About Us

"It is a fact that the Harper chain of restaurants have gone from strength to strength, and this has been no accident! We have always been faithful to our core values of never compromising on quality, service or reasonable prices and we believe that these ingredients have been our recipe for success!"Lee Harrison

About Us

Harpers was formed 12 years ago in a small village of Wetwang in East Yorkshire. It was founded by Polat and Debbie Akcicek with the ambition to provide the best quality fish and chips and service to the customers in the area. The Harpers name originally came from Debbie's mother - being her maiden name. Passing holidaymakers visiting the Yorkshire coast made the habit of stopping off at Wetwang to enjoy our delicious fish and chips. Habit turned tradition and the large amount of tourists passing Wetwang allowed the small shop to take off, and provided an image and foundation to the ever growing business. What also made Harpers such a success, was the staff, as they were always friendly and treated locals and tourists with equally high respect.

What sets us apart is our attention to detail and focus on quality. In all we do, from building a new restaurant to choosing our people and preparing our food, we are passionate about doing everything to the best standard possible.

We pride ourselves on a warm welcome and friendly service, whether you are here to enjoy a quick snack, lunch with friends or a seafood feast for that special occasion.  

The Harpers of Wetwang chain of takeaways and restaurants now have 10 outlets spanning North & East Yorkshire, and with the help of its main partners Lee Harrison and Carole Scholes and Tom Mitchell, we continue to expand our reach and increase our quality. Every new shop gives us an opportunity to innovate and fine-tune the experience we offer, from our first restaurant in Brandesburton to our new range of gluten-free products in our Wetwang branch.

Our Ethos

We take great care to try and source only the finest local and seasonal produce and the best seafood available from sustainable and well managed fishing grounds. Our food is prepared by experienced professionals in a fun and friendly environment where good food is served with a smile!

A really good local fish and chip takeaway or restaurant is an important part of the local community. All of our outlets take telephone orders and can supply food for important occasions such as christenings, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, retirements and Christmas parties.