Fish and chips are synonymous with beaches, everyone can agree to that. Most locals would think of Bondi, Coogee, Manly or the beaches up north for some good ol' fish and chips.
The inner west may not be known for its beaches, but did you know that it hosts the 'best fish and chips shop in the universe'? Or so they claim. I may not have tried all the fish and chips there is to try out there, but I think this shop reserves the right to boast a little (OK, maybe a little is understated) because their fish and chips is pretty darn good.
Ocean Foods or 'the best fish 'n' chips in the universe' is situated in a prime location right at the busy intersection of Lyons Road and Gipps Street in Drummoyne. It is a quick 2 minute drive away from Five Dock Bay, arguably the best place to enjoy the 'best fish 'n' chips in the universe', away from the hustle and bustle of traffic on Lyons Road. It is quiet and serene, with some pretty impressive views of Gladesville bridge.
Fish and chips from Ocean Foods is cheap as chips, costing less that $20 to feed two hungry adults. They serve a generous portion of chips, often with enough leftovers to feed the stalking seagulls at the bay. The fresh seafood on display is very appetizing and you'll be tempted to take some home and fire up the grill. Oceans Food is a seafood lover's paradise.
Service is quick and they have an efficient ordering system practised to perfection so even on the busiest of days, you won't be waiting forever for your fish and chips.
Once you've got your fish and chips, head down Gipps Street towards Five Dock Bay. The road you are looking for is The Esplanade. There are plenty of benches for you to sit and enjoy your food, and bins are even provided. It doesn't get any better than that.
Five Dock Bay with a view of the Gladesville Bridge
Sure, it ain't a beach, but to be able to enjoy the 'best fish and chips in the universe' with a view that speaks volumes without the crowd that often comes with a beach, this is pretty darn good I'd say.
Sadly there is not pictorial evidence of 'the best fish and chips in the universe' but I assure you that it is that good for us to have wolfed it down without thinking of snapping a photo first. But hey, all the more reason for you to head down to Ocean Foods to see what all the fuss is about, right?
If you are talking about a choice of many types of fish to have cooked for you with chips...'Ocean Foods' in Drummoyne is reasonable.
However, if you are talking about 'quality' in the fish and chips in the taste test...no way!
Ocean Foods was reasonably good perhaps 8 - 10 years ago...but to say they are the best in Sydney, let alone the world is a joke.
In fact I gave up on them two years ago...the quality was questionable and the batter falling off was irritating...plus the soft to soggy chips.
This happened on more than one visit I assure you.
Ocean Foods lives on a past reputation that they may have deserved once upon a time.
Today...they are just a very ordinary fish 'n chip location.
With a loyal patronage...I presume with blinkered vision!
But I sure agree with your location(s) to sit and eat with sun and air...
For simple fish 'n chips in the inner west...the one in Annandale is far superior!
(That is just in the inner west...not Sydney nor Australia.
My best in Oz is in Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road (Vic)...you cannot miss them on the main road driving through...painted in a soft blue...'Apollo Bay Fish 'n Chips'...a lovely friendly Greek family has been running is this beauty for years...
You can select even local hake caught from the ocean across the road...and the chips have a lovely crunch with a fluffy potato centre...and with a splash of lemon and salt...the world seems a much nicer place..
Liechhardt - Sydney