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#1 Justin Sane

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:40 PM

If you are wondering why I'm looking for fish & chips in Pattaya, it's because this is one of my favorite meals and I'm currently living in a country wear they are almost non-existent. So when I arrive in LOS, I don't want an ordinary order, I want the best place available in town. I will take British or American style. I won't say which one is my favorite.
I consider myself to be a fish & chips connoisseur, but I won't go into to many of the finer nuances of fish & chips dinning here. I will say though if you haven't had them with halibut, then you truly haven't had fish & chips. Second, a fish & chips meal is only as good as the tartar sauce that accompanies it. Damn, I'm salivating just typing this.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:05 PM

If you are wondering why I'm looking for fish & chips in Pattaya, it's because this is one of my favorite meals and I'm currently living in a country wear they are almost non-existent. So when I arrive in LOS, I don't want an ordinary order, I want the best place available in town. I will take British or American style. I won't say which one is my favorite.
I consider myself to be a fish & chips connoisseur, but I won't go into to many of the finer nuances of fish & chips dinning here. I will say though if you haven't had them with halibut, then you truly haven't had fish & chips. Second, a fish & chips meal is only as good as the tartar sauce that accompanies it. Damn, I'm salivating just typing this.


Jolly Friar without a doubt.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:47 PM

Its ironic but the jolly frair is more British than a lot of Fish and Chip places back home.

Nice grub to be had there.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:52 PM

Thanks for the endorsment of the Jolly Friar. I've walked past it a couple of times & stupidly thought that it surely can't be that good, as the prices are so cheap!! But now I know.

Thanks again

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:28 AM

I clicked on the Jolly Friar link and looked at the map. I actually walked passed the place last time I was in Patts. It didn't look impressive from the outside so I gave it a pass. I will definitely check this place out when I come back.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:25 PM

Try Goose's on 2nd road between Soi 7 & 8, almost exactly the same in both layout and quality of food.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:36 PM

OK, I'll check both places out. I'm not sure what I'm more excited about. The LBs, or the fish & chips!

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 07:14 AM

Try Goose's on 2nd road between Soi 7 & 8, almost exactly the same in both layout and quality of food.


Fish and chips are delicious here. :)

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

I'll have to give one of these a try, though I'm a bit spoilt where I live. You really haven't had fish and chips until you've had beer battered Coral Trout caught off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, its the finest and sweetest tasting fillets imaginable :-) I have the added bonus of having a best mate who is a commercial coral trout fisherman, so cook it at home as well.

I guess the big question is do these places use fresh cut, double fried chips....its the one thing that's dying out over here, everyone is swapping to crappy frozen chips....just not the same :-(
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

I guess the big question is do these places use fresh cut, double fried chips....its the one thing that's dying out over here, everyone is swapping to crappy frozen chips....just not the same :-(


I agree. That's why I make my own chips at home. Although I haven't mastered the art of making a good beer batter. I have to try the Coral Trout version some day.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:37 AM


I agree. That's why I make my own chips at home. Although I haven't mastered the art of making a good beer batter. I have to try the Coral Trout version some day.



Try 1:1:1 for your beer batter. 1 part plain flour, 1 part rice flour, 1 part beer. I let mine sit in the fridge before I use it. The coral trout is awesome, so is red emperor, actually most of the reef fish up here is great. What I find is tourists come to Nth Queensland and all want to try Barramundi because its our icon fish. Its actually over-rated, and just about any reef species beats it, lot more delicate, nice and white, and sweeter flavour.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:56 AM

I didn't think much of Goose when I visited. Shennanigans was better, and still only so so. Must try Friar next time I'm down that way.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:53 AM

On our last trip a few weeks ago we (4 of us) tried the Gooses first, and wasn't very impressed, cod & chips, mushy peas, a slice of bread & butter, and a mug of tea, cost us over 350 baht a head.

A few days later we tried the Jolly Frier, fish (dory) & chips = 99 baht, and the dory tasted better than the cod we had in the Gooses. And the chips there are fantastic.

All the food in there is great and cheap, we ended up eating there several times

Does a great breakfast as well

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:58 PM

Gooses is good but expenisve. Pig and Whistle down soi 8 is better and less money.

Butchers Arms soi Buakhao is also good. ( closer to where I stay)

Just tried Jolly Friar and have to say for this is the best I have had. Good portions and fair pricing. Big piece of fish and lots of big tender chips, more like wedges and a diet coke for 140 baht.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

Its ironic but the jolly frair is more British than a lot of Fish and Chip places back home.


It's too bad Thai resteruants back home are no where near as good as Thai food in LOS.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

So I tried Jolly Friar first thing when I arrived in Pattaya. I thought the food was good, but not my preferred style of fish & chips. I got the halibut. It was one piece, but one giant piece. It was really like a giant halibut steak covered in a thin batter. The chips were like the size of canoes. Again, the food was very delicious, but not my preferred style. I like the crunchy style batter, like the kind you see on the website front page. I also like my chips to be a lot smaller. I went to the Stag House and had their homemade fish fingers and 'proper chips'. This was more like it. Very crunchy batter and the fish was shaped like strips. The chips were much smaller and cooked evenly throughout. The tartar sauce was excellent too. You could see all the ingredients like cucumbers and capers inside.

I ordered some fish & chips at the BKK airport waiting for my flight home. They looked good on the menu, but after I ordered, I saw the waitress open this giant freezer that was in the diner's section, not the kitchen. She pulls out a box of frozen fish that you would buy at the super market. When it was served, it didn't taste like fish at all. I can't describe the texture but it didn't look like fish meat at all. I think it must have been some combination of carbohydrates and protein made to resemble fish meat. It tasted absolutely horrible.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 03:45 AM

Simon's on Threppasite (sp?) in Jomtien was really good last time I was there in Nov 2010, They had imported Atlantic cod bit pricey but you could certainly taste the difference between the local and imported fish.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 02:25 AM

Try Goose's on 2nd road between Soi 7 & 8, almost exactly the same in both layout and quality of food.

sorry to say i eat in this place was not impressed small plate and expensive service ok

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

Hi chaps,

Its Jolly Friar all the time for me and have reccomended to friends too.

Most cant finish the portions as are huge!! but tatsy food in nice clean restaurant at reasonable prices and great location on soi Lengkee, nr the flesh pots of soi LK metro, diana and buakow of course.

Wasnt impressed with Gooses and too expensive.

Cheers 4 now,

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:59 PM

Its ironic but the jolly frair is more British than a lot of Fish and Chip places back home.


That should be Jolly Friar's slogan. "More British than British"


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