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“Okay, but nothing special”

Camden Town Fish and Chips
Ranked #2,738 of 8,042 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Fish and Chips
Vancouver, Canada
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Okay, but nothing special”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

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.

  • Visited October 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great English fish and chips”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Last week in Sai Kung we wanted something a little different. We found on the sea front a great little gem English style fish and Chips ( not French frys )
Great food only thing missing was a newspaper

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5 Thank Kgoughuk
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