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Best of Canberra – Fish and Chips

By Canfan - 7 October 2014 26

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I must confess that when I am after a good feed of fish and chips I head for Bateman’s Bay to battle it out with the seagulls at Innes’, as I am yet to find anything here that really fits the bill.

Alexandra wrote a post a while ago dedicated to the lack of great fish and chip joints around town.

So I am asking you to prove us both wrong and direct us to a great serve of local fish and chips.

(Note: The fish and chips pictured is in no way indicative of what I would consider good, it’s just all we had in our image files)

What’s Your opinion?


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Best of Canberra – Fish and Chips
Ppumpkin 7:05 am 08 Oct 14

Holden Caulfield said :

It’s the right time of year to try out the fish’n’chips at the Yacht Club in Yarralumla. The food itself is okay, rarely great, but the setting by the lake on a pleasant warm evening is hard to beat.

It’s just reopened – new menu, new bigger location at the back of the yachtie, fully licensed – worth another look. They even had live music there the other weekend!

Ppumpkin 7:03 am 08 Oct 14

The brand new fish and chip-ery ‘Snappper’ at Southern Cross Yacht Club Yarralumla! It’s a drive but well worth the effort once you get there – on a weekend the yachties are out on the water, the outlook is incredible and the fish and chips and cakes and coffee menu spot on.

It’s at the back of the yacht – faces out onto the huge grass area for kids to run and play while you have a glass of wine. Best optional extra ever!

allyroger 8:37 pm 07 Oct 14

Is there anywhere that does hand cut or at least non frozen chips? I am yet to come across any that would make the grade in the home of the heart attack, Scotland.

Holden Caulfield 8:25 pm 07 Oct 14

It’s the right time of year to try out the fish’n’chips at the Yacht Club in Yarralumla. The food itself is okay, rarely great, but the setting by the lake on a pleasant warm evening is hard to beat.

ps0104 8:03 pm 07 Oct 14

+1 for the Cookery Nook at Hawker (aka the Hawker Chippy). Delicious fish and seriously good chips.

I don’t live as close to it as I used to and this makes me sad.

Antagonist 7:42 pm 07 Oct 14

The fishmonger in Woden (located between Coleworths) used to do a great grilled fish and chips, but I have to admit it has been quite some time since I last ate there. Has anyone eaten there recently?

MERC600 6:07 pm 07 Oct 14

Ben_Dover said :

I’m a pom, so I know my fish and chips

Every Friday I have a fish and chip supper, it’s a treat. If I’m home, I’ll go to Hawker chippy, which does big tasty slabs of (unnamed*) fish, and possibly the best chips in Canberra.

If I’m in work on a Friday evening shift however, there’s a problem. Yes I could do a run over to Hawker in the works car, and get my supper there. But I’d get sacked if I got caught, or had an accident in it. I could use the chippy in Hughes, but their fish is a bit suspect as it is always totally uniform in shape and size.

I could go to Naked Fish in Mawson, which does great fish, usually a choice of at least 8 species. But their chips are crinkle cut cr#p. I could go to the Curtin chipper, which usually has 2 or 3 types of fish on offer, not great chips, and can be wonderful, but more often is awful.

One Friday night at work I decided to go to a the Peppered Prawn as the place advertised that they were ”Canberra’s best fish restaurant”, and they had fish and chips on the menu. I came away with the smallest serve of fish and chips it’s ever been my displeasure to encounter.

No chippy in Canberra does mushy peas, which is infamy.

The nearest Canberra has to a proper chipper is “Bernie’s from the Bay”, reasonable range of fish, and chips which meet the standard. The standard for Canberra chips, they wouldn’t pass muster in Blighty.

*Ok, call it Ernie if you must.

Well thanks Bendover. A good list for through the week. I usually only have it on Saturdays at the Fyshwick Markets, already graciously mentioned by Mademoiselle Cholet.

neanderthalsis 5:26 pm 07 Oct 14

Are we looking for the “gourmet” fish and chips or a “wrapped in newspaper can’t be bothered cooking” take away fish and chips?

Mama Ria’s in Kippax for crumbed fish. As a QLDer battered fish was not the done thing so I generally go for crumbed. Mama Ria’s does all the usual chippo treats as well as great slabs of fish, possibly carved from a blue whale with decent chips and lots of them and even a choice of side salads. Mrs Neanderthalsis and I would usually share a single fish and chip pack such are the quantities of fish, chips and salad.

Ben_Dover 1:37 pm 07 Oct 14

I’m a pom, so I know my fish and chips

Every Friday I have a fish and chip supper, it’s a treat. If I’m home, I’ll go to Hawker chippy, which does big tasty slabs of (unnamed*) fish, and possibly the best chips in Canberra.

If I’m in work on a Friday evening shift however, there’s a problem. Yes I could do a run over to Hawker in the works car, and get my supper there. But I’d get sacked if I got caught, or had an accident in it. I could use the chippy in Hughes, but their fish is a bit suspect as it is always totally uniform in shape and size.

I could go to Naked Fish in Mawson, which does great fish, usually a choice of at least 8 species. But their chips are crinkle cut cr#p. I could go to the Curtin chipper, which usually has 2 or 3 types of fish on offer, not great chips, and can be wonderful, but more often is awful.

One Friday night at work I decided to go to a the Peppered Prawn as the place advertised that they were ”Canberra’s best fish restaurant”, and they had fish and chips on the menu. I came away with the smallest serve of fish and chips it’s ever been my displeasure to encounter.

No chippy in Canberra does mushy peas, which is infamy.

The nearest Canberra has to a proper chipper is “Bernie’s from the Bay”, reasonable range of fish, and chips which meet the standard. The standard for Canberra chips, they wouldn’t pass muster in Blighty.

*Ok, call it Ernie if you must.

Madam Cholet 1:23 pm 07 Oct 14

The one at Fyshwick markets. Best I’ve found anyway. Decently priced too. Never whatever you do try to convince yourself that the kiosk at the Yacht club is in anyway decent. Or that it will ever improve.

XO_VSOP 12:17 pm 07 Oct 14

Cape cod Deakin shops it was good back in the day. I also would rate the seafood store in the Canberra Centre near superbarn fishermans basket is a winner.

James McMahon 12:14 pm 07 Oct 14

I really like Edgar’s Inn they have this great James Squire beer battered flathead, its the best.

Mess 12:08 pm 07 Oct 14

Fish Shack in Civic is always good.

Genie 12:02 pm 07 Oct 14

I don’t eat alot of Fish and Chips but have no complaints with The Fish Shack. (noting it’s been a good 12 months since I’ve eaten there)

Alexandra Craig 11:46 am 07 Oct 14

I still haven’t found anywhere I like yet either! I am constantly craving lemon and chicken salt covered calamari…

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