Sherman's Food Adventures: Saturday's Fish 'n Chips

Saturday's Fish 'n Chips

Located in the now closed ABC Country Restaurant on Scott Road, we find yet another fish 'n chip joint. It's not far from Ocean Ave and Brit's Landing while being only a 10 minute drive to Mr. Pickwick's and Lighthouse Fresh & Tasty. So there is competition nearby. Hence, you would hope they offer up something that is either better or different. Let's just say that it is safe to assume that they are trying to be different. Why? Keep reading and looking at the pictures, you'll see what I mean. So as I entered the place, the first thing that came to mind was "sports bar", not necessarily a fish 'n chip place. I was greeted by a friendly chap who let me chose my table.

Looking over the menu, I was a bit confused. Fish 'n Chips. Check. Donairs. Huh? Okay, maybe I'll give that a shot one day; but I was here for the fish 'n chips. Ultimately, I went for the Halibut & Chips and it actually took awhile to arrive. When it did, the piece of fish was quite large; yet disturbingly shaped. Furthermore, what's going on with the fries? They're the same colour as the fish! Apparently, the fries were coated with the same batter as the fish. Alright, they advertise themselves to be "traditional" fish 'n chips. Unless I'm mistakened, I believe that the chips should not be coated with anything. Strangely enough, I actually enjoyed the crispy fries despite their appearance. Blasphemy for sure; however, if it works, it works. As for the fish, that was another story. The fish was really stiff and overcooked. It was way past moist. I give them kudos since it was a large piece; yet it doesn't help that it was cut way too thick. That probably directly impacted it being overcooked. The tartar sauce was not bad. Typical mayo with pickle bits. Not much in the way of mustard, if at all. It tasted a bit generic, so I'm not sure if they made their own or not.

I gotta admit, this was a really odd fish 'n chip experience. I'm not sure what to think really. It wasn't bad per se; yet surely wasn't great either. I can see that they are not truly a fish 'n chip joint. With superior fish 'n chips practically across the street at Ocean Ave, I personally wouldn't choose Saturday's. However, it looks like their target market is not really those looking for fish 'n chips alone. It is very much a sports bar that happens to serve fish 'n chips and donairs...

The Good:
- Decent portions
- Friendly staff
- Comfortable digs

The Bad:
- "Traditional" fish 'n chips? Really?
- Overcooked and strangely cut fish
- Battered fries, pretty good; but weird

Saturday's Fish & Chip Restaurant on Urbanspoon

11 comments:

KimHo said...

So, in da-before-yesterday's post you had something "hard", as well as mushy balls and now you have something stiff. Hmmmm.... Wonder about that pattern... :P

Given your description about the *ahem* size, I wonder if they should cut that piece of fish into two and do something similar to Moby Dick *cough*. That is, every order is actually plus one. So, a piece of fish and chips actually comes with two pieces. As for the fries, hey, if it makes them better, agreed!

Sherman said...

LOL... I agree, they should've made the one piece into 2. Yah, I'm not normally good with battered fries, but they still did the job.

kuldip said...

fish n chips shops in england pretty much all offer doner kebabs,and this is a england type chippy wanna be.

kuldip said...

im gonna try the donair and chips tonight,i will let you know how it was...

kuldip said...

wow omg the worst donair i have ever tried!!!had to have it with naan bread because they say they cant make it right with pita,wtf?anyways no taste to the lamb,the naaan tasted almost like a protha and it was messy like hell....had to eat it open face cause otherwise it would fall apart,the fries didnt do it for me either...was gonna try out the fish n chips later but i think im done with this place!!! not recommended!!ps i had take out..

Sherman said...

kuldip, as you can see, the ratings and reviews on Urbanspoon are plain fraudulent. I was seriously wondering why after I ate there.

kuldip said...

Sherman i am looking for a good donair place in surrey,could you suggest one...thnx.

Sherman said...

Well... I haven't been to many in Surrey. But I am planning to, so stay tuned!

Sunn said...

Don't know what you guys are talking about! lol This is the best british food i've had in a LONG time! Love the donairs with naan, onion rings, potato skins, bangers and mash...the list is endless!! Absolutely love it!

Sherman said...

Sunn, we are entitled to our opinions, so I am not going to start a debate about the place. With that being said, I find it really strange that all the good reviews of the place are all new users. In fact, when I try to pull up your profile on blogger, it is blocked. So I am not even sure this is legit either. My point is, if the food is truly good, it speaks for itself. If it is indeed good, then the restaurant will thrive, if not, it will close.

Peter Holbrook said...

When did this place open up? I hadn't even noticed it, this is on Scott Road and 82nd by Rogers?

North Delta doesn't have much when it comes to fish and chips,
ocean ave and brit's landing
are alright, nothing special though

would you reccommend trying this place at least once?