Raglan Fish, Raglan

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Our recent day trip to Raglan brought us to this lovely fish & chips place – and I must say that barring the Sydney fish market (which is tough to beat!), this was possibly the most enjoyable fish & chips experience I’ve had thus far. :) Unlike the average fish-n-chippy, Raglan Fish is situated right at the tip of the wharf, with a gorgeous view of the sea and of the fishing boats coming and going. They have a huge variety of fresh fish to choose from, and additionally have daily specials such as seafood chowder, sashimi, or octopus (or so their FB page indicates).

There was unfortunately no octopus on the day we arrived, so we settled for the daily fish & chips deal (dory), and a seafood chowder. The fish & chips was huge, almost enough for two people really. The dory was fresh and perfectly cooked, juicy and flaking on the inside, with light and crispy batter on the outside. Even the chips were excellent, though we did pay $1 extra for the beer batter. The seafood chowder, unfortunately, was rather average in my view.

The meal wasn’t cheap, or at least not as cheap as you’d expect from a fish-n-chippy – the daily deals are decent value for money at $11 for a huge portion, but if you wanted to order any other type of fish you’d be paying >$12 for 200g of fish alone, and chips are additional. Drinks are $3 for tiny bottles. And the seafood chowder, which is self-service in a paper cup, is pretty steep at $8.

Still, Raglan Fish is worth a visit IMO, especially if you are in Raglan for the day. Grab a fish & chips deal to share, sit outside by the sunny wharf, and chill out amongst the circling seagulls.

 

Cost: $11 – $20 pp
Food: 4 Stars
Service: 4 Stars
Ambience: 4.5 Stars
Value for money: 3 Stars

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