Drywite Young Fish Frier Winners Mr C’s, Seafood from Norway, Fish and Chip shop 2018 winners Millers of Haxby and lots more.

It was a great day for networking, but the outlook for the main 2018 potato crop is not so positive. The crop is down 40% compared to 2017. This reduction is due to the colder spring into the hot summer, that was too hot for potato growth. Sadly, this hasn’t just affected potato farms in the UK, but across Europe driving up demand, and price.


What does this mean for Harlees customers?

Harlees will do its upmost to protect their customers from the rising potato price over the coming year.

You may find that your portions contain smaller sized chips due to the reduced size of potatoes, but they will still taste as great!


What can I do as a Harlees customer?

Don’t be a chip chucker!

When ordering at Harlees, think about ordering a ‘chip cone’ instead of a ‘regular’ or sharing a large with others.

A recent consumer survey conducted by Seafish and AHDB Potatoes found the following:

44% say portions are too big

21% admit throwing food away

33% would like a small portion option

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Poole Quay
Bike Nights

Every Tuesday night between April and September, Poole Quay comes alive with glistening metal monsters.

The event draws bikers and enthusiasts from all around the country to come and marvel at these beautiful machines. The area of Poole Quay is pedestrianised for the evening, making it ideal for families. This unusual event is free to spectators and has a great atmosphere. Why not stop at Harlees for fish and chips or come upstairs to our restaurant? After feasting on the sights and sounds of the Dream Machines Biker Night, why not feast on the delicious food from our menu. Our restaurant also offers views over the water which makes for a great dining experience.

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Poole Quay Fireworks

View the Rockley Summer Spectacular From Harlees Poole Quay

Rockley summer spectacular is a free event full of live music, entertainment and fireworks. It takes place every Thursday from the 26th July  until the end of August and is great fun for all the family. An ideal place for dinner and viewing the fireworks is Harlees on Poole Quay. We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant. Or if you just fancy fish and chips on the go then order from our takeaway. Delicious food from Harlees and stunning fireworks  are sure to guarantee your evening ends with a bang!