We can’t get enough of fish and chips, whether it’s at a trendy restaurant or the classic takeaway version. So, we’ve searched the burbs to find the latest and best fish and chips in Melbourne.
Blu by Australian [146 Gaffney Street, Coburg North] is the place to go if you want to tuck into fresh seafood in a funky environment. Theo Patsiotis has taken the reigns in running this successful family business that began in Lilydale back in 1977 and has since expanded with the addition of this popular restaurant on the other side of town. This northside venue can seat up to 200 people and has become a local institution. Expect top-quality seafood that’s sourced from Australian and New Zealand seas. We recommend ordering yourself one of its fish combos that comes with the fish of your choice alongside a mountain of chips and either salad or rice.
Hunky Dory [28 Pratt Street, Moonee Ponds] has become one of Melbourne’s most well-known and popular fish and chip eateries. With nine other locations in addition to its Moonee Ponds store, it’s clear that Hunky Dory’s fish and chips are taking Melbourne by storm. Inspired by almost 90 years of fishing on the Greek Islands, the guys behind this restaurant know what quality fish and chips is all about. Try its Old School pack to get your hands on a classic fish, chips and tartare sauce combo. Or get a little exotic with something from its around-the-world menu. We recommend either the African, which is flavoured with chermoula spices and lemon, or the Japanese, where the fish is marinated in miso teriyaki sauce and topped with toasted black sesame seeds.
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Before there were swanky fish and chip restaurants with modern decor, there were humble takeaway shops where tasty fish and chips were served to you wrapped in paper, doubling as packaging and taking the place of plates. Anna’s Fish and Chips [540 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn] is exactly this. Take your battered goodies and enjoy them in a park or in the comfort of your own home with a loungeroom picnic. At Anna’s Fish and Chips you can pick up a special pack for $19 that’s perfect to feed two. It includes two of all the favourites — flake, potato cakes, dim sims and crispy chips.
Just footsteps from the water, Top of the Bay [1 The Strand, Williamstown] is the perfect place to grab your post-beach-day feed. Soak up the last bit of sun and take in the waterfront views as you enjoy the delicious fish and chip dinner Top of the Bay has on offer. In this quaint little beach box, you can find all the fish and chip favourites, from flake to calamari rings, potato cakes to dim sims. You can even get your hands on a pineapple ring to mix things up. We recommend going for the seafood pack which includes calamari rings, scallops, fish bites, prawns and fries, all for under $10. It’s the perfect quick eat to enjoy while looking out into impressive ocean views.
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For a more modern approach to fish-and-chip dining head to Tank [149–151 Lygon Street, Carlton]. You will find this eatery nestled amongst the many Italian Restaurants that line Lygon Street. If you feel like changing it up from pizza and pasta, this place is worth checking out. Inside you will see the decor is ocean themed, creating the perfect vibes for indulging in fish and chips. Branch out and try a fish burger, calamari salad or even the battered oysters which are served up with wasabi mayo and fresh lemon. You can eat in, take away or, if you prefer, you can purchase fresh fish at market price to take home and whip up yourself.
What’s better than heading bayside to enjoy your fish and chips down by the beach? Fish Tank [20 Church Street, Brighton] source the finest seafood from Melbourne fish markets daily, so you can be certain you will be chowing down on the best and freshest fish. Seafood is linked to an array of health benefits such as muscle growth and brain development, so even the most health conscious can enjoy a meal here. Take your pick of the delicious seafood on offer as an impressive display is laid out each morning. Gather your mates and pick up one of its seafood grill packs which includes crayfish, scallops, calamari, prawn and fish skewers and, of course, enough chips to go around.
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