We were at Lonsdale Quay for their farmer’s market. After a stroll along the water’s edge, and peaking at what each vendor had to offer, we wandered in to the market place for some warmth and ready made food.
We walked the food court until we decided on fish and chips at “Montgomery Fish & Chips”. The look of their booth matched the traditional and regal sounding family name that it began with. The booth’s boarder was decorated to look like a wooden castle with several planks creating a jagged roof top and a gate with cast iron hinges at the bottom. A dragon was perched above and broad swords flanked either ends.
They offered only what their named mentioned various types of fish fried or in nugget form, and chips dressed in either salt or vinegar, or covered in gravy with cheese for a poutine.
We grabbed two pieces of battered and deep fried cod, with a side of thicker cut fries. And due to one of our two peeves pf fish being on the smaller side, they generously gave us a third smaller one to make up for it. They did the same to one of the other guests before us, making sure to point it out as the they came to claim their plastic tray at the counter.
These were mighty fine fish and chips, hot and flaky fish hidden under a coating of crispy fried breading. No complaints, we just needed more than two small dollops of tartare sauce to eat it all with.
Of note, the nice feature about this food plaza is that it includes a brewery; and they allow you to bring in outside food to enjoy their beers with, and we did just that. Fish and chips with craft beer is a lovely combination. Read more about that on my next post.
Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – Yes.
Would I recommend it? – No.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – No.
Stand up, quick and easy fish and chips. A great option when in the area and looking for a comforting lunch. Don’t deny your cravings.