Fish and chips are probably one of the few dishes that we grew up with and it is a dish that’s fit for any occasion.
The first fish and chip shop is said to have opened in the 1860s in London and since then, the British snack has quickly become a staple food across many different countries due to how delicious it is and how easy it is to put together. With the delicious golden-brown fish fillets that are deep-fried to perfection and a simple side of crispy fries, what’s there not to like about this comforting dish?
From hipster cafes to hawker centres, you can find different renditions of this dish almost anywhere in Singapore. As a tribute to the humble English meal, we present to you a list of 13 fish and chips in Singapore you sea-riously need to check out.
For those looking for a wallet-friendly restaurant that still provides quality food, 49 Seats is the place for you. Keeping its fusion Western delights affordable and consistent, this casual dining restaurant has definitely found its way to keep its customers going back for more.
Although they are best known for their Tom Yum Pasta, their other fusion Western dishes are not to be taken lightly as well! If you are looking for something filling, try their Fish And Chips With Tom Yum Sauce that comes with a generous portion of fish that is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Orchard Central #08-08
181 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6509 5895
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat to Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
Fish & Chicks specialises in the good ol’ Western classic—Fish & Chips.
Each Fish & Chips portion includes a choice of two side dishes or their signature garlic fried rice. And it is the iconic Salted Egg Fish & Chips (S$10.90) that everyone comes to Fish & Chicks for.
The fork-tender fresh fish fillet is coated with a light and fluffy savoury batter before it is deep-fried till golden and crisp. The battered fish is then drenched in glorious salted egg yolk sauce. Kudos to Fish & Chicks for revamping a British classic into a fusion delicacy. Fish And Chicks has one of the best fish & chips in Singapore.
Fish And Chicks
Blk 531 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
#01-2429 Happy Hawkers
Mon to Sun: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio
* Multiple outlets islandwide
Photo Credit: Fish Tales
Taking up a humble spot on the second floor of *Scape, Fish Tales is an eatery dedicated to all things fish. Just as its name suggests, fish and chips is one of their specialities and it would be silly not to order it while you are there.
Cheese lovers will definitely fall in love with their Cheesy Affair (S$10.90). Their battered fish is stuffed with cheese–each bite you take oozes with cheesy goodness–and drizzled with a generous amount of nacho cheese on top. Another crowd favourite is the Fiery Sambal (S$9.90), which came with a generous portion of fish sitting atop a bed of lightly salted chips and a side of fiery hot sambal that packs a punch.
2 Orchard Link, SCAPE
Tel: +65 +65 6636 9960
Mon to Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
A step into Fresh Fruits Lab (FFL) instantly lifts up your mood. Boasting a colourful, pastel interior that is both whimsical and photogenic, this cafe is also kid-friendly, with a play corner specially catered for your little ones. The Classic British Fish and Chips (S$12) is our all-time favourite main at FFL.
As plain and boring as it sounds, the portion size is massive, and the fish remains firm, flaky and delicately soft, encrusted by a thin layer of white ale batter. Their homemade tartar sauce boasts a slight spice to it that made the whole dish even more enjoyable. As if the generous serving is not filling enough, it comes with a side of fruit salad and truffle fries.
We will go out on a limb and say that this is one of the best fish & chips we’ve had in Singapore. And it is super affordable, too!
Fresh Fruits Lab – The Z Edition
28 Clementi Road
Tel: +65 6803 7472
(Closed on Mondays)
Tues to Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat & Sun: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Kent Ridge
*Multiple outlets islandwide
True to its name, Greenwood Fish Market is definitely the place to go if you are a fish or seafood lover. Established in 2003, this retailer and family-run restaurant have stayed true to their humble beginnings by offering value-for-money Western-style cuisine. With over 20 types of fish to choose from, you will be able to find a fish that suits your palate.
Try their House Fish & Chips (S$19.95), which comes with a healthy dose of salad and chips. Each piece of battered red snapper fish was coated thinly with a non-oily batter that is deep-fried till golden brown.
Greenwood Fish Market
34 Greenwood Avenue Hillcrest Park
Tel: +65 6467 4950
Daily: 12pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens
*Multiple outlets islandwide
HyfeCafe by Changi Recommends is Singapore’s first ever travel-lifestyle concept cafe where all your planning woes will be solved. If you are preparing for an upcoming trip, HyfeCafe is packed with all the resources you need. From a travel concierge to an exclusive in-house booking app, this is the go-to place to answer all your burning travel-related questions and of course, some good food while you are busy planning your trip.
Since this list is all about the fish and chips, presenting to you HyfeCafe’s Salted Egg Fish & Chips, which comes with a few pieces of crispy battered fish that goes well with their flavoursome salted egg yolk sauce and tangy mayonnaise served at the side.
