Halibut and chips for $24...
A real letdown, not enough taste, chips were flaccid, and the only saving grace was that the fish was of good quality. But definitely not worth the asking price.
If you crave this, go to the Fish and Chips place in Greenwood instead. Much better.
A branch near Tanjong Katong too...
Smith Fish and Chips
Where: Smiths @ Boat Quay, 50 Boat Quay, Singapore 049839 (Tel: 65367316). Other outlets at Balmoral Plaza and 230 Tanjong Katong Road.
Setting: Tiny eatery below a fight club in the famous row of eateries and bars facing the Singapore River. Functional furniture, open kitchen, UK symbols and incongruous music add to the irreverent English vibes.
Must-nibble: While fish and chips is the main event here, grab the Beef and Guinness Pie if you have little time for lunch. Filled with meat chunks in a mellow stout gravy, the crusty pie with mushy peas and chips should fortify you for the next round of boardroom battle. If that's not enough, snag a few pork sausages with a herbal assault and down them with English beer. Call in advance for takeaway if you're in a rush.
Other worthy bites: Turn to the creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pie for comfort if the first half of your day has already transformed you into a frazzled executive. If you're a true Brit, you'll feel quite at home with the fish and chips doused with vinegar and salt, as well as the Christmas carols played in the background at this time of the year.
When to go: Open daily, 11.30am till 11pm
How much: Sausage from $7.50, Fish & Chips from $11.50, and side orders from $1.50.
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