Beer & Fish
Time Out says
Hip fish and chip shop in the heart of Central serving the obvious, as well as deep fried veg and junk food such as Snickers and oreos.
Beer & Fish, a new fish ’n’ chip shop on Staunton Street, boasts geometric white tiling inside its quaint interior. Small clipboards adorn the wall alongside an extensive range of craft beers (so hip they have to be served in mason jars) perfect for whetting your whistle.
We put in our order and focus on the food. We opt for a portion of the original beer battered fish and fries – three generous pieces of Atlantic cod atop triple cooked, hand cut chips and your choice of dipping sauce. The fish is perfectly cooked and the beer batter crisp, devoid of the heavy layer of grease you might be accustomed to seeing this meal leave behind. The B&F veggie bowl includes an array of battered and crumbed vegetables. The seasoned crumbing is delicious, but in this case the vegetables don’t do much to break up the meal.
To top it all off, we try the stout battered junk food – basically deep-fried chocolate bars and the like. We weigh the calories and go for the Snickers version. The tasty little nuggets are everything you’d expect, a crunchy bite on the outside, gooey on the inside – though not recommended for those without a serious sweet tooth.
Almost everything is fried here at Beer & Fish and it’s all great, if that’s what you’re after. Be prepared for a heavy meal without a single break – except for the occasional swig of beer.