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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,

 

Sticky

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Jolly Friar is good but go round the corner into soi Chaiyerpun (next to Oasis gogo on soi Buakhao) and try NeeRoys. Much better and only 99 baht! All my expat freinds who live here agree with me. Gooses is o.k. Jolly Friar is o.k. but NeeRoys is better. Try anything on their menu, it's all good.

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I used to live just aroudn the corner from the Jolly Friar and often got my fix there, but I have to admit Goose's just edges it for me.

 

I tend to be a cheap 'skate' and opt for the dory, and I always find Goose's cook the fish better, but the Friar's chunky chips are lush. The winning margin comes when Gooses give you that bit of bread and butter (for the buonus butty) and the Frias loses points for it's horrible greasy onion rings and foul curry sauce and mushy peas, and any true connoisseur of chippys knows you need something moist with you fish supper

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Hi chaps.

 

just to let u know the JFriar is finishing its promotional loyalty card scheme today as was told previously by staff few wks ago but i managed to get my free meal in yday as had a full card.

 

Stil best for fish n chips in town!!

 

cheers 4 now,

 

Sticky

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For those on the Dark Side, there is a new shop called Lakeside Chippy.

Went ther last night for the first & last time.

Dory & chips floating in oil, absolutely disgusting, also told that the Dory will be 25 baht more that the menu price due to increased costs.

It is really a cheap charlie bar with guys having a cheap beer, complaining about Thai women & expressing their expert views on English football.

Stay away if you want decent fish & chips.

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Jolly Friar is good but go round the corner into soi Chaiyerpun (next to Oasis gogo on soi Buakhao) and try NeeRoys. Much better and only 99 baht! All my expat freinds who live here agree with me. Gooses is o.k. Jolly Friar is o.k. but NeeRoys is better. Try anything on their menu, it's all good.

Have to agree here with Bob, all food is good and very reasonable, try the steak and onions.........

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