Fish City is something of a revolution in eating. This would normally be something kept for the end of a review but what they are pioneering here is worth pointing out right at the start. Having already won a bucketful of awards, 2018 proved no different. Fish City entered the UK Fish and Chip awards in 2 categories, healthy eating, and sustainability. And they cleaned up, walking away with both.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise as owners, husband and wife, Grainne, and John are fully committed to, and positively promote sourcing their fish responsibly, and have introduced us to the healthier side of eating fish and chips. This isn’t a “fewer calories so less taste” thing here, the food is all fresh and tastes fantastic.
My two boys and I weighed in on a Saturday lunchtime closely followed by “the rents” fresh from a dander round St George’s Market. The Kids had the junior fish ‘n’ chips and the chicken goujons, as the little one doesn’t like fish, or beef or pork or potatoes or fruit or vegetables… He eats pasta, that’s it, just pasta. My big Son downed the lot and wanted more, the wee man did quite well given his current dietary “mood”.
The grown-ups had the cod wrap, the ‘Sea Dog’, crispy cod in toasted ciabatta with peas & tartar sauce, and I had the salt ‘n’ chilli squid, chips all round as well of course. All were excellent but the wrap was particularly good, with tomato & red onion salsa and herb yoghurt, all made in-house. My squid was very tender and came with a crunchy napa slaw underneath.
Fish City’s responsible sourcing methods for its cod and haddock are recognised and certified by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) with all other seafood also caught from sustainable sources. They also have a kids club, a program with local primary schools aiming to teach children the importance of sustainability and the health benefits of eating fish.
The contemporary decor, the varied menu and the presentation of the food make Fish City somewhere you could easily and enjoyably spend an evening out. Plus its fully licensed with a good selection of wines, local spirits (Jawbox, Ruby Blue vodka, and Bushmills), craft beer and cider.
Much more than just a fish ‘n’ chip shop. Fish City offer a healthier option when it comes to fish and chips. responsibly caught, cooked fresh and served in a modern and vibrant restaurant setting.
A big thank you to Grainne and John for the invite.
The lunch and drinks for myself and my Sons were complimentary, the other food and drinks were paid for.