WITH great locations in Bangkok’s most popular malls, the aptly named Café Fish restaurant chain reels in seafood fans in droves with a wide selection of deep sea delights such as classic Fish and chips (B290 made with imported Atlantic Cod) and Mediterranean-inspired Seafood with pasta in Pomodoro sauce (B290).
The restaurant is nothing like your classic British chippy – no greasy walls, no fish wrapped in paper, no waitresses with names like Shaz shouting “Once,
Like most seafood restaurants, Café Fish embraces a nautical theme. Most of its branches have splashes of blue on the walls and fishing nets hanging from their ceilings. All the dining action is done at wooden tables with nothing on top but bottles of tomato sauce and vinegar, and salt and pepper pots. Neat little touches come when you order – such as fish and chips being served in a small frying pan atop a wooden chopping board.
A focus on fresh ingredients means that most of the fish you order arrives plump and juicy. Even the frozen imported options still retain plenty of flavour and aren’t overly dry, which is a boon for fans of fish species from across the pond.
Menu highlights include Greek Salad with imported Feta cheese and Calamata olives (B200); Seafood Platter for One, featuring sea bass, prawns, calamari and mussels (B720), and, of course, the aforementioned fish and chips, which has a nice and light, crispy beer batter.
When you order your fish you can choose from sides such as salad, French fries, and Spanish rice, and, if your choose steamed fish, from sauces such as Lemon butter, Garlic herb and Piri Piri (spicy) Portuguese Sauce.
While most foreigners will be content with putting a dollop of tomato sauce on their plates, anyone with more local tastes can opt for some of the restaurant’s ‘Spicy Seafood Sauce,’ which has a nice and steady tongue burn that’ll have you taking to water like a fish.
Café Fish can be found at Emporium, Terminal 21, and Siam Paragon. Open daily: 10am – 9.30pm