We finally tried the takeout fish and chips from Greenwood Fish Market tonight. M (of M&S, not M&M) told us this was the only good thing at this place. To be fair, I’ve only been to the restaurant proper once, a few years ago, but I must admit I was a little underwhelmed back then.
Their fish and chips tonight were great, though. The smell in the car on the way home was excrutiating – it took immense will power not to rip the bag open there and then. When we finally got home, they were still hot and quite crispy – I think they deliberately pack them in paper bags instead of plastic boxes so that the food doesn’t get soggy.
The fish is done traditional-style – light and fluffy batter, seasoned but not too salty, and white flaky fish inside. The chips are pretty good too, but the dips deserve special mention. The tartare sauce is awesome, and there’s also a sweet chilli sauce that’s very good with the chips and very addictive.
If you order the fish and chips in the restaurant, it costs $24.95 and you get two John Dory fish fillets. The takeout version uses New Zealand white fish, but you still get two big pieces, and a huge helping of chips, for just $9.50. It’s a great deal, and kudos (or mad props) to A for suggesting this for dinner tonight.
Ordering stuff on the phone from this place is super easy. Top marks to the service on the phone. While I don’t usually like this kind of fish & chips (I prefer the breaded kind), the condiments made this meal really good. I only wish I had some malt vinegar as well.
Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro
34 Greenwood Avenue
12 – 2.30 pm, 6.30 – 10 pm. Closed Mondays