Before you attempt to wrap your tongue around the name, never fear – that ‘v’ is pronounced as a ‘u’ (like Bvlgari, darling). It may be a fancy-pants moniker for a fish-and-chip shop, but the prices are surprisingly easy on the wallet. Sure, you could don your cloak of smug and order the virtuous grilled salmon with brown rice and Greek salad, but then you’d be passing up the chance to tap Belvga’s unlimited supply of tartare sauce. Slather it over fresh snapper or flake fillets, battered and fried to order. Accessorise your crunchy, golden loot with old-school accoutrements, including that Melbourne staple, the fried dim sim, plus fluffy-centred potato cakes, salty-sweet pineapple fritters and the most divisive of side dishes, the pickled egg. Round things out with a bottle of Corona, a glass of chardy, or a can of fizzy drink if you prefer. Everybody wins.
|Venue name:||Belvga Fish and Chippery|
39 Toorak Rd
|Opening hours:||Daily 11.30am-10.30pm|