Iconic Fish Pot Cafe in Auckland's Mission Bay to close its doors
A popular Auckland fish and chip shop will serve its last scoop of hot chips on August 27 after 30 years of service.
Brothers Peter and Derek Drummond set up the Fish Pot Cafe in 1987 and have fed locals, tourists, All Blacks and politicians.
"After 30 years of wonderful business in Mission Bay, my brother Derek and I have decided to not renew the lease and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank patrons who've supported us from day one," Peter said.
"We set out with one goal in mind, to provide the best fish and chips in Auckland and New Zealand.
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As children, the brothers used to race each other down to their local Napier fish and chip shop for their weekly treat.
They would order fish, a few scoops and a hot dog, all wrapped in newspaper.
The Fish Pot Cafe has been a favourite for many Aucklanders. Even tourists would make a special visit to the award-winning fish and chip shop.
The brothers prided themselves on using good quality, fresh fish and chips.
A local senior citizen, who did not wished to be named, was unsure where she'd buy her "fortnightly treat" from anymore.
"It's such a loss," she said.
Peter wouldn't answer questions as to what was next for the brothers.
Drummond said they had not sold the name of the Fish Pot cafe so, "who knows what could happen?".
He thanked the regulars who popped in for their Friday fish and chips and senior citizens who visited weekly.
Nick Culpan is the registered owner of 99B Tamaki Dr where Fish Pot Cafe is located, but refused to comment on what would happen to the building after the Fish Pot Cafe vacated the premise.
Fish Pot Cafe will close its doors on August 27.