Some of the hardest days, as a foodie, are holidays. Yes, they come with an opportunity for a fresh, home cooked meal or a day of guilt-free snacking. But sometimes (read: most times), you just want to eat out.
Easter however, has its own tradition, rooted in the ever prevalent Catholic faith. This tradition extends far past the faith however and allows all to rejoice in the holiday of Easter. What is this tradition? Fish and Chips on Good Friday, of course.
With many places closing for the holiday, I have compiled a list of my top 5 places to check out for the classic fish and chips this Good Friday.
Top 5 Places for Fish & Chips
1. The Club
They are open on Good Friday and are serving up a modern take on the classic: Fish and Chips Dressing and Bone Marrow Gravy. Definitely the to-go place for the foodie who isn’t partaking in the religious aspects of the holiday. Check out The Club’s Facebook here.
2. YellowBelly Brewery
Fish and Chips is a staple on the YellowBelly menu, which means it’s something they do right! Their dish is a Panko and Fresh Herb Crusted Filet of Cod with Fresh Cut French Fries and a Citrus Aioli. You can even make your reservations online in advance, that way you can be sure you won’t be waiting around in a line like a novice.
3. By Da Beach
I do warn in advance, that you will be waiting in a line for Fish and Chips at By Da Beach – because it simply is the best in town! They serve up the classic and sought-after, deep fried goodness that we all know and love. If you’re willing to stick out the wait, you might as well wait for the best – and take in some of the amazing scenery while you’re there. Although it may not exactly be deck weather just yet, there is plenty of inside seating or you can do take-out.
4. Bridie Molloy’s and The Celtic Hearth
When I’m looking for comfort food, Bridie Molloy’s and The Celtic Hearth is the first place I head for. Fish and Chips is a a traditional Newfoundland meal, which is exactly what this pub and restaurant are all about. For a relaxing day off enjoying your feed take a seat in the pub, order a pint and enjoy some traditional Newfoundland music.
5. The Reluctant Chef
If you’re ready to take your Good Friday game to the next level, The Reluctant Chef is the place to do it. Having just introduced a new menu, their dishes are fresh, unique and sure to be an all encompassing experience. According to their Facebook page, they are planning a few cod-heavy options in honour of the holiday. Although it may not be the classic it’s sure to be amazing.
What is your favourite place to hit-up for Good Friday Fi & Chi?
*Images from The Club, YellowBelly Brewery, Bridie Molloy’s and Reluctant Chef from their respective Facebook pages