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Ph: (06) 356-8419
Driving around, trying to find some yummy food... a friend suggested that we try this place, as she had enjoyed her previous visit, and suggested the $6.80 Fish Meal. After much humm'ing and hah'ing over the options, we decided on crumbed fish, and a 50/50 mix of kumara chips and home-made chips, tartare sauce for me, sweet 'n' sour sauce for her.
We got two large pieces of fish, which was cooked well, and it was real fish with a crumb coating, not processed fish pulp stamped out by the thousands. The chips were delightful, with the home-made ones indeed being very tasty, as suggested by the lady who served us.
There was a nice coleslaw on the side, with a reasonable but slightly bland mayo dressing... obviously mass-produced but quite tolerable. I was quite impressed with the also obviously-mass-market tartare sauce, as it was of a noticably higher standard than the usual crud on offer at other stores.
Overall, for $6.80 each, it was a wonderful meal, very filling and somewhat healthier than the usual run-of-the-mill fast food, primarily because of the kumara chips, the crumbed fish option, and the near-total lack of cooking oil... vege oil at that I must add. Well worth a visit, and if the rest of their fare is of this high standard and generous portions, they are an excellent option. I plan to go back and 'assess' their burger skills, as I pride myself on knowing a good burger when I eat one.
Only downside is the lousy parking available, but if you are smart, there are plenty of side-streets that are reasonably empty after 5.30pm, and a 2min walk never hurt anyone.
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