UPDATE: Hollywood star Jack Black samples "the best fish and chips in the world" in Westbourne

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HOLLYWOOD star Jack Black sampled “the best fish and chips in the world” on a tour of Bournemouth last weekend.

The celebrity, famous both for his films and musical career, visited Game in Boscombe before heading to Chez Fred in Westbourne for dinner yesterday.

He trekked for more than an hour to the eatery after a recommendation from the assistant manager at Game, only to discover that it was closed.

However, fortunately for Black, a member of staff setting up for his shift noticed him waiting outside – and he was the first customer of the day.

The actor then returned to Boscombe for sold-out performance at the O2 Academy with band Tenacious D.

Black, who has taken leading roles in blockbusters including School of Rock, King Kong and Gulliver’s Travels, was so taken with his meal that he recommended it to the crowds at the venue.

Allan Jones, who saw the gig and reviewed it for the Daily Echo, said: “He was waiting for his guitar to be tuned up, and he decided to tell us the story of his trek to Chez Fred, which took him an hour and four minutes.

“When he finally arrived, it was closed as it doesn’t open until 4pm, and he got there at 3pm. But luckily an employee noticed him and set the fryers going for him. His exact words were that the food ‘blew his mind’, and he said it was the best fish and chips in the world.”

Before his visit to Westbourne, the star bought an Xbox 360 at Game for his tour bus.

Bournemouth Echo:

Jack Black with staff at Game in Boscombe

Assistant manager Mandy Phillips said: “He came in at about lunchtime.

“He was just on his own – he didn’t have any minders or anything like that with him. He was completely normal and really, really nice.”

She added: “He said, ‘Apparently, you guys have really good fish and chips’, and I told him he should go to Chez Fred. He looked it up on his phone and there’s one in Austin, Texas, so I had to spell it for him and tell him how to get there.”

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11:04am Sun 8 Dec 13

Por Speller says...

"... lead role in King Kong..." !:-D
"... lead role in King Kong..." !:-D Por Speller

1:38pm Sun 8 Dec 13

gameon says...

Jack Black is dead right Chez Freds is the best in our area by miles if you order a Large Cod & chips thats what you get i can think of one close to a supermarket ?? where a large cod is a large Batter and a small cod inside total rip off
Jack Black is dead right Chez Freds is the best in our area by miles if you order a Large Cod & chips thats what you get i can think of one close to a supermarket ?? where a large cod is a large Batter and a small cod inside total rip off gameon

1:39pm Sun 8 Dec 13

ASM says...

they were not the greatest fish and chips in the world. they were just a tribute
they were not the greatest fish and chips in the world. they were just a tribute ASM

2:47pm Sun 8 Dec 13

MJD says...

Can name two far superior fish and chip shops. Lakeside Poole and Aways Frydays multiple award winning fish and chip shop.
Can name two far superior fish and chip shops. Lakeside Poole and Aways Frydays multiple award winning fish and chip shop. MJD

3:15pm Sun 8 Dec 13

nobull says...

You should try all the fish and chip shops in the world before declaring "the best" but until you do. The Dolphin fish bar Charminster road is great xx
You should try all the fish and chip shops in the world before declaring "the best" but until you do. The Dolphin fish bar Charminster road is great xx nobull

3:16pm Sun 8 Dec 13

nobull says...

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. nobull

4:46pm Sun 8 Dec 13

KLH says...

Wonder if they'd open up early for me!
Wonder if they'd open up early for me! KLH

5:00pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Townee says...

Bet they didn't know who he was, I didn't.
Bet they didn't know who he was, I didn't. Townee

7:09pm Sun 8 Dec 13

jackiepipe says...

How amazing......I boycotted this chip shop after using it for 7 years almost weekly and as a local resident, as I arrived with my son one Saturday at 1.45pm and was turned away and spoken to so rudely as they close at 2pm. On the window it says open till 2pm..not 1.45pm. So you can be a local and line their pockets every week for 7 years and be turned away or you can be a celeb, turn up once and get the place opened up an hour early for you.........says it all really!
How amazing......I boycotted this chip shop after using it for 7 years almost weekly and as a local resident, as I arrived with my son one Saturday at 1.45pm and was turned away and spoken to so rudely as they close at 2pm. On the window it says open till 2pm..not 1.45pm. So you can be a local and line their pockets every week for 7 years and be turned away or you can be a celeb, turn up once and get the place opened up an hour early for you.........says it all really! jackiepipe

8:39pm Sun 8 Dec 13

High Treason says...

