The owners of Camden Town fish and chips have, apparently, lived in London, so they should know what proper British fish and chips are. But that is not what they serve here. The fish is said to be sole, and it may be, but sole is not good for fish and chips as it is thin and soft. A nice chunky fish like halibut, cod or haddock is much better and more traditional, with a firmer texture. The Camden Town fish has a breaded type of coating, not proper batter. So the delectable bite into moist fish surrounded by crisp batter is absent.
The chips are also disappointing. They are on the dry side, no crisp outside/soft inside, in fact they are typical of the bland chips/fries/potato wedges you get in any number of HK restaurants and are probably frozen, not fresh, which is an essential in a proper fish and chip shop. If you get as many as 10 chips in the order you can count yourself lucky. The meal is served with a nice tartar sauce.
When I first heard there was a chippie in Sai Kung called Camden Town I thought I'd finally found proper fish and chips. They are okay, and if you're really craving F&C they are at least recognisable as such, but to call them "great English fish and chips" as another reviewer has is highly misleading.
The location is great, right on the promenade near the seafood restaurants, with tables outside or takeaway. They also serve burgers and a few other things. Fish and chips are in the $55-$70HK range depending on order size.
I would like to be able to say they are better than they are, as this is a family-run business, but what they offer does not live up to the reputation of proper British fish and chips.
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