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i have heard some less than average reviews about this place, but my dad was visiting from interstate and he wanted a decent meal (he's a meat and veg kind of guy). thought i'd give this place a go after walking past it for 2 years always wondering.
We ordered a large chips, 3 pieces of battered barra and 6 pieces of calamari (to serve 3 adults and a child, $33). First off, i called through the order at 8:20 pm when they close at 8:30 (yes i was that painful customer!!) the man on the end was happy to take my order and said it would be ready in 10 minutes.
This was the best take away meal i have had in a while! The chips were 10/10 perfect, so fluffy and non-greasy. Same goes for the barra, definitely uses good quality fish here. Delicately flavoured and crispy battered but again non-greasy. Pleasantly surprised by the calamari too! it can be a bit touch and go, it's always a 50/50 chance you are going to get rubber bands, but the calamari here was D-licious and not chewy. Either they use fresh or good quality frozen.
Will definitely be going back! i can't believe i waited so long to try it. I think since erskineville has a trendy rep, people expect gourmet standard stuff at every place they go. If you are after a decent feed without pretension, this is the place you should visit :)