When the owners of a new fish and chip concept told us what they had planned for our classic Vilar Metro Biselado Blanco Brillo 10x20cm wall tiles we were “Hooked” straight away!
Are you looking for fish and chips with a difference?
Hooked is a different take on the traditional fish and chip shop with the emphasis on quality and health. Their motto is “Good Food to Go!” and that’s exactly what they offer at their first venue in the Hampden area of Glasgow on Cathcart Road.
Set up by Mani Gill & Harin Bassi, Hooked employs better processes to enhance the quality of their food. They are one of the few fish and chip shops to use rapeseed oil, which at just 4% saturated fat is a healthy alternative to the animal fats or palm oils often used with much higher contents. They also make sure the oil is kept clean by filtering it every night and replacing it every two days so, with fish delivered daily and each item made to order, their ingredients and meals are always fresh. Even the dessert options offer a healthy alternative with fat free frozen yoghurt luring customers away from other high fat, high calorie temptations.
How do white Metro Wall Tiles manage to create a look that is both modern and classic?
When it came to the design they were keen that the image reflected the same image and quality. Mani, who describes Hooked as “gourmet fish and chips”, tells us more: “We wanted to create a modern feel and make a really positive visual impact. The Vilar Metro Blanco wall tiles were ideal for our needs providing a classic white wall tile that complemented the rest of the space which features industrial lighting and natural wood. They look great with a nice shine and from a practical perspective are really easy to clean which is important. The grey grout really draws them out and is also easy to keep clean in a busy commercial space. We’ve had lots of good feedback on the look, customers really notice it because we don’t look like a traditional fish and chip shop which is great because we’re not!”
Cosmo Tiles was recommended to Mani to supply the tiles for the project and he wasn’t disappointed: “Cosmo has a great range and the expertise and advice of the staff was invaluable in helping us pick the wall tiles that met our requirements. They gave us a really personal service and showed us lots of tiles at good prices. It is a great combination and we would not hesitate in going back”.
Hooked is already building a reputation having been featured in the national press and the “gourmet fish and chips” concept is proving popular. If all continues to go well Mani hopes to launch another new venture in new year and we have a feeling that Cosmo Tiles will be one of the easier choices to make to supply the tiles!
Do Vilar Metro Tiles come in Red, Black and Cream Colours as well as white?
The 10x20cm Vilar Metro range of wall tiles includes a vibrant firey red called Vilar Metro Fuego for making bold statements, a subtle cream called Vilar Metro Crema, the soothing Vilar Metro Sage and a black, Vilar Metro Nero, which can easily be used in combination with the other colours. But don’t forget the Vilar Metro Biselado Blanco Brillo 10x20cm classic white tile which is always a firm favourite.
1027 Cathcart Rd
0141 649 3994