We’ve already definitively established that Burdock’s offers the best fish and chips in Ireland. Nay, the world. But last week, I was wanderin’ round Baggot Street with a growling tummy and only a few coins in my pocket, so I went in to Beshoff Bros on the Mespil Road.
For €6.95, I got a decent-sized box of Fresh Haddock and Chips. The fish was beautiful; a light, crispy, almost tempura-like batter that sizzled in a blaze of glory before melting in my mouth. It was also fresh, not lying in batter for a few days and then reheated in oil. The nice big chunky chips were neither too greasy nor too dry: noticeably crispy on the outside and fluffy and light inside.
This is an ok deal and a reasonably cheap eat. Fresh fish can cost anywhere from €4 in good value chippers to €6 in more expensive places, while chips are usually about €2.50. So, you can save a few bob and stop the belly rumbles with this offer. Beshoff Bros. also have Fish Cakes and Chips on the menu for €6.95, and I’d be curious to try them out next time.
Burdock’s remains the champion (right, readers?) but Beshoff Bros. is right up there with the best of the also- rans. I’d love to hear what you think, with the discussion ideally turning into a big fat scrap.