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Posted on: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Skippers Fish and Chips – Great food and great value for money

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I usually don’t enjoy doing restaurant reviews, or any review for that matter, on my own, but a recent lunch time visit to Skippers Fish and Chips, situated in the heart of the Pietermaritzburg CBD, proved to be an exception to the rule.

Established in 1994 the restaurant was the first store in the Skippers franchise and is one of the city’s busiest and most popular eating spots. The menu (both take away and sit down) covers everything a seafood connoisseur could wish for …

Mouth watering helpings of calamari, hake, kingklip, snoek, sole, haddock, mussels and prawns in a variety of guises are available while side orders include savoury rice, peas, mushrooms and garlic, onion rings, garlic and plain rolls, chips (French fries), potato wedges, fish cakes and fish nuggets. For those who like it hot, the restaurant also serves both calamari and prawn curry.

Not being particularly hungry I decided that a large hake fillet and chips for just under R50 would be more than enough to fill the gap and I wasn’t left disappointed. The portion of hake was very generous, the chips absolutely delicious and with a free helping of coleslaw also coming with the meal, I could not but be impressed.

My dish was also well presented, the waitress attentive and courteous although not overly friendly, while the restaurant’s lively atmosphere and a refreshing glass of grapetiser were ideal in keeping me alert on a hot, muggy day. Pressed for time I was forced to skip dessert, but that certainly didn’t detract from a most enjoyable eating experience.

Contact details:
+27 (0)33 394 1180/7093
Physical Address:
48 Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal

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