20 Waterloo St,   Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1LN - Tel: 01934 626565

Photio's Papas

Papa's History

Papa's was established in 1966 by Photio's Papas, who's vision, determination, hard work and sincerity created a name in quality, customer service and hygiene. It was the embodiment of every Papa's branch.

His secret was passion and love in his everyday life. He opened 10 branches single-handlely, which are still growing from strenght to strenght today.

He will always be loved and dearly missed.

History . . .
Weston-super-Mare is a well known tourist location. With the recognition we've had and the numerous honours we have received, we would like to think of ourselves as being part and parcel of Weston.

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Mama & Papa, Phylis & Phodios early years together

When people come to Weston-super-Mare, they enjoy the fresh sea air and finish off with a lovely Papa's Fish & Chips.

Papa's has 4 branches in the South East, You will find them in Maidstone (Ditton), Folkestone, Rochester (City Way) and Canterbury.

These branches are also Award winning shops.

Public Relation . . .
We have won two top awards in Weston-super-Mare (The Business Award and Best Business of the South West Award).

We have also been mentioned in the Guardian and Daily Mail Newspapers, as well as being referred to in the 'Getaway' (Holiday programme) on television and in the Good Food Guide Magazine.

We were also recommended in 'Restaurant Magazine UK Best Dishes Award'.

In addition we have had many independent recommendations from the Media including BBC Radio Bristol, The Evening Post (Newspaper) and Star FM. Voted by independent Daily Mirror readers "The Best Fish & Chips in the South West' (2011).

More recently Papas's were featured in Channel 5's 'The restaurant Inspector' where Fernando Peire gave his seal of approval.


Papa in 1966 working with brother Costas in Margate
Phodios in The first ever "Papas Greengrocery"
in 1958, Smethwick, High Street, Birmingham
1972 working in Margate with nephew Adam
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Adam's brothers Micheal and Theo at our flagship
Papa's in Ditton, Maidstone. Opened in 1990
Papa in 1966 working with brother Costas in Margate
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Papa on the left sharing a joke with brothers
Johny and Kerry
Papa in Trafalgar Square 1953 feeding the pigeons
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Papa's award winning team 2010 - 2011
Watoto Choir, "Voices like Angels" Helping with
aids awareness in Africa