FEW cuisines suit almost every occasion like a good batch of fish and chips can: whether they are battered, crumbed or fried. This month, we visited numerous restaurants serving up one of the most coveted international dishes of them all to find the most delicious version of this legendary meal. While this list is not a comprehensive round up, it is certainly a good starting point.
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It really doesn’t get any batter than this!
Fat Gut’z Beer & Whisky Saloon
BROUGHT to Bangkok by the same creative entity behind Maggie Choo’s, Clouds and Iron Fairies, Fat Gut’z Beer & Whisky Saloon offers a different tale from the same story but is just as noteworthy as its unique counterparts.
The restaurant specialises in beer, however, Fat Gut’z Beer & Whisky Saloon’s main courses are certainly a force to be reckoned with. Priced at B280 for a small dish and B520 for a large, the fish and chips at Fat Gut’z are made with freshly dipped fish in a bucket of beer batter and served with crispy French fries and tartar sauce for dipping.
Ekamai Beer House
ASIDE from serving up traditional Western food, Thai delicacies, draft beers, an extensive wine list and delicious cocktails, Ekamai Beer House also offers a weekend roast, which is favourited by its regular diners.
Ekamai Beer House also serves up a delicious fish and chips. The dish consists of fresh seabass dipped in their signature batter and deep-fried until golden brown. It is then served with a good helping of fat chips, pea purée and crispy onion rings with housemade tartar sauce for B335++ per order.
THIS Australian-inspired steakhouse is serving up the best of the best from down under. Offering an array of delicious meat cuts, pasta dishes, ribs, seafood and more, this unique venue has something for everyone. The casual atmosphere coupled with the friendly staff can surely make anyone feel right at home.
Outback Steakhouse is serving up an amazing fish and chips (B349). The dish is made with freshly cut fish dipped in Outback’s special recipe batter and then deep-fried until crispy.The hearty meal is served with signature Aussie fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce.
A discounted price of B299 is available Monday-Friday during lunchtime between 11am-3pm.
Sam’s Fish & Chips
THIS friendly eatery makes diners feel like they are visiting a relative’s home rather than a restaurant. The atmosphere is alive and energetic, with modest seating all fairly close to one another but comfortable all the same.
Fish and chips fanatics can expect two large fillets of dory fish covered in homemade breadcrumb batter that is both light and crunchy and served with fries accompanied by tartar sauce (B235).
The M Pub Beers n’ Beers
LOCATED on the ground floor of Ascott Hotel on Sathorn Road is M Pub Beers n’ Beers. This classic venue is a must-visit destination for beer connoiseurs in Bangkok. The dark wooden furniture offers a comfortable and friendly atmosphere to go along with the wide array of brews. This, along with the helpful staff, makes for one memorable dining experience.
The fish and chips found on this pub’s extensive menu include a deep-fried dory fish served with a big helping of French fries, tartar sauce and salad dressing for only B280 per plate.
The Pintsman Since 2012
THE Pintsman Since 2012 celebrates quality beer and cheers to its evolution and history. This traditional pub offers the comfort and sophistication of a modern day wine bar while providing high-quality food and drinks to all those who frequent this cool dining venue.
The Pintsman Since 2012’s fish and chips (B320++) are made with crispy pieces of fish which are deep-fried in a special homemade beer batter and then served with seasoned fries and tartar sauce.
Palate Bar & Restaurant
THIS hidden gem of a restaurant is located on Charoenkrung Road and sits opposite from Robinson Bangrak. This seemingly small restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating areas and serves a variety of Thai food, seafood and even vegetarian food. These meals are best paired with one of the ice cold beers found here.
Fish and chips at Palate Bar (B280) consists of a good helping of fresh fish dipped in homemade batter, deep-fried then served with house-made tartar sauce and lime.
Bully’s Pub Bangkok
THIS friendly sports bar is a well-known watering hole for beer lovers in the middle of Bangkok. The pub first opened its doors in 2004 and is known for its delicious food, wide array of beers and liqueurs and as a gathering place for sports fans.
Bully’s Pub Bangkok serves up a number of international favourites, including fish and chips. This dish comes with deep-fried cod served with yummy buttered peas, chips and Bully’s signature tartar sauce for only B395 per plate.
Café Fish Bangkok
AS its name suggests, Café Fish Bangkok is famous for its seafood menu. The restaurant is bright, simply decorated and provides diners with a spacious venue in which to indulge in their delicious dishes, and arguably the best dish of them all is the crispy and delicious fish and chips.
The fish and chips (B550) is made from imported yet fresh Atlantic cod dipped in a special house-made batter recipe and then deep-fried until golden. It is served with freshly made fries, tartar sauce and a slice of lemon.
Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok
THIS famous, rock ’n’ roll-themed restaurant has good energy and even better vibes. Known for its friendly and energetic staff, good food, refreshing beers, yummy cocktails and live performances, Hard Rock Cafe is certainly a must-visit dining venue in Bangkok.
One of the best items on the menu at Hard Rock is their fish and chips. The main is made with fresh sea bass dipped in Hard Rock’s special beer batter recipe. It is then deep-fried and served with seasoned fries and a side of citrusy coleslaw. The meal is B550 per plate, and it pairs well with one of the restaurant’s signature cocktails or a cold pint of beer.