I saw the council toilet cleaner go into Tescos and buy some loo rolls. Now that is as interesting as Black Jack buying some chips.
I saw the council toilet cleaner go into Tescos and buy some loo rolls. Now that is as interesting as Black Jack buying some chips. High Treason

9:42pm Sun 8 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

High Treason wrote:
I saw the council toilet cleaner go into Tescos and buy some loo rolls. Now that is as interesting as Black Jack buying some chips.
This isnt news!
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I saw the council toilet cleaner go into Tescos and buy some loo rolls. Now that is as interesting as Black Jack buying some chips.[/p][/quote]This isnt news! hooplaa

8:01am Mon 9 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

It always makes me laugh when I go for a takeaway there.
It's just like a surgery waiting room. Haaaaaa
It always makes me laugh when I go for a takeaway there. It's just like a surgery waiting room. Haaaaaa BIGTONE

9:45am Mon 9 Dec 13

Vicvic says...

MJD wrote:
Can name two far superior fish and chip shops. Lakeside Poole and Aways Frydays multiple award winning fish and chip shop.
Chez Fred better than these two by FAR
[quote][p][bold]MJD[/bold] wrote: Can name two far superior fish and chip shops. Lakeside Poole and Aways Frydays multiple award winning fish and chip shop.[/p][/quote]Chez Fred better than these two by FAR Vicvic

9:46am Mon 9 Dec 13

Vicvic says...

Jack Black should probably go easy on the chips though
Jack Black should probably go easy on the chips though Vicvic

10:05am Mon 9 Dec 13

rozmister says...

Sunnys does the best fish and chips ever and is only five minutes from Game in Boscombhe. I wouldn't have fish and chips from anywhere else! Especially not Harry Ramsdens, bleugh!
Sunnys does the best fish and chips ever and is only five minutes from Game in Boscombhe. I wouldn't have fish and chips from anywhere else! Especially not Harry Ramsdens, bleugh! rozmister

10:39am Mon 9 Dec 13

suzigirl says...

The Sailor Fish & Chip shop on Ashley Road is the best. The large portion of chips is huge and really nice chips and the fish is great as well. The chip shop on Dorchester Road Poole you ask for a large chips and you get about 20! total rip off! Not too keen on Chez Fred in Westbourne - you have to wait for ages and the staff are a bit ish!
The Sailor Fish & Chip shop on Ashley Road is the best. The large portion of chips is huge and really nice chips and the fish is great as well. The chip shop on Dorchester Road Poole you ask for a large chips and you get about 20! total rip off! Not too keen on Chez Fred in Westbourne - you have to wait for ages and the staff are a bit ish! suzigirl

12:01pm Mon 9 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

I got a fish from frydays
the fish was so small and thin
I asked the server
did this fish die of starvation
or was it anorexic
I got a fish from frydays the fish was so small and thin I asked the server did this fish die of starvation or was it anorexic nickynoodah

3:15pm Mon 9 Dec 13

richt says...

over an hour from Boscombe to Westbourne? I assume he didn't get the bus then?
over an hour from Boscombe to Westbourne? I assume he didn't get the bus then? richt

7:02pm Mon 9 Dec 13

grumpyolddear says...

Best fish and chips in Poole is Fishy on a Dishy, and When the Boat Comes In, been using them for years - always fried to order!
Best fish and chips in Poole is Fishy on a Dishy, and When the Boat Comes In, been using them for years - always fried to order! grumpyolddear

10:30pm Tue 10 Dec 13

gameon says...

MJD wrote:
Can name two far superior fish and chip shops. Lakeside Poole and Aways Frydays multiple award winning fish and chip shop.
You are havin a laugh i wouldnt buy a bag of chips in that lakeside rip off
[quote][p][bold]MJD[/bold] wrote: Can name two far superior fish and chip shops. Lakeside Poole and Aways Frydays multiple award winning fish and chip shop.[/p][/quote]You are havin a laugh i wouldnt buy a bag of chips in that lakeside rip off gameon

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