There is nothing like summer afternoon at the beach with a box of hearty fish and chips. While it’s not quite summer (it will be here in a blink of an eye though), there’s a good chance that you can still enjoy fish and chips, minus the surf, sand and sun.
If you love fish and chips as much as we do – any time of the year – cruise on down to the The Slippery Mackerel Fish & Grill in Armstrong Creek for a feast.
This family run business is relatively new to the area, popping up in the Warralily Village neighbourhood shopping centre at the end of last year, and has since become a local favourite for quality fish and chips. At the hands of Debra and her partner’s cousin Mark, the dynamic duo were inspired by the dream of owning a shop while living locally.
“We love where we live and the community here; everyone seems to look out for each other which is great,” they explain. “I suppose we really wanted to be immersed in it even more!”
With the passion and the means, the duo were quick to create a reputable and quality destination for all your fish and chip needs with a large focus on using reputable local suppliers for their products, along with sourcing fresh local fish whenever possible.
As for the menu, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll find a range of fish including flake, butterfish, whiting, snapper, barramundi, blue grenadier and flathead that you can enjoy battered or grilled, and if you’re looking to get fancy, you can branch out into scallops, prawns, calamari rings, salt and pepper squid, and good old fashioned crab sticks.
A standout item however is their potato cakes, pumpkin cakes and sweet potato cakes – which are all made fresh in store. If you’re more into something a little more hearty, we recommend their southern fried chicken burger which is sure to satisfy any cravings you didn’t even know you had! Go the extra mile and add bacon, cheese and pineapple to this one and there’ll be no turning back.
Locals? Tick. Generous servings? Tick. Fair prices? Tick. We’d be willing to put money on this place as the best fish and chips around – whether it’s eaten on the beach with a sneaky squeeze of lemon, and a cold beer balanced on the sand, or wrapped in paper and taken home for a lazy Sunday night dinner while you binge watch Stranger Things, it’s an Aussie essential and we are loving it.
The Slippery Mackerel is located at Shop 21, Central Boulevard Armstrong Creek (Just off Barwon Heads Rd)