Image: taken from Fat Freddy’s Facebook page
Lismore can rejoice in the news that a new fish and chippery has opened in the Rous Road Shopping Centre at Goonellabah. Fat Freddy’s offers Australian and NZ fish cooked to order, filleted in store and dipped in the most delightful batter I have had in a long time. The chips were cooked to perfection with a crispy skin breaking open to reveal a fluffy potato centre. Perfect. But aside from the delicious serve of a double fillet of John Dory fish for just under $10, the stand out for me was the sensible serve of chips in the cardboard box. Someone is thinking in the kitchen and they know that serving a massive mound of chips generally ends in a majority being thrown out. And food wastage is a bad thing. For a single serve Fat Freddy’s gives you more than a large handful to satisfy your chip craving (and let’s face it, are we really in it for the fish or the salty chips?!) and leave you wanting more. Next time I might try the Whiting Taco Dinner – 3 crisp local Whiting tacos with a roast corn salsa, lettuce and dressing for $12 or the housemade Thai Fish Cakes with sweet chilli (3 for $7.30), sold out the night I visited. Then there’s always the Fish Burger or a quick snack of deep fried king prawns, “at 70’s prices”, 3 large fleshy prawns for $5.50. Eat in on rustic industrial design stools and tables and enjoy great music overhead, or takeaway and make a night of it at home.
Fat Freddy’s – Rous Road Shops, 29 Rous Rd Goonellabah – Thurs to Sunday nights, 4pm-8pm.