10 Tampines Central 1
#03-25 Tampines 1
Tel: +65 6572 5522
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tampines
Photo credit: Oriole Coffee + Bar
A step into Oriole Coffee + Bar gives a casual and relaxed vibe, with a modest amount of tables placed both indoors and al fresco. Founded in 2008, this diner has an interesting concept as it transforms from a speciality coffeehouse during the day to a trendy bar at night.
Oriole’s Ginger Ale Fish & Chips (S$22) is a hit among its patrons, and we can definitely understand why. Tender and well done, the ginger ale battered snapper fish has a crunchy bite to it and it is piping hot when served—just the perfect dish to go along with some draft beer.
Oriole Coffee + Bar
96 Somerset Road, #01-01
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
Sun to Thurs: 8am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 8am – 12am
Tel: +65 6238 8348
Nearest Station: Somerset
Photo Credit: Oxwell & Co.
OXWELL AND CO.
Nestled atop Ann Siang Hill, Oxwell & Co. is an English-inspired bar and bistro conceived by a group of Brits pining for their local pub whilst embracing Singapore’s rich heritage. From the lighting to the rustic interior, a step into Oxwell & Co. instantly brings a surge of nostalgia of the colonial days.
The battered sea bass was firm but flaky enough and it was so well seasoned that it can be eaten on its own without any condiments. Deep-fried till golden brown, the crispy skin encased tender and moist fish meat and the chips are definitely fluffier as compared to others.
Oxwell & Co.
5 Ann Siang Road
Tel: +65 6438 7036
Mon to Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
Decorated in a fitting, nautical-themed and navy blue interior, Oyster Co is well known for their fresh oysters (duh!) and other ocean delights. Situated opposite the popular Central Perk Cafe, Oyster Co is one of the first bars in Asia to serve Budweiser on tap.
Imagine yourself enjoying a lovely meal on a cruise–pair it with a refreshing sparkling wine, as well as a plate of fish and chips, and the image is complete. Their Fish & Chips (S$10++) came with batter-fried mackerel fish, Belgium straight cut fries and Hainanese Chilli.
#01-06 Central Mall
1 Magazine Road
Tel: +65 9423 2895
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
PONG Singapore is a modern beer pong-centric bar that takes its bar food up a notch by providing quality delights that go far beyond your typical bar grub.
Their Beer Battered Fish & Chips (S$28++) comes with a generous serving of thickly-cut chips, a generous serving of mushy peas and a massive battered cod fillet. Wonderfully crispy, the lightly battered exterior of the fillet was neither oily nor overly doughy. On the side, you get a tray of condiments featuring malt vinegar, ketchup and salt–all of them complemented the fish really well.
3B River Valley Road #01-17,
Tel: +65 8808 7664
Sun to Tue & Thu: 5.30pm – 2am
Wed, Fri & Sat: 5.30pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Fort Canning / Clarke Quay
Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe is a hidden cafe that is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It provides a unique experience where you can see the takeoff and landing of planes up close while munching on some lovely café food.
Just like what you would expect from a classic plate of fish and chips, Soek Seng’s Fish & Chips (S$11.80) boasts a crispy batter, which we thoroughly enjoyed with some tartar sauce. Every order of the Fish & Chips comes with a side of fries, fresh coleslaw and salad.
Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe
#01-01 Maj Aviation Building
80 Seletar Aerospace View
Tel: +65 6659 6124
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Seng Kang
Photo Credit: Smiths
Started by two Englishmen who wanted to bring authentic British fish and chips to Singapore, Smiths is a no-frills eatery located in Balmoral Plaza that delivers quality fish and chips right to your plate. Unlike the usual dory fish used by hawkers and restaurants for their fish and chips, Smiths offers fish such as cod, haddock and halibut, just like those used in traditional British fish and chips.
The codfish came with a large serving of chips as well as a side of tartar sauce, and what’s interesting is that they also have a small bowl of curry gravy by the side. Deep-fried till a beautiful golden-brown, the batter was wonderfully crunchy while the cod remained decently flaky and succulent.
271 Bukit Timah Road
#01-02 Balmoral Plaza
Mon to Sun: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Tel: +65 6737 9313
Nearest Station: Newton
THE SHIP RESTAURANT
A step into The Ship Restaurant makes you feel as if you are dining in a ship with its dim lighting and elaborate décors such as anchors and lifebuoys. Although the dim lighting makes it quite difficult to read the menu, the beautifully decorated interior and the warm service from the friendly staffs definitely makes up for it.
The Fried Fish And Chips (S$15.90++) comes with breaded fish fillet served with a side of salad and French fries. The piquant fish fillets were succulent and fresh and special mention has to be made about the straight-cut fries that are not only wonderfully golden but are also salted just lightly enough for the earthy taste of the potato to come through.
The Ship Restaurant
1 Scotts Road
Shaw Centre #03-16/18
Mon to Thurs: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Fri to Sun: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard