I always associate fish and chips with Fridays. It's probably because in my first year while studying in England, the dining room at my halls of residence will serve fish, chips and peas without fail on Friday. Believe me, I got sick of fish and chips since it became a weekly affair even though they did switch the type of fish served each week. Luckily it was Friday hence you had the option to skip dinner and eat outside.
On Wednesday after lazing around the past few days, we decided to try out this place at Changkat Bukit Bintang. It had been a bright afternoon with sunlight lingering on despite it being the evening when we sat down at the restaurant. We chose to sit outside the restaurant at their wooden benches to see the world pass by. Essentially a casual restaurant, there's no menus here and you choose your food items from the blackboard. It's also a nice place to chill out and great for nursing a cool tall beer especially on the bar counter.
Splashie Boy ordered the fish and chips which came in a nifty presentation. Scrunched up newspaper at the bottom with a piece of kitchen paper holding the chips and fried fish on top with tartare sauce on the side . Definitely better than the newspapers they use to wrap the fish and chips in England. You can select which type of fish you wish to have fried ranging from the Dory to exotic fish like the Parrot Fish and even Salmon. He decided on the Dory which was not bad but not as fantastic as the version we tried in PS Cafe. Maybe this was due to the fish but the fried batter wouldn't stick so you had to eat the crunchy bits seperate. Heard quite a lot about the chips which is said to be home made. Kinda dissapointing that day as they were slightly too overfried with some too crunchy bits.
I had the Cumberland Fish Pie (RM25) with a side salad. You can choose what side you wish whether it's more carbs in the form of colcannon (something we don't see much here since we're so far away from Scotland) or chips. Portions are super generous and underneath my mash potato topping, I found chunks of white fish and salmon mixed with peas. The sauce was creamy but not too rich which I liked. I had loads of salad - black olives, gem lettuces, frisee, cucumber sticks and red cabbage doused in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Aside from fish and chips, they also serve a variety of pies which sound tempting, posh nosh with lots of fancier fish dishes plus Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding on Sunday. Will definitely make another trip here as I love English Pies and who could resist Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding.
Magnificent Fish and Chips Bar
28 Changkat Bukit Bintang
Tel No: 03 - 2142 7021
(Pork free. Open from breakfast till late every night. Also serves all day breakfast items.)