Dubai's best fish and chips

We ready our appetites, and throw in a few preparatory lunges, before tracking down where to get the best fish and chips in Dubai. Essential reading. Comments

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The Fish & Chip Room
This chip shop dishes out staggering portions, with fish the size of a frisbee and enough soft, wholesome chips to satisfy even the most salt-deprived of us. The batter may be wrapped around chunks of hammour, but the lemon zested, crispy batter is pitch-perfect, packed with moisture and authentic flavours. And they do a sweet curry and thick-as-soup gravy familiar to any fry-loving Brit.
Jumeirah Beach Residence, Murjan (04 427 0443)

Juicy morsels of fish come wrapped in a crisp batter, while a chunky side of perfectly crisp chips make this traditional combo quite the star. Plus, Carter’s has the feel of an authentic gastropub, which is a plus in a town that has so few.
Wafi (04 324 0000)

Fish and Co.
The fish and chips are a far cry from the grease-saturated newspaper fodder you might expect from a British chippie. Instead, the thin fillet of cod is sparingly coated with a feather-light batter and simply dressed with a lemon. It’s excellent, and the chips are freshly cut and fried to a delicate crisp.
Al Ghurair Mall, Rigga Road, Deira (04 227 0252)

Belgian Beer Café
Moules et frites may be a more typically Belgian way to pair Neptune’s offerings with deep-fried spuds, but the BBC offers up pretty tasty fish and chips too. The classic batter coating makes way for a breaded jacket, which, sadly, has been known to arrive a little overcooked. But with thick-cut fries this good, served with a tankard of tasty ale, we are prepared to forgive them just about anything.
InterContinental Dubai, Festival City (04 701 1111)

The Irish Village
The IV does its fish and chips in a fairly traditional manner. The fish, though it has a white, flaky interior, is often served in a not wholly crispy batter and the mushy peas are not the lurid green variety so beloved in fine, old Blighty. But with solid, fat chips and a side of tartare sauce this is not a bad approximation of Britain’s favourite dish. For slightly more authentic surroundings (though often lacking in atmosphere) try the dedicated fish and chip shop round the corner.
The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 4750)

By Daisy Carrington
Time Out Dubai,

User reviews:

Posted by: gary on 23 May ' 13 at 10:03

Well with out a doubt you have missed the best, that is the fish and chip shop 26b street Mirdif they do cod and plaice home made tartar and curry sauce superb!!!

Posted by: Shaz on 21 Mar ' 13 at 17:12

Gramercy in DIFC has awesome fish & chips. McGettigans at WTC also tasty, but the atmosphere in there is not so great - they need to lose the weird green lighting.

Posted by: Nabeel Ahmed on 18 Jun ' 11 at 16:18

I am surprised fish and chips room is in the list. There are far more better ones not listed here. I hope a better list is posted soon.

Posted by: Vren on 07 Mar ' 11 at 09:49

I agree - hardly a thorough investigation - two of the "reccomended" came with a not so great review.
Sammach has also been missed out ...great fresh fish n chips every time as has Barasti.

Posted by: David on 03 Dec ' 08 at 12:09

I think you forgot Japengo - fabulous and fishtastic - 6 stars; the Boardwalk also has great fish and ships - and a captain''s birdseye setting - pipe yourself silly imagining your at the front of your ship. Avoid the fish and chips in Longs Bar; but do go for it in Billy Blues on its fish night - where you can get two seafood dishes for the price of one.

Posted by: David on 28 Oct ' 08 at 13:25

If this was supposed to be the best fish and chips establishment in Dubai, you really do not know what you are talking about.

What about Japengo? Beautiful, light batter - thick chunks of flaky Hammour?

What about the Creek and Yacht Club - not as good, but still better than the slap in the face with a kipper list you have provided.

I expected better. Britain expected better.

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