Salty’s Fish & Chips (New West)
Salty’s Fish & Chips currently has 8 locations (4 in the Lower Mainland and 4 on Vancouver Island) and has been around since the 70’s. Still, until my visit recently… I’ve never heard of them before. Perhaps it’s because there are so many places that you can find fish and chips in Vancouver.
This particular location is situated in the Royal Square mini mall on McBride and has plenty of available parking spaces. When I walked in, the pungent smell of vinegar was wafting through the air… something that I appreciate since I enjoy vinegar on my fries.
I wanted to try a little bit of everything so I ordered the Captain’s Table 4 oz Halibut ($17.50) and washed it down with a bottomless Ginger Ale ($3).
In addition to the halibut, the dish comes with 2 oysters, 2 scallops, and 2 prawns (although they wound up giving me 3 prawns). The coleslaw was quite enjoyable being both creamy and crunchy at the same time. On the other side of the spectrum, the fries weren’t the best and seemed almost a bit like cardboard. Similarly, the tartar sauce was not the best I’ve had either.
The deep-fried shrimp and scallops were good and it seemed like they did a pretty good fry job. As for the fish, the batter was on the thinner side and had a good crisp on the exterior. Although the halibut itself was a little dry. I’ve actually only found a couple of places in Vancouver that do a really exceptional job with deep-fried halibut.
Service-wise, Laura seemed friendly enough and made sure to ask how things were and offered refills. In the background, they were playing 80’s music – which I was fine with. And my bill came along with a chocolate mint at the end – I like nice touches like that.
19 – 800 McBride Blvd
New Westminster, BC
Posted on September 10, 2014, in British, Fish & Chips, Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged British, Fish & Chips, Food, New Westminster, restaurant review, Seafood. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.