Crispy and comforting – when well done, a plate of traditional fish and chips is simply irresistible. These seven fast-food restaurants are the go-to place for a serving of the city’s finest fish and chips.
7. Fish and Chips Co.
Whether you’re craving hake and chips, viennas or a fish burger – our current favourite place for all things fish and chips is undoubtedly the Fish and Chips Company. This spot nails all the essentials when it comes to quality fish and chips; a crisp, golden crust, thick-cut chips and excellent value for money. Not only that, but they also offer a wide selection of tasty meals to choose from. Scattered in different locations across the city, this friendly take-away franchise has established itself as an affordable go-to fish and chips spot for many of the city’s locals.
6. Jimmy’s Killer Fish and Chips
Jimmy’s Killer Fish & Chips is a scaled down version of Jimmy’s Killer Prawns, and is geared for the take-away & take home market. The focus on their menu is seafood items with a limited range of sandwiches, rolls & meat items. Their menu is very simple yet thoroughly researched, but still in keeping with their customer’s needs & preferences.
Expect crispy, tasty chips and delicious white fish, encased in a delicate batter. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon, and you’ve got yourself summer on a plate.
Corner James and Pretoria Streets, Silverton
5. The Famous Fishoek Co.
With its trademark authentic West Coast slang and its original “Mediterranean meets Paternoster” design and decor, this seafood restaurant oozes character and charm. The Famous Fishoek Company has earned itself a reputation for dishing up something of a surprise – both on the menu and off. They serve a variety of mouth-watering dishes such as prawns, calamari and snails – but do not miss their mammoth hake fillet, which is battered until golden and coated with their famous beer batter and lemon butter.
Shop 12, Lynwood Bridge Shopping Centre, Daventry St, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria
Whether you prefer a tasty, wholesome fillet of hake or mouth-watering sea delicacies like calamari and prawns, Fishaways promises unparalleled quality and flavour – fried or grilled. The fast food restaurant has been around for quite some time; serving the most flavoursome seafood and chips. What’s also great about Fishaways is that they allow you to order your food online, adding convenience and value for money to their offering.
What are you waiting for? Order something.
3. John Dory’s
This Durban-born franchise is famous for its great selection of SASSI-approved fish and generous meals to suit every palate. Located in four Pretoria suburbs, John Dory’s presents a delectable offering of calamari dishes, prawns and generous food portions at a reasonable price.
Try their tempura-battered or grilled Bassa fillet and chips.
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2. Tony’s Fish and Chips Co.
Toni’s Fish and Chips Company is a restaurant that combines convenience with fresh, high-quality food. After opening Toni’s pizzeria, the owners went on to perfect their method of preparing fresh fish and calamari. Today, this has materialised into their uncomplicated and unpretentious eatery. You simply cannot go wrong with their traditional fish and chips.
902 Pierneef St, Villieria, Pretoria, 0186
1. Ocean Basket
Anyone who’s planning a seafood extravaganza knows to head to Ocean Basket, voted the city’s best seafood restaurant. Not only does this store adhere to SASSI guidelines but also offers an exceptional sushi selection, as well as all the deli items you need to make your seafood at home. Ocean Basket prides itself in its serving of family friendly, great value and delicious meals.
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