Surry Hills is alive with fish and chips! Not your usual fish shop, this sophisticated venue is a new take on a popular favourite. Crown Street Fish Shop has taken over the old Rainford Street Social space in the heart of Surry Hills on Crown Street. Chef Gregory Bell, previously from Toko and Café Sydney has creatively enhanced your usual basic fish and chip options.
Specials include Coronas and a bucket of prawns for $40 or $1 oyster’s on Mondays.
The area is fit out in a nautical theme with a fantastic mix of communal tables, wooden seating and chairs and hanging rope decorations.
When you order up front at the counter, you are given a cool looking fishing rod with your number on it.
Tuna sashimi with truffle ponzu
A really interesting dish. Fresh tuna slices are soaked in a citrusy and earthy truffle ponzu. The ponzu kind of gently cures the tuna giving it a melt in your mouth consistency. Sprinkled with some crunchy onion slices and fresh chives, this was a great dish to share.
Lobster mac ‘n’ cheese – $18
Now this was a decadent spin on an old favourite. Silky elbows of macaroni lathered in stringy creamy cheese. We all remember this as a kid. But what made this dish different (and amazingly delicious) was the large chunks of lobster. Baked into the crunchy breadcrumb topping this was one of those dishes you want to keep all to yourself.
Wagyu Cheeseburger – lettuce , cheese, pickles, ketchup -$10
I like a burger that doesn’t have something to prove. The burger was perfect in its simplicity. Nothing fancy. Just good old fashion ingredients. Simple but oh so good. The wagyu patty was sublime. Moist, pink and juicy with a great charred flavour. I really cant express how happy I was to not have a brioche bun. It seem like every burger you eat these days is on one and to tell you the truth I’m a little over it.
Crown Street Fish Shop has reeled in the best dining features including a fun and vibrant venue, a good location, serving great food.
Crown Street Fish Shop
500 Crown Street,
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW