The Humble fish and chippery

What makes a good fish and chippery?

Is it the humble souvlaki? The batter they use on their fish? The steak sandwich? Calamari rings being hand crumbed?

I stopped going to one because they changed from using shaved lamb to using lamb skewers which is a sin.

Best F&C I have ever had is at Rok Salt in Bright. Absolutely outstanding. Hand cut chips and PCs, incredibly wide range of fish (you can get salmon if you want), tempura vegetables, other random delights you wouldn't expect from a F&C joint.

If you’re ever holidaying in the area I thoroughly recommend, but get there early in the night as it is always pumping.

im sorry, but ive tried this place a couple of times. i reckon once, about 5 years ago it was surprisingly very, very good. but iwas there as recently as this easter, it is terrible.

ive spent my summer holidays workin in a couple of fish and chip shops, so its one thing i reckon i can comment on.

Best F&C I have ever had is at Rok Salt in Bright. Absolutely outstanding. Hand cut chips and PCs, incredibly wide range of fish (you can get salmon if you want), tempura vegetables, other random delights you wouldn’t expect from a F&C joint.

If you’re ever holidaying in the area I thoroughly recommend, but get there early in the night as it is always pumping.

Could be white hills… I’ll have a look. It’s on the midland highway. Left hand side.

That link didn’t work.
Probably belongs in Ye Olde Hotte Chickes Thread, but…

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Edit: Now it does. Should be heritage listed, the Chiko Roll ads.

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No Greeks around here own the fish and chip shops anymore :(

They do own the best charcoal chicken shop and do spit roasts. ■■■ yum.

I think the introduction of all these burger joints has made fish and chip shop burgers redundant.


Yes, we have had an explosion of burger joints open in Adelaide in the last 12 months. Most of the old fish and chip shops now seem to be owned by Asians. Not too many Greek owned ones left.
Even rarer to find a joint that makes their own chips rather thsn use frozen ones. There is a good one in a dodgey part of Elizabeth that is makes it own chips and uses only fresh fish. There is an old bloke that just sits there most of the day peeling and cutting spuds. Always seem to have the right ammount and type of batter aswell

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A good pickled onion is a necessity.

people actually buy those?

Concur.
Thought they were for display only, like the 1979 Big M calendar.

I have to eat gluten free, so I will throw my 2c worth in. I have found that the best fish and chips I have eaten at in a while (granted there is not a lot of competition) is in Tooradin. Boardwalk is their name. They cook in rice bran oil and it is as crispy and the fish is as yum as what I remember “real” fish and chips to be. There is another place in Aspendale who I used to use, but their fish and batter to me are inferior. The fish would was crumbed and would probably crack the concrete if you dropped it. It is not bad, but Tooradin’s is like what I remember batter to be like in terms of taste (though possibly better) and maybe even crispier. They also do non GF F&C as well. I reckon rice bran oil may really help in the cooking of anything.

Perhaps even better than Tooradin F&C was one in Ballarat. Not sure where it was, what it was called but they did superb GF F&C. It was in about 2009 when Victory hosted Gamba Osaka in an ACL game and lost 4-2. Probably pretty similar to Tooradin’s F&C but it was the first time I had F&C like it (ie different to Aspendale’s) so perhaps I am looking at it with rose coloured glasses.

On the plus side they have an assortment of GF delicacies such as milkshakes, and sweets.

I love a good burger too and they do it well. Even though GF rolls come in behind ‘normal’ rolls in terms of staying together.

Hmm I suddenly want a Big M and Chicko Roll…

Cod & chips.
Crispy batter.
Mushy peas.
Malt vinegar.

In some chilly Northern English seaside town like Scarborough, Bridlington or Whitby.
Its the real deal…

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The Possum Shed at Westerway.

Home made burgers.

Couple of new nominations.

Kippers in Watton Street Werribee. Flake was nearly an inch thick!

And for those up Bendigo way - Mick’s Fish opposite Lake Weeroona.

Thanks pazza.

Will give them a go, haven’t had fish and chips for years as the one’s I did try up here were all terrible.


There is a great one in Epsom I think it is. Just past the lake in Bendigo heading out of bendigo it’s on your left.

Also the flipping fish near windy hill goes great. Grab some food then head down to th vfl.

Fishery Chick in Ballarat is damn good. Great chickens as well.
Side note: Nothing worse than transparently thin potato cakes!

Coburg one is fantastic butbwait times are horrendous.

Couple of new nominations.

Kippers in Watton Street Werribee. Flake was nearly an inch thick!

And for those up Bendigo way - Mick’s Fish opposite Lake Weeroona.

Thanks pazza.

Will give them a go, haven’t had fish and chips for years as the one’s I did try up here were all terrible.

Dim Sims.

The rest is irrelevant.

Couple of new nominations.

Kippers in Watton Street Werribee. Flake was nearly an inch thick!

And for those up Bendigo way - Mick’s Fish opposite Lake Weeroona.

Thanks pazza.

Will give them a go, haven’t had fish and chips for years as the one’s I did try up here were all terrible.


There is a great one in Epsom I think it is. Just past the lake in Bendigo heading out of bendigo it’s on your left.

Thanks, but have to say Epsom is about 10kms from Lake Weerona, lol, maybe you mean White Hills (only a couple of km’s from lake), yep there are a few fish and chippery’s in White Hill’s.

If you can narrow it down to which one, will definitely give them a go.

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