Tagged: Fish and chips

Kensington 3031: Kensington Fish and Chips

The couple of other times I’ve been to Kensington fish and chips were memorable, but not for the right reasons. However On Friday night I was so keen on getting fish and chips and watching the footy, I decided to give it a ready hot go again and boy did I get lucky this time!

I ordered the fish and chip pack over the phone and drove straight past the gym to pick it up, where I should’ve been going to sweat it out instead.

My order was ready in fifteen minutes. It was clear the team behind the counter of this tiny tuck shop were working hard. They also coordinated well to get the orders out, and with a metre high pile of frozen chips ready to be deep fried on demand, it was looking like it was going to be a hectic Friday night.

Bad memories of soggy fish and chips from Kensington were wiped from my mind when I got home and looked down into the polystyrene container. I finally had my own evidence as to why this fish and chip shop is so well loved in the neighbourhood. It’s all about the $8.95 fish and chip pack. Classic fried fish and chips with a wedge of lemon were served with a side of subway style crunchy lettuce, sliced tomato and onion with a balsamic dressing. The addition of a potato cake provided me with extra glee. ┬áThis time, I was happy. Simple but perfectly fried fish in a light batter and chips kept crisp in the container, as opposed to the other times where I’ve received a soggy mess wrapped up in butcher paper. If the salad was tossed together rather than assembled in the container, I would rave on about this even more.

I recommend the $8.95 deal to anyone (who doesn’t have high cholesterol) as a lazy Friday night slob treat.

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Fish and Chips & a potato cake with Salad

 

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Portarlington 3223: Jack Rabbit

I came down to Portarlington with a local, who highly recommended the fish and chips at Jack Rabbit.
We ordered the fish and chips and went to the bar to do some wine tasting.
We were astonished when our food came out within 5 minutes of ordering. This made us worry about the freshness of the meal and whether it has been sitting there ready to go before we even got there.
On our plates was 1 very small piece of fish with deep fried calamari and potato cakes. The food was cold, tasteless, and potentially frozen.
We let the waitress know and her reply was

the chef’s are worried that you just don’t like fish and that if we get you another one it’s going to taste the same

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Yes, we like fish that’s why we ordered the fish and chips. The lady took our ghastly frozen fish and chips back and we opted for the empanadas, the only vegetarian option on the menu.
What came out were 3 deep friend parcels of feta cheese and capsicum and a side of yellow and red cherry tomatoes. This meal was $20.

If this is modern Australian, I don’t want to be Australian anymore.

The food here is terrible, overpriced deep fried crap. Bellarine estate is a much better place to go to eat nice food.

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Brunswick 3056: Cornish Arms Hotel

Went here for lunch on a Saturday with friends. Usually order the vegan Parma which is great but this time opted for the chicken burger (vegan).
It was good value as it came with a side of chips for $12. However, it would be good if there was an option for salad instead of chips. Regarding the actual burger it was flavourless and too overly processed (soy cheese, gluten chicken, fake bacon) and didn’t have enough sauce or lettuce.

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