It was back in 1962 when John Frances Meehan (Johnny), first dug the foundations for a fish & chip shop that would still be trading some 55 years later.

Three generations of the Meehan family have run the business, with the present owners Alvin who is Johnny's first grandson & his wife Samantha, taking over the business from David & Elaine (Johnny's Son and Daughter in law) in February 2008.

 

Back in the early 1960's as was the norm, pubs used to close at 10.00pm and fish shops would close half an hour later. Johnny loved his fish & chips, and also an occasional pint, so by the time he arrived at his local "chippy" it was closed.

In 1962 Johnny being the business man he was, bought a plot of land and built what would become one of the most popular fish & chip shop & restaurants in Leeds, even being voted "best fish & chips in Leeds" on more than one occasion.

The name "Skyliner" was decided upon by Johnny's wife Ellen, while visiting family in New York she came across "Skyliner Diner" the name immediately appealed to her in neon lights and the rest as they say is history.

 

We pride ourselves on buying only the best wild caught haddock and best quality potatoes, cooked in the finest beef dripping, and of course there's the batter, well that's a secret!

 

Original Photographs of the images above can be seen hanging on the wall in the Skyliner Restaurant.