Thursday, January 24, 2013

Captain George's Fish & Chips - Whitby

Had a craving for fish and chips last week and visited Captain George's Fish & Chips, a place I hadn't visited before. They seem to have locations all over Durham, but, the website only mentions the location I visited which is at 201 Dundas St. in Whitby.

I had a lunch special which included cod and chips, a drink and cole slaw for $9.55.

It was a fair sized portion (I was told the filet was 5 ounces). The batter was nice and crisp without being too heavy. In the thickest part of the filet, the batter was a bit greasy, otherwise it was very nice. I believe the fish was previously frozen as it was a bit mushy, on the whole however, I was very happy with the fish.

The chips were a little thinner than most chip shops, they were from small potatoes and a few got slightly overdone for my tastes. Otherwise it was a solid order.

The slaw was finely shredded and had the tang of an oil and vinegar slaw, yet was mayo based. It seems to be a bit of a hybrid. The tartar sauce was house made and was simply mayo, sweet relish and mustard. Nothing wrong with it (it's basically how I make my own). I use dill relish or finely diced pickle which is more my preference (a bit more tang).

After Krispy's closed down I no longer had a go to fish and chip place as most others I have tried in the area have been middling at best. Captain Georges has a new fan, I will return.

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