More fish and chips for less
Fish and chips is something we all grew up with, and that means cravings for it are going to surface every now and then. To help your wallet save some money every time you feeling like eating this classic dish, we’ve compiled 10 restaurants and cafes with fish and chips for just $12 or less!
1. Wild Wild Catch
Located within an atas HDB, Wild Wild Catch is a western stall at Essen @ The Pinnacle. Granted, it’s not technically a restaurant or cafe, but the clean and cosy ambience sure makes it close to one. Their signature Fish & Chips ($12) is served with seasoned fries, garden salad and lemon with a choice of tartar sauce or Greek yogurt. Other mains include Clams in White Wine Broth ($12) and Claypot Style Prawn Cream Soup ($12). There are also various Seafood Platters ($35/$55/$85), which consists of fresh catches such as half shell scallops, crab claws and prawns.
Address: 1 Cantonment Road, #01-01, The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore 080001
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:30am to 11pm
Tel: 6727 6066
2. Joan Bowen Cafe
A social enterprise that specifically employs special needs youth, Joan Bowen Café was born as a humble dream of Joan’s, a special needs youth who wanted to be a chef. Her parents started the cafe over six years ago and Fish and Chips ($10), Seafood Aglio Olio ($16) and Chili Crab Pasta ($16) are some of the mains offered at here. With its homely atmosphere and relaxed environment, it’s easy to find yourself lingering even after finishing your meal.
Address: 9 Jalan Wangi, Singapore 348359
Opening hours: Mon 11:30am to 4pm, Tues 11:30am to 3pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Sat 1pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6281 3629
3. Ginza Lion Beer Hall
As part of the Sapporo Beer group, Ginza Lion Beer Hall has been around since 1899, with its first outlet located at Ginza, Tokyo. Walk into the restaurant and you will be greeted with a whole wall of beers and spirits, infused with a Japanese vibe. Sapporo Premium Beer Battered Fish & Chips ($12++) is available in both their weekday and weekend lunch menus at Suntec City from 11:30am to 2pm. Other offerings include Soft Shell Crab & Crab Meat Spaghetti ($20++), Teriyaki Chicken Pizza ($18++) and Pork Loin ($26++). With its spacious interior and a wide menu, Ginza Lion Beer Hall is a worthy place to try at Suntec City.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-650, Suntec City East Wing, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am to 11:30pm
Tel: 6410 0590
4. Blu Jaz Cafe
Known for its live music performances, Blu Jaz Café has been around for more than 12 years, owing its success to its dedication to good service, ambience and food. The breaded Fish and Chips ($10.90++) is a great option with a bucket of beers. Other dishes such as Grilled Chicken Chop ($10.90++) and Calamari ($9.50++) are also available. With a laidback atmosphere and affordable mains, Blu Jaz is a great place to enjoy a night of live music after work!
Address: 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848)
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 12pm to 1am, Fri 12pm to 2am, Sat 4pm to 2am
Tel: 6292 3800
5. Fish Tales
If you’re looking for cheap eats around Orchard Road, Fish Tales could be your best bet. Offering 4 types of fish and chips, such as Original ($7.90), Beaurre Au Citron ($8.90), Fiery Sambal ($8.90) and Cheesy Affair ($9.90), Fish Tales differentiates itself from other establishments by offering interesting flavours of the classic dish. Cheesy Affair comes with cheese oozing out of the fish and if that’s not your thing, there is also a host of pastas offered such as Salmon Carbonara ($9.90) and Tom Yum Seafood ($11.90). Try Fish Tales the next time you’re at *SCAPE for flea markets!
Address: 2 Orchard Link, #02-27/02-18B, *SCAPE, Singapore 237978
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6636 9960
Everyone knows about that famous Hokkaido ice-cream located at the basement of Takashimaya, but not many are aware of a place that sells fish and chips for $8.90. Fisherios’ Beer Battered Fish and Chips ($8.90) is a pretty good catch, considering its location at the heart of Orchard Road. Other types of fish such as Salmon ($9.90), Snapper ($9.90) and Cod Fish ($11.90) are also available. Treat yourself to a light portion and save some tummy space for other delights around the basement.
Address: 391A Orchard Road, #B204-4-2, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6738 1111
7. Hob Nob Cafe Bar
It certainly seems like there are a bunch of places serving cheap Fish and Chips in town, ‘cause Hob Nob Café Bar is another one located at Far East Shopping Centre. Tucked away at a corner in Far East, which is always a maze to me, Hob Nob is a cosy joint serving western delights at affordable prices. Top favourites include Fish & Chips ($11.90) and Tomyum Seafood Pasta ($16.80), which is supposedly one of the better ones around town.
Address: 545 Orchard Road, #03-18/19, Far East Shopping Centre, Singapore 238882
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 11pm
Tel: 6734 0474
8. Mr Fish & Chips
At its new location at POMO, Mr Fish & Chips is quite a legend with its disappearing acts due to several location shifts. Despite the moves, their Fish & Chips ($9.90) remain affordable and good enough to whet your appetite. The friendly couple running it definitely makes your experience a positive one and be sure to arrive early during peak hours to beat the lunch crowd!
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-20/21, PoMo, Singapore 188306
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm to 9pm
Tel: 9897 6048
9. Mad Jack
Serving classic western fare in a casual and fuss-free environment, Mad Jack is a Halal-certified bistro conveniently located near Dhoby Ghaut MRT. Psycho Fish and Chips ($8.90+) comes with a side of peach and apple salad as well as fries. The fried fish fillets are crispy on the outside while being substantially fluffy on the inside, making it a no brainer when it comes to food selection here. Desserts such as TiraMADsu ($4.90+) and Wild Boy Banana Crumble ($5.90+) are also worth a mention. If you’re looking for western food similar to the likes of Astons, Mad Jack would be a great alternative!
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #B1-27, NEX, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6634 7551
10. The Usual Place
Update (May 2017): The Usual Place has since closed down.
The Usual Place is a relatively new joint located just a 5- to 10-minute walk from Chinese Garden MRT Station. Serving dishes such as Fish & Chips ($9.90), Salted Egg Prawn Pasta ($12.90) and Honey Soy Chicken ($8.90), this can really be your usual place with its classic offerings. Desserts such as S’mores Waffles ($7.50) and a selection of cakes are also available for those with a sweet tooth. If you’re looking for a more ulu place for brunch in the West, The Usual Place also has weekend brunch favourites such as Eggs & Cheese Benedict’s ($9.90) and French Toast Stick ($8.90). Get your quick fix at The Usual Place ASAP because people are pouring in to try out this hidden gem at Jurong East!
Address: 346 Jurong East Street 31, #01-73, Singapore 600346
Opening hours: Tues–Fri, Sun 11am to 3:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat 11am to 3:30pm
Tel: 6425 1517
Say bye to overpriced fish and chips
The next time your friends mention fish and chips, you’ll have this list ready to impress. Try them all and let us know which is your favourite!