Chumley Warners Traditional British Fish & Chips

Chumley Warners

Chumley Warner’s Traditional British Fish & Chips is as authentic as it gets, and our very own Guest Blogger Brian introduced me to this hidden little nugget.

As you may have noticed through the various reviews on here, Brian is quite the connoisseur when it comes to fish and chippery’s, so when he offered to introduce me to this one, I just knew I couldn’t say no.

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about food is that I LOVE trying authentic delicacies from different countries – I love the flavours and the textures (and trying to guess what it is I’m actually eating) – and food is such a social thing for me too.

Chumley Warner's

Chumley Warner's

I loved the counter tops and display areas – how good do those pies look?! There’s a nice selection to choose from (including Chunky Steak and Guinness). I adored the fish & chip boxes too for snack packs etc

Now… onto the good stuff… the food we selected:

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Mini Haddock & Chips – $11.95

This was Brian’s meal – Haddock & Chips – and those chips… so full of flavour… these photos honestly don not do them justice.

As we often do, we sampled each others meal Рthat fish was damn good! I almost regretted not ordering that instead.. almost РI think I chose the perfect dish to try out for the first time there though.

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Faggots (Rissoles) in onion gravy, chips and mushy peas $12.95

My choice: These are basically sausage rissoles in a deliciously thick onion gravy (you can even see the onions), with chips and mushy peas. My taste buds were in for a real treat with this meal – from the hearty rissoles, to the gravy, to the chips and the mushy peas. THIS is what mushy peas should look like – not that stuff we’re served as a substitute – this is the real deal and with just one bite you’re in heaven.

Looking at the serving sizes above, you’d be misled to think you’d be able to polish it off quickly – however it’s quite a substantial serving and VERY filling… but of course, even though we were getting full – we didn’t stop there… did I hear someone say “Haggis”?!

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Battered Haggis $4.85

Another first for me – I’d never had Haggis before, but heard people talk about it – especially those who are native to the UK and miss it. I now understand why – another scrumptious delicacy (and filling too)… something I’m noticing about all this British food is how full you feel after it. It’s good, hearty food that really hits the spot – they don’t waste a thing either.

Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs) minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices and salt and enclosed in a sausage casing. I’m yet to try it the original way, but thoroughly enjoyed the deep-fried version. I highly recommend it.

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Deep Fried British Mars Bar $3.50

Firstly, I apologise for the bad picture here – but I’ll describe it for you: crunchy, with a gooey chocolately-caramelly like centre – or in a couple of words… pure bliss. As much as I loved it though, this is one that I was glad I was sharing as it was a touch rich for me (I prefer my savouries to desserts), but the portion I ate tasted heavenly. I envy those who can sit there and eat full plates of desserts *le sigh*

Oh note that this is a ‘British’ Mars Bar – they’re actually different to the kind sold here.

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Scottish Egg $4.95

Back to the savoury again – Brian wanted me to try the Scotch Egg as well. Thankfully it’s served in it’s own packaging, so I was able to take it home and store it in the fridge until my tummy said “ok, round two, lets go!”

Actually – here – let me cut it in half so you can get a fair comparison of the size of this thing:

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This quite literally fits in the size of your palm. For those (like myself) who don’t know what’s in a Scottish Egg, essentially it is good quality sausage meat and herbs mixed together with nutmeg and mustard. Boiled (or slightly runny soft boiled eggs) are rolled through the sausage mixture which is moulded around the egg. It’s then rolled in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried so that it’s golden on the outside, and the sausage meat is cooked on the inside.

It was a delight to eat this – something I’m keen to try again. It was so full of flavour – those Brit’s sure know how to cook! I now know why Brian was so keen on this place (he’s been there a few times already).

If pies, fish and chips aren’t really your thing, they have a menu specially for burgers, as well as a kids menu. They’re also a licensed restaurant and serve imported British soft drink and beers.

You can eat in or takeaway. We visited the Birkdale location, so took ours to go and sat overlooking the waterfront. Be sure to check out their Specials page too.

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Where to find them:

Birkdale

8/190 Birkdale Road, Birkdale Qld 4159
Tel: 07 3822 7787

Frying Times:

Tuesday 11am – 2pm, 4pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday – Thursday 11am – 7:30pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – 8:30pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm
CLOSED Mondays & Public Holidays OPEN Good Friday

Northlakes

Shop 2A, 1650 Anzac Avenue, North Lakes Qld 4509
Tel: 07 3491 7234

Frying Times:

Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 4pm – 7:30pm
Thursday 11am – 7:30pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – 8:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 7:30pm
CLOSED Mondays & Public Holidays OPEN Good Friday

3 Comments

  1. July 10, 2017
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    Wow, the fish and chips do look very appetizing and very adequate for 2 people I would say. Would love to try when I am visiting. Thanks for sharing

  2. July 10, 2017
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    Ummm … wow! That place looks amazing – and that Scottish Egg? Perrrrfect! I’ve never heard of them before – so glad you posted about it (and showed it cut in half … I wasn’t picturing it that big!). Cheers!

  3. July 11, 2017
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    YUM! Everything looks so good! I love fish and chips, but it’s hard to find good ones here. And you can’t go wrong with a deep fried candy bar! haha!

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