Can you please tell me where I might find THE best fish & chips in Dublin?
irishrover, i've heard the same and hope to check it out myself while i'm there in a couple of weeks time!
Be aware the Leo's does not have any seating. I took my fish and chips and walked down to St. Patricks church. They have a spacious fenced in area that provided a very nice place to sit and eat and people watch.
The food was good, but it was also the only fish and chips I had in Dublin, so I have nothing to compare it to.
If you order chips with the fish you will get enough(chips) to feed at least two people. A Dubliner told me as we were standing in line that if you order the chips with the fish "you will get quite a load" and he wasn't kidding. If you order just the fish you get a few chips with it but not a full serving.
I think a friend of mine mentioned "Fitzer's" (Temple Bar) as a good restaurant to order Fish & Chips.
Has anyone ordered them here?
There's not much difference really now days. The local suburban ones are probably best, they have to be or the regulars won't go back. Beshoff's in the city has a fancy name and fancy prices, native Dubliners don't really use it, mostly tourists. For a big portions Burdock's if one of the oldest family ones in use. There's always a queue so they'res till getting it right I suppose. It's opposite Christ Church.
I actually prefer the "stands"....fish & chips in a newspaper funnel!
Those are the best.
I am looking forward to conducting a "taste contest!" ha ha
Sorry, newspaper as a wrap for fish and chips was abolished by the EU! It's unhygienic (yet generations of people thrived on it)... I remember getting fish and chips in London years ago and when we unwrapped the food the newsprint was all over the fish and chips, brrrr.....
I would not recommend Beshoff's.
Thanks for the info~~~although we probably eat worse than newspaper print when dining out.......
I'll trek to Burdock's!
This might be a strange question but I'll ask anyway!
If I were to go to Burdocks and order myself some fish 'n chips would the fish have the bones and scales/skin still in/on it?
Last year, while in London, we ordered fish 'n chips and it came complete with bones and scales/skin. I remember being told by someone (possibly on the London forum?) that this is left so people know for a fact that they're getting real fish. Not sure if this is true or not.
I'm what I call a meat eating vegetarian and don't like to eat any animal parts that are obviously from an animal...chicken wings, steak with bones, fish with skin...(strange, I know!) Anyway, if it will come with the scales and all the rest of the gorry stuff I'll stick with the chips and leave the fish for the boyfriend! : )
ps. Is it served with tartar sauce? mmm...sauce....