As a red-blooded Australian this is hard to admit, but there are just some things the Brits do better than us: football (for now), test match cricket (this year) and all things potato (hot and cold). While the first two are not exactly things to rejoice in, the abundance of British shops popping up across Brisbane makes it very easy to indulge in the third.
Chumley Warners serves up your traditional British fish and chip fare: chips, mushy peas, battered sausages, steak and ale pies, scampi and, of course, battered fish. None of it great for your waistline, but all of it delicious. For those Brits (or returned Aussies) among you who have been yearning for British chips, your prayers have been answered; these are the real deal. Nessie's Fish Bite, in Northlakes, also specialises in British fish and chips, but with a focus on Scottish fare, so if it's haggis you crave, this is the place for you.
In the same complex as Chumley Warners is Britain on the Bayside, one of the best-stocked British shops in Brisbane. Here you will find the usual favourite chocolate bars, crisps and lollies, as well as cereal, condiments, and fresh produce such as sausages, pork pies and cheese. They also stock a huge range of British memorabilia and souvenirs.
A little further afield is Teddies 'n' Sweets in Redcliffe, which is a combination sweet shop and tea room. Their menu features some British favourites, like Cornish pasties, pork pies and bakewell tarts.
Aside from these places, there are also a number of British sweet shops around Brisbane and the Gold Coast, so if you have a hankering for a Yorkie or a packet of Hula Hoops, here are some places that can satisfy your craving: Celtic Koala, Windsor Syd's Pies, Loganholme The British Lolly Shop, Surfers Paradise Candy Time, Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre
You don't need to get on a plane to get a taste of the mother country.
I'll die happy when i finally see the good old chips and baked beans on the menus of these places. Its a Midlands tradition people
By paulj2 - reader Monday, 4th of April @ 11:53 am
Thank you for your recommendation. It's been 10years since I've been home and the currie and chips with haddock from Chumley Warners was just like home! :) Happy little Brit.
By Kathy Foster - senior reviewer Friday, 22nd of July @ 10:59 am
I've been there for faggots, chips and mushy peas too, washed down with Tizer. Yum! Another place to try is The Fox & Hounds at the base of Mt Tamborine. I've just done an article on it, it's just like a British pub, but it's a restaurant. I can recommend the beef and Guinness pie.
By Sue - senior reviewer Monday, 25th of July @ 04:05 am
Don't forget the sweet shop in the arcade between Central railway and Queen St Mall as you go down the escalators through to the food court. Stocking things British & Kiwi stuff!
By arw18 - reader Wednesday, 27th of July @ 12:51 am