Best Fish and Chips in Penang

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Back then when fish and chips was habituated in England, it was a stock meal for the working class; conversely today it’s a meal that everyone around the world gleefully grins at. This dish of battered fish fillets served piping hot with deep-fried chips has got our palates hooked. We have gone fishing for the finest fish and chips in Penang, therefore be prepared for unrelenting hunger pangs while reading.

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    Blue Reef Fish & ChipsNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Undeniably, this picturesque restaurant overlooking the calm ocean is among the top-notch spots in Penang to quell your palate when it’s begging for traditional fish and chips. With six different choices of fresh fish coated with either beer batter or bread crumbs, it’s a hearty portion paired with salad, thick-cut fries, tartar sauce and a lemon wedge. This certainly has all boxes ticked for a memorable meal. 

    Tips

    You can bring your own bottle of wine without corkage fee.

    Things to expect

    Traditional fish and chips served in an alluring ambience.

    Best with

    Assorted milk shakes

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Blue Reef Fish & Chips View restaurant

    Straits Quay, 3A-G-20, Block A, Ground Floor, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164059182

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    10:30AM—10:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—10:30PM
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    David Brown's Restaurant and Tea TerracesPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Located at the summit of Penang Hill, this colonial British-styled restaurant is a feast for gastronomic gurus as well as photography enthusiasts, and is named after a renowned pre-war businessman. The fish and chips are exceptional - fillet of fresh sea bass crumbed and deep-fried till crunchy, yet maintaining the tenderness of the fillet inside. Paired with shoestring fries, blanched greens, tartar sauce and a wedge of lemon.

    Tips

    Start with their homemade fluffy buns and soup before heading for main dishes.

    Things to expect

    Splendid meals and ambience.

    Best with

    Their signature Chicken and Mushroom Pie.

    Price

    RM42.00 to RM80.00

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    David Brown's Restaurant and Tea Terraces View restaurant

    Lot 400 Strawberry Hill, Penang Hill, , 11300, Georgetown, Penang
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    048288337

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Uncle Albert’s Fish & ChipsPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    After appeasing palates all around Ireland and England, Uncle Albert’s Fish & Chips has extended their savoury secret to Straits Quay. Be it grilled, baked or deep-fried, the bar is raised sky high where each bite is a lip-smacking marriage of freshness and flavours. Piping-hot fish on a bed of rocket leaves served with thick-cut fries, coleslaw and mushy peas are what you get at this awesome fish and chips joint.

    Tips

    The set menu is reasonably priced and comes with lemon tea, soup and a main meal.

    Things to expect

    Hospitality and service of the staff are praiseworthy.

    Best with

    Ice Lemon Tea & Beer

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM50.00

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    Uncle Albert’s Fish & Chips View restaurant

    3A-G-8, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Georgetown, Penang
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    048903407

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    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Mount Erskine Hainan WesternNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The best thing about being in the culinary capital of Malaysia is you don’t need to trail down famous restaurants to obtain mouthwatering meals; little stalls bring out the finest flavours too. Well-known among locals for its array of choices and wallet-friendly bills, Mount Erskine Hainan Western dishes out fresh fillets either crumbed and deep-fried or grilled, accompanied with a fluffy bun, crinkle-cut fries and an oniony tartar sauce. Fancy something unusual? Try drenching the fish with sauces from black pepper to spicy Thai sauce.

    Tips

    Get in early as it's usually packed with families.

    Things to expect

    Commendable portions with affordable prices.

    Best with

    Mushroom Soup and Garlic Bread

    Price

    RM8.50 to RM15.00

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    Mount Erskine Hainan Western View restaurant

    Sbh 80I, Jalan Mount Erskine, 10470, Georgetown, Penang
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    048995339

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:30PM—12:00AM
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    Helena's CafePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Numerous restaurants linger in our mind for its pleasing ambience and palatable meals, yet only a few make us feel at home. Located along the bustling Batu Ferringhi road, Helena's Cafe has been fascinating locals and foreigners with a plethora of local delights, tantalising tandoori, spicy curries and Western foods in a laid-back environment. Be it grilled or deep-fried, the fillets are lean, crispy and served with a generous portion of fries – just like from mum’s kitchen!

    Tips

    Make sure you sink your teeth into their succulent satay and tandoori chicken too.

    Things to expect

    Cosy environment and large servings, a good place to spend your weekends.

    Best with

    Fresh juices

    Price

    RM18.00 to RM30.00

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    Helena Cafe View restaurant

    43-B, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164645202

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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:30PM
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    Living Room Cafe Bar GalleryNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tucked in the tourist-trodden area, Living Room Cafe is renowned for harmonising Western and Asian delights in a soothing environment. Among the favourites are their fish and chips - battered fish fillet matched with fries and a dollop of rich mayonnaise. While listening to classic rock and roll music, unwind yourself with new friends; and If you’re a guitarist, the stage is yours!

    Tips

    Never leave the cafe without tasting their beef rendang.

    Things to expect

    Delicious Asian and Western food.

    Best with

    Quality house wine

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM30.00

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    The Living Room Cafe Bar & Gallery View restaurant

    43-C Batu Ferringhi, 11100, George Town, Penang
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    0174772148

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—03:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:45PM—10:00PM
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    Gala House Restaurant & Cafe

    Sandwiched between heritage shop houses, Gala House has been a hipsters hunting spot over the years. With several signature dishes to choose from, Uncle Toni’s Fish and Chips is among the patrons’ favourite pick. Fish coated in a light beer batter and deep-fried till golden brown, perched atop a bed of addictive fries, mayonnaise and wasabi tartar sauce; giving your taste buds an instant tang.

    Tips

    Wrap up your meal with their Jack Daniel’s Chocolate Cake.

    Things to expect

    Great hospitality and food.

    Best with

    Dalmatian 101 - Vanilla Latte with chocolate chips

    Price

    RM13.90 to RM30.00

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