A fish and chip institution is throwing a charity opening event in Eastcote tomorrow after a change of ownership.

Pisces Fish and Chips Restaurant on Field End Road will open on Wednesday under new owners Anastasis Mouktaris, 30, and Miltos Pappas, 41.

Mr Mouktaris said: “Since taking over the restaurant and considering that we are new to the borough, it has been a joy to us interacting with the local community, albeit with an 'older' generation.

"We will therefore be doing so much more to engage with young people in the area.”

Pisces Fish and Chips Restaurant occupied its Field End Road site for over 30 years under John Kleanthous, and was reportedly frequented by none other than Boris Johnson, the man who debated post-Brexit fish and chips exports with Italian minister Carlo Calenda in 2016.

Mr Kleanthous, a friend of the pair, passed the restaurant on to its new owners on November 1, who reopened for business on November 6.The restaurant has since been closed and gutted for refurbishment. The pair hope to tap into their Greek heritage in decor and design.

Proceeds from the evening will go to Peter Pan and Wendy Children's Ward at Hillingdon Hospital. The wards look after children with a variety of medical needs and are raising funds to further develop a new garden to offer the children and their families a place of calm, peace and fun.

Mr Mouktaris, who grew up in Edgware said: “When you walk down Field End Road, it’s very pleasant, very wide, it’s clean with good pedestrian access.

“I think it’s a very strong high street and part of what we’re doing is trying to get people back on to the high street, because it’s ridiculous that so many shops are closing now.”

While staying true to the restaurant’s traditional menu, the business partners hope to introduce more salads and vegetarian options and will eventually offer delivery service.