Craving a savoury fish fry-up? We round up our favourite spots for the homely, comforting British dish.
This Brit classic has won our hearts and stomachs with its humble pairing of fried fish and fries. While it might look like an easy dish to recreate because of the short ingredient list, we say it’s better to leave it to the professionals. From mastering the ratio of fish and batter to getting the thick-cut fries perfectly right, these establishments are our top spots for fish and chips.
Best fish and chips in Singapore
Bread Street Kitchen
You can bet your last chip that Bread Street Kitchen doesn’t faff about with its fish and chips. Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant in Singapore serves up the classic British dish with traditional crushed peas and tartar sauce. While the fish certainly takes centre stage, we gotta show some love for the thick-cut slabs of chips on the side.
Bread Street Kitchen, #01-81, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Fish & Chicks
With countless branches across the island, you won’t be hard-pressed to get your fix of fish and chips here. The hip hawker stall puts a rather Singaporean twist to the quintessential English dish by slathering the fish with salted egg and chilli crab sauce. There’s also the curry cheese variation for those who want something different!
Fish & Chicks, multiple locations including Novena and Bedok
Smith’s Authentic British Fish and Chips
If you’re a purist when it comes to this age old English staple, head to Smith’s Authentic Fish and Chips. Unlike the more pedestrian offerings, Smith’s prides itself on offering cod and haddock. These two varieties of fish were originally used to make fish and chips in England in the 1800s, and fall apart into chunkier flakes than the usual dory you’ll find in regular fish and chips.
Smith’s Authentic British Fish and Chips, #01-02, Balmoral Plaza, 271 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259708
Beer-battered fish? Check. Addictive fries? Check. Creamy sauce? Check. Ticking all the requirements for an excellent fish fry-up, PS.Cafe’s fish and chips dish is seriously underrated. It uses red snapper fillets and the ratio of fish to batter is faultless. As for the fries? We’re talking about the famous shoestring ones that go so well with dill pickle aioli. No complaints here.
PS. Cafe, multiple locations including Ann Siang Hill and East Coast Park
Greenwood Fish Market
If you’re particular about what fish goes in your dish, head to Greenwood Fish Market and take your pick from its varied selection of fresh-caught fish. You can have it served battered or fried (or any other way, really). If you’re not an expert when it comes to seafood, you won’t go wrong with the house fish and chips. It comes with a choice of barramundi or snapper, and you can add mushy peas or upgrade your chips to truffle fries.
Greenwood Fish Market, multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Quayside Isle
This rendition of the dish is certainly an eye-catching one – the squid ink batter is visually striking, and it comes served with a side of fries and kimchi slaw. Spritz the lemon wedge before cutting through the crispy black crust and you’ll be treated to soft, chunky pieces of sea bass.
Sprmrkt, multiple locations including Cluny Court and Dempsey
The English House, By Marco Pierre White
One can always count on The English House to sling out crowd-pleasing British dishes with finesse. Sticking to its traditional English roots, these fish and chips are humble but tasty – no salted egg yolk sauce here. Depending on your budget, there are three types of fish to choose from: Haddock, cod and monkfish, the last one being the most expensive. All are served with triple-cooked chips and a tangy tartar sauce to tie the whole dish together.
The English House, By Marco Pierre White, 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238972
Fun fact: Fish and chips is a typical pub meal in the UK. So for an authentic experience, head to this Irish pub and order Molly’s famous dish. The kitchen uses a secret batter recipe to drench the white fish fillet, which means you can expect a golden brown casing of fried goodness paired with thick-cut fries and tartar sauce. For post-dinner drinks, go for the potent Irish whiskeys that will surely hit the spot.
Molly Malone’s, 56 Circular Road, Singapore 049411
Another popular player in the cafe scene, Prive offers two chunky beer-battered snapper fillets with a side of fries and salad. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it’s one of the few places that actually offer malt vinegar. True blue lovers of fish and chips will know how this modest dip helps to cut through the fatty flavours of the fish. Oh, and it also comes with tartar sauce, so don’t worry!
Prive, multiple locations including Chijmes and Wheelock Place
All that said, which fish and chips rendition are you most enthusiastic about?