Fish and chips can either be an absolute treat or a mushy, tasteless mess. Spare yourself from the latter by getting your fish and chips from these top shops in Joburg.
The Fish & Chip Shop
The name says it all. The Fish & Chip Shop is the number one spot to get a good helping of classic battered fish and chips in Joburg. Situated at Victoria Yards in Lorentzville and Green Valley Shopping Centre, this isn't your typical chippie. Their shops are modern and authentically South African. Their menu offers classic combos, a range of tasty sauces and sides, and kiddies varieties, as well as kotas. Russians and vetkoek. It's the very best of traditional English fish and chips combined with yummy South African fast food. Get yourself down to one of their stores to experience this eclectic mixing of cultures for yourself.
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Nothing beats a good old fish and chip dinner from a corner store. One of the best in the city is Fish Hook situated in Randburg. This curbside chippie offers a variety of freshly made seafood dishes, Russian rolls and perfectly crispy chips. Their side dishes are what set them apart from other fish and chip stores. If you've never tried authentic English mushy peas, this is the place to get them. They've also got Yorkshire pudding, English steak pudding, and meat potato pie on the menu. Treat yourself to a real English-style fish and chips meal from Fish Hook as soon as you can. It's simply delightful.
Details: 354 Republic Rd, Darrenwood, Randburg | 011 888 8249
Fish and chip shops are notorious for being part and parcel of their communities. Solly's Corner is a legendary café situated in Fordsburg. For the past 45 years, Solly's has been keeping locals tummies happy and filled with their delicious array of snacks and on-the-go meals. Their most famous dish is the masala seasoned fish and chips. You'll never eat fish and chips the same way after you've experienced the flavour of Solly's fish and chips parcel. It's perfectly salty, a little spicy and totally moreish. Stop by on your next trip through Fordsburg.
Details: 082 972 0006 | Facebook
The Fat Ginger
The final addition to this list is The Fat Ginger. While this isn't strictly a fish and chip shop, we cannot deny that they serve up some of the best beer-battered fish in the city. The Fat Ginger is an English gastro pub situated in Dowerglen. Their menu features an array of modern tapas plates, as well as traditional English pub-style fare. Order yourself a plate of fish and chips served with mushy peas and a tall pint of beer. It's the perfect meal to power up your brain to participate in The Fat Ginger's weekly pub quizzes.
Details: Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre, Shop 25, 110 Linksfield Road, Dowerglen | (Tel) 011 882 9553 | Email: [email protected]
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