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Best of Canberra – Hot chips

By Bec Cuzzillo 17 February 2015 44

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In my opinion, there isn’t much that beats sitting down to a big serve of hot chips. Sometimes they come wrapped in more than a few layers of butcher’s paper. Other times they arrive in a big bowl with some sort of fancy seasoning and secret sauce on the side. I even know of a cafe in Canberra that serves their hot chips in cake tins lined with baking paper.

This week I’m putting the call out for Canberra’s best hot chips. I want to know where the best fried sticks of potato are found in the capital. Salted, unsalted. Seasoned, unseasoned. Sauce or no sauce. Where are they?


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zllauh 6:38 pm 16 Mar 15

My hands are up for Grill’d as well.
yummyy yummy. Delicious chips 🙂

screaming banshee 9:34 pm 22 Feb 15

Matt42150 said :

U & Co Cafe in Kaleen has really good chips, same as Cafe injoy in Gold Creek (When not over seasoned).

Very common, actually McCain beer battered steak fries. I was disappointed when ona Fyshwick lost their chef a couple of years back and the menu switch up saw these changed out for an inferior fry

Matt42150 7:02 pm 22 Feb 15

U & Co Cafe in Kaleen has really good chips, same as Cafe injoy in Gold Creek (When not over seasoned).

John Moulis 4:38 pm 21 Feb 15

The beer battered chips at the Royal Hotel in Qbn are also excellent.

pink little birdie 2:45 pm 21 Feb 15

FrankyG said :

Has to be Kingsleys! I am biased though as I’ve owned the Tuggeranong franchise for the last 10 years. My store alone does over 1 tonne of chips a week. So if you’re near the Hyperdome in the next 7 days come in for a free small chips and gravy. Just mention the RiotACT and tell em Frank sent you.

Thanks chips and Gravy I’ve been craving them since I read this topic.
So glad lincraft was closed in woden forcing us to go to tuggers.
My vote is for kingsleys

G_A 9:48 am 20 Feb 15

I know I’m taking this outside of Canberra but should you find yourself at Culburra Beach NSW the chips at AJ’s are the business. I was there on the weekend and there was a guy who walked in from an outside table having just finished his lunch and he told the lady behind the counter that they were the best he’d tasted and if he had to travel all the way from Sydney to have them again he would do that. Another customer walked in and ordered chips and the lady told him that they take 8 minutes to cook, because of the size and ensuring they are cooked properly. I reckon they’re pretty good too.

al_kitten 11:32 pm 19 Feb 15

I like the hand cut old style ones they sell at Bernie’s From the Bay at the Charnwood shops. Yummy every time.

rubaiyat 10:14 pm 19 Feb 15

Another vote for the rosemary covered chips at Grill’d!

Those, with the Avocado burger, are just heaven!

RB78 8:29 pm 19 Feb 15

Urban Bean Cafe in Scarborough House Woden. Amazing seasoning.

The nando’s peri peri chips are pretty great too.

Dame Canberra 5:17 pm 19 Feb 15

FrankyG said :

Dame Canberra said :

FrankyG said :

Has to be Kingsleys! I am biased though as I’ve owned the Tuggeranong franchise for the last 10 years. My store alone does over 1 tonne of chips a week..

Hey FrankyG, that’s a phenomenal amount of chips per week. How many serves do you reckon you get out of a tonne?

Around 3000 serves per week

Impressive!

rosscoact 5:06 pm 19 Feb 15

bluefrostii said :

probably not classified as your typical hot chips, but cant go past the waffle chips at the mandalay bus in braddon! To die for.

What, what, what? Oh, I am there.

John Moulis 5:02 pm 19 Feb 15

FrankyG said :

Are you able to shed some light on what happened to the one in Woden? People always there, but still closed its doors. There’s an opportunity there.

Kingsleys Woden is just moving upstairs near Bakers Delight. Should be open in May. This way the store can stay open nights as well

Wow! That will be some choice. Chips from Kingsley’s or scallops from Woden Fish Market next door …

FrankyG 4:48 pm 19 Feb 15

Dame Canberra said :

FrankyG said :

Has to be Kingsleys! I am biased though as I’ve owned the Tuggeranong franchise for the last 10 years. My store alone does over 1 tonne of chips a week..

Hey FrankyG, that’s a phenomenal amount of chips per week. How many serves do you reckon you get out of a tonne?

Around 3000 serves per week

FrankyG 4:36 pm 19 Feb 15

Are you able to shed some light on what happened to the one in Woden? People always there, but still closed its doors. There’s an opportunity there.

Kingsleys Woden is just moving upstairs near Bakers Delight. Should be open in May. This way the store can stay open nights as well

bluefrostii 4:29 pm 19 Feb 15

probably not classified as your typical hot chips, but cant go past the waffle chips at the mandalay bus in braddon! To die for.

dungfungus 2:32 pm 19 Feb 15

Postalgeek said :

Manuka Charcoal Chicken, back in the 80s and 90s. Soggy in the bag, but so good. And never sullied by chicken salt.

Chips are small fry. Potato scallops are for the connoisseurs on a mission. A couple of lightly salted crispy yet soft scallops is deep fried evil.

The chips at Manuka Charcoal Chicken were cooked to a crisp on their last trading day.

Postalgeek 12:48 pm 19 Feb 15

Manuka Charcoal Chicken, back in the 80s and 90s. Soggy in the bag, but so good. And never sullied by chicken salt.

Chips are small fry. Potato scallops are for the connoisseurs on a mission. A couple of lightly salted crispy yet soft scallops is deep fried evil.

Dame Canberra 12:07 pm 19 Feb 15

FrankyG said :

Has to be Kingsleys! I am biased though as I’ve owned the Tuggeranong franchise for the last 10 years. My store alone does over 1 tonne of chips a week..

Hey FrankyG, that’s a phenomenal amount of chips per week. How many serves do you reckon you get out of a tonne?

Solidarity 10:03 am 19 Feb 15

FrankyG said :

Has to be Kingsleys! I am biased though as I’ve owned the Tuggeranong franchise for the last 10 years. My store alone does over 1 tonne of chips a week. So if you’re near the Hyperdome in the next 7 days come in for a free small chips and gravy. Just mention the RiotACT and tell em Frank sent you.

Are you able to shed some light on what happened to the one in Woden? People always there, but still closed its doors. There’s an opportunity there.

switch 9:46 am 19 Feb 15

Kalliste said :

astrojax said :

the watson takeaway give good chip.

but what is this [insert expletive] chicken salt that seems to proliferate these days??? chip = potato, cut into stick, double [or triple] deep fried, popped onto butcher’s paper and liberally dusted in old fashioned salt, sprinkled with vinegar, eaten hot…

These days? Chicken salt has been a thing on chips for at least a decade. Not really some new fandangled thing, plus it’s usually optional. I remember they used to charge people more for chicken salt for a while.

I was asked if I wanted chicken salt on my chips in Parkes in 1986. That was the first time I’d heard of it as an option.

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