Oh the nostalgia of an oily and delicious Fish & Chips paper parcel on a rainy day… Are you a ketchup, vinegar, tartare sauce or straight lemon juice aficionado? Discover the best hubs in Sydney for golden fried chips and crispy battered flathead pieces to enjoy this real Aussie staple.
STAYING IN POTTS POINT?
If you’re based in one of our five Potts Point properties, you’re in walking distance from Sydney best tourist attractions. Located just outside Sydney's CBD, these boutique properties are only 2km from Martin Place, Circular Quay and 3km from the Royal Botanical Gardens. Check out our two favourite fishy spots.
- THE FISH SHOP
Working with local, sustainable Australian seafood providers, they bring you mouth-watering seafood dishes, changing their market list to reflect the catch of the day and always avoiding over-fished or endangered species. Located in leafy tree-lined Challis Avenue, some of their favourites include the barramundi, kingfish ceviche and of course the beer battered flathead and chips. And, like any good fish shop, they offer takeaway.
Lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 12pm to 9.30pm, 22 Challis Avenue, Potts Point. (02) 9114 7340
- SAINT PETER
Some of the finest fish & chips in town, the chef Josh Niland is a real expert and his restaurant has been shortlisted in the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in 2019 for the Ethical Thinking category. Saint Peter is a pescatarian’s dream: the fish, sustainably sourced, changes with what's fresh and available on the day and you will love their hand-cut skin-on chips and traditional tartare sauce. Also, discover its sister shopfront, the Fish Butchery down the road.
Open for lunch and dinner from Friday to Sunday and Dinner only from Tuesday to Thursday, 362 Oxford St, Paddington. 02 8937 2530
STAYING IN RANDWICK?
If you’re based in one of our seven Randwick properties, you’re close to the action, without being in the thick of it. Located in the Eastern Suburbs, these boutique properties are only 7km from the CBD, 8km from the Airport and just 2km from Coogee Beach. Check out our two favourite fishy spots.
- OUT OF THE BLUE
This family-owned corner spot offers battered Pacific cod with a bubbly crust that snaps under your fingers and a generous side of chips with chicken salt. They offer bread, baked daily and where possible they source sustainable products and providers. The fish and chips come wrapped in paper, proper old-school like, so you grab them on the go and eat them on the beach. Cash only & pick-up only.
Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, 272 Clovelly road, Coogee. 02 9315 8380
- BONDI’S BEST
Long-time favourite for locals, Bondi’s Best definitely makes the cut when it comes to smashing down crispy and juicy fish and chips. Everything here is served twice the normal size so expect long slabs of fried fish and chunky slices of sweet potato fries. You can take-away or eat in. Originally based in Bondi North, they now offer a second location with a contemporary restaurant on Hall St.
Lunch and dinner 7 days a week from midday until 9pm, 39-53 Campbell Parade North Bondi. 02 9300 9886
ON YOUR WAY TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT?
- KIWI STYLE FISH AND CHIPS, MASCOT
Minutes from the airport, the fish and chips at Kiwi Style Fish and Chips are wrapped in paper to take away (though there are a few tables and chairs) plus you can choose between potato chips straight from NZ, or freshly cut Kumara chips if you’re a bit of a sweet potato lover. A cheap but yummy option, they serve a steady stream of locals, as well as tradies needing hard-labour fuel.