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“Surprised and Pleased”
Review of The Fish Shop

The Fish Shop
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Ranked #188 of 5,854 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Executive chef Jeremy Strode of Bistrode CBD fame brings a taste of the sea to the heart of Potts Point. Working with local, seasonal, and sustainable Australian seafood and produce, Jeremy presents mouth-watering dishes and a market list that changes daily to reflect fare sourced from the Sydney Fish Market. Sink into comfortable booth seating and relax with the best of Australian and international wines, expertly curated by Merivale Group Sommelier Franck Moreau. While away time over lunch or dinner, or grab take-away if you're on the go. At The Fish Shop, fish are friends and food.
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Surprised and Pleased”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Was told this was a fIsh and Chip shop. What it really is is rather bit moremthan that. Try the fish fingers and we had a mackerel steak which was lovely. Reminded me a little of the Depot in Auckland. Understated but good quality.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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1,281 reviews
590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
“great seafood, relaxed dining”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

this place is a gem for a casual seafood meal, either lunch or dinner. Expect a range of quality specials on offer but the fixed menu has enough to satisfy. We felt everything we had was simple fresh food prepared well and cooked perfectly with the odd good surprise flavour coming through. Limited selection of wine by the glass but enough in the bottle range and plenty of cocktails to kick start an evening. Desserts were the biggest surprise, fantastic. Only walk up, no reservations, but the team works hard to get you a seat but be prepared to share tables with others and majority of seating is high stools and benches. Place has a good buzz and staff were efficient, knowledgable and friendly. Food arrived in good time. Also do takeaway but again you can't place phone orders.

  • Visited November 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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406 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Expensive for what it is”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is basically a cafe tucked away in Potts Point, with prices aspiring to be a restaurant proper.
I was charged $11 for a supposed glass of house wine! We didn't stay to eat but the place had custom at 5 in the afternoon. Service was good.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A real fish shop experience in the middle of Sydney”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a great spot. The decor is fun (even though there are no sit down tables - which doesnt suit everyone, the stools and benchs are very comfortable).
The food is great. Oysters, fish and chips and a sensational coleslaw with celeriac are among the bites which are perfectly presented in old fashioned style, flavour and value.
Al the produce is seasonal and exceptionally fresh and well thought out. Only real set back is the wine list. It is dreadfully expensive and uninventive. Couldn't they consider matching the Australian produce with some regional wines?

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank hungry c
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Get the cheeseburger!”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I enjoyed my meal here, but my partner wasn't so enamoured with The Fish Shop. The staff were friendly and helpful and the burger was amazing. That being said, the portions are incredibly small and expensive for what you get.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank G-M-Byrne
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