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  Reply # 484391 22-Jun-2011 14:24
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Fish Fins in Newtown, Wellington. Big chips that are almost wedges, super-soft small pieces of fish (they usually throw in an extra bit) with light batter and lemon-pepper seasoning. Yum. The chap that runs the place is a bit "eccentric", but very pleasant.

Starfish in Thorndon is pretty good, but very expensive.

Aro Fish in Aro Street is quite popular, but mainly with students who have no taste (/jk) - I find them a bit hit & miss but mostly pretty good.

Paradise Seafoods in Kelburn is decidedly average.

Brooklyn fish supply is marginally above average, depends who is running the show at the time.

Bond Street apparently does a pretty good chinese meal, I haven't tried the fish & chips under the current management but they used to be ok. They did tend to run the oil a bit old though.

The shop out by Hutt Raceway that won the awards a couple of years running about 5 years back is a bit over-rated, but still pretty good.

Wellington Trawling sea market (the one at the top of Cuba St) - excellent fish, terrible chips. Their Lambton Quay branch is better, but nothing exciting.

Agree with Mauricio, the old shop in Johnsonville is pretty bleak. The one attached to the Mall is better but still nothing very exciting.

I like a good fish & chips :)




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  Reply # 484403 22-Jun-2011 14:42
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Anyone in Riccarton? Is Big garrys still there? His hotdogs were something to behold too. it was a meal in one, a good part of my student allowance was blown on them

Big garrys is still here, still popular in the wee hours. I much prefere capatain bens on ilam road myself, he does really thick chips and a double down copy called the twice down


Where on ilam rd is captain bens? I thought I knew all the local chippies, can't say I've heard of that one.

When Big Garry sold the Riccarton Rd store he opened one in Belfast next to the Antiques store. I believe he still runs that one (can't be sure, been a few years since I last ate there). Was great when I was finishing a late shift during uni and could still get a mega hotdog at midnight for dinner.


Sorry, its just off Ilam Road. Its in the block of shops with a V branded dairy, indian takeaway and Foo Sans chinese restaurant.

Am I right to assume there was never a big guy called gary involved?


IMHO There is a guy by that nickname, older caucasian fella that used to wear stubbies and a T-Shirt all year round. Radio would always be on Radio Sport too. He was running the Belfast store last time I went there. 



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  Reply # 484438 22-Jun-2011 15:30
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jonb: I'm happy to drive out of my way to go the the chip basket in Wairau (Diana Drive), if that's a marker of a good fish and chip shop. Crisp chippies and batter, not too greasy fish and a wide menu selection

I just tried them, their chips are very good. Not greasy, all of their chips are crunchy and there's not half burnt and overcooked and half soft. Also being cooked in vegetable oil have a very different taste to the usual. 

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  Reply # 484585 22-Jun-2011 19:29
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stevenz: Fish Fins in Newtown, Wellington. Big chips that are almost wedges, super-soft small pieces of fish (they usually throw in an extra bit) with light batter and lemon-pepper seasoning. Yum. The chap that runs the place is a bit "eccentric", but very pleasant.

Starfish in Thorndon is pretty good, but very expensive.

Aro Fish in Aro Street is quite popular, but mainly with students who have no taste (/jk) - I find them a bit hit & miss but mostly pretty good.

Paradise Seafoods in Kelburn is decidedly average.

Brooklyn fish supply is marginally above average, depends who is running the show at the time.

Bond Street apparently does a pretty good chinese meal, I haven't tried the fish & chips under the current management but they used to be ok. They did tend to run the oil a bit old though.

The shop out by Hutt Raceway that won the awards a couple of years running about 5 years back is a bit over-rated, but still pretty good.

Wellington Trawling sea market (the one at the top of Cuba St) - excellent fish, terrible chips. Their Lambton Quay branch is better, but nothing exciting.

Agree with Mauricio, the old shop in Johnsonville is pretty bleak. The one attached to the Mall is better but still nothing very exciting.

I like a good fish & chips :)


cheers steve, been in wellington for 6 months and have found 0 fish and chip stores, now i know where to look, thanks. 




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  Reply # 484614 22-Jun-2011 20:10
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dickytim: no one has mentioned the fish and chip shop in Kawakawa Bay, they won over all best fish and chips in the country about 8 years ago, put their prices thru the roof and protions thru the floor!

They were nice but not worth travelling for 45 min then getting ripped off! 


Might be why no one mentioned them. LOL 




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  Reply # 484615 22-Jun-2011 20:12
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jonb: I'm happy to drive out of my way to go the the chip basket in Wairau (Diana Drive), if that's a marker of a good fish and chip shop. Crisp chippies and batter, not too greasy fish and a wide menu selection


That's not far from me. I'll give it a go next time. Ta.  




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Reply # 484658 22-Jun-2011 21:08
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Maybe time to do a tweet up/informal get together of geeks at one of these places!

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  Reply # 484660 22-Jun-2011 21:10
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nate: Maybe time to do a tweet up/informal get together of geeks at one of these places!


I vote for a Wellington one :-D  

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  Reply # 484661 22-Jun-2011 21:12
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Lyttelton fisheries.....   :-(

not there anymore due to bloody earthquake. did the biggest, freshest, tastiest piece of Tarakihi ive ever tried

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  Reply # 484750 22-Jun-2011 23:53
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nate: Maybe time to do a tweet up/informal get together of geeks at one of these places!


I vote for a Wellington one :-D  


If you'd stayed in Auckland, you could've come to our one, like all the other cool kids Laughing

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  Reply # 485089 23-Jun-2011 16:05
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nate: If you'd stayed in Auckland, you could've come to our one, like all the other cool kids Laughing



If I didn't respect so many of you unfortunate enough to live in Auckland I would call "cool" and "Auckland" an oxymoron :-D  

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  Reply # 485411 24-Jun-2011 12:20
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Wervie67: Lyttelton fisheries.....   :-(

not there anymore due to bloody earthquake. did the biggest, freshest, tastiest piece of Tarakihi ive ever tried


Cracroft Fresh Fried in Cashmere Rd is still going

They are definately the best on the South Side of Shakeyville

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