Let me start by saying I like fish and chips. I have fond memories of going
to a true “chipper” in Toronto and getting an order of fish and chips
wrapped in newspaper to take into the Saturday matinee. You got a
choice of fish and the movie house actually let you bring in food back
That particular “chipper” is long gone; the whole north east corner
of Carlton and Yonge long ago lost its small buildings and shops. But I
remember that “chipper” with fondness so, I’m always on the lookout for
a new fish and chip place here in Kitchener Waterloo.
I ate at Golden Fish and Chip (94 Bridgeport Road East Waterloo, ON
N2J 2J9 (519) 888-6660) last Friday, December 12, 2008. It was a little disappointing. The décor was pleasant, more upscale than your usual fish and chip place.
There was a large selection of fish just like at my childhood “chipper”
but they were rather expensive – the cheapest was Pollock at $7.50 (two
fillets, fries and coleslaw) and you were not given a choice of sides.
The sides on the menu included that British favourite mushy peas.
My order was nothing to write home about; most pubs do fish and
chips better and the fries were not anywhere as good as the family
favourites for fries – Swiss Chalet and New York Fries. Joey’s Only
Seafood Restaurants (370 Highland West Kitchener ON N2M 5J9) is much
better, less expensive and you can choose your sides from a much more
If you are looking for upscale and a good choice of seafood dinners
then you could try Baker’s Cove Family Seafood Restaurant (355 Erb St W
Waterloo, ON N2L 1W4) or near Golden and less expensive, Granny Bonn’s
Fish N Chips (90 Weber St N Waterloo, ON N2J 3G8) Our favourite remains
Joey’s or one of the brew pubs.