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Synnot Street Fish and Chips

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by TheOnlyFiona (subscribe)
In real life, I do discuss food exactly like how I write in my food review articles. As always my food reviews are scored only on what I've tried and the service expected of that type of establishment.
Published April 13th 2014
Your local fish and chip shop just got a makeover
All the basics are there: some seating, wall length deep fryer and counter plus cash register in an L shape. What makes Synnot Street stand out is the decor. It's the fish and chip shop that looks like a cafe. Don't expect a picture of a fish in the sign.

Synnot St Fish & Chips shop facade
Synnot St Fish & Chips shop facade

A bead display, trendy but not too trendy (read upbeat) furniture, and a hipster waiting area; the waiting area seating is a bench covered in potato sack material for both bench and cushions. It's a nice touch that doesn't quite match everything else.

Potato sack waiting area
Potato sack waiting area

The menu has quite a few different choices for fish, seafood packs and other crowd favourites like burgers and soulaki/wraps. There's even a specials menu on a whiteboard wall and they've even branched out into fried rice. Now to the most important thing - the fish and chips.

Fish and Chips potato cake tartare sauce
Fish and Chips and a potato cake with tartare sauce

[ADVERT]Good. Really good. Really really good. Crunchy hot chips and a choice of crunchy or grilled fish. Exactly what you deserve and hope for when you go into a fish and chip shop. The homemade potato cakes were really good as well. These are much bigger than the little shrunken normal potato cakes that make you feel like you're biting into five parts fried batter to one part potato.

Busy and sometimes crowded, Synnot Street delivers. It's the great fish and chip shop that just looks really modern.

Experience Summary:

Service 4 stars; service is good, be prepared to wait if it's busy.

Atmosphere 4 stars; popular with a variety of people, clean and modern setting.

Food 5 stars; fish and chips exactly how you want them.

Uniqueness factor fish and chips in a more updated setting
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Phone: 9741 7868
Where: Shop 3/32 Synnot Street, Werribee
Cost: Various
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