A little off the beaten track at the end of the Blackrock Market, Fish Shop provides beautifully fresh fish and chips to the people of South Dublin. The whole operation is contained in a little wooden chalet, where Peter and Jumoke make everything from scratch each morning, using the skills they picked up on the London street food circuit.
The menu varies according to what fish has been caught that morning, with specials announced each day on their Facebook page. Mussels al ajillo feature regularly, along with different beer battered white fish like hake, haddock and plaice. My personal favourite is the filet o’fish shop burger. They also serve gluten free fish and chips (a big plus given Ireland’s huge rate of coaliac disease).
The fish is served up along with lovely traditional Irish chipper style chips, and homemade tartare sauce. Everything is fresh, reasonably priced and tasty, without leaving the customary greasy feel that a lot of fish and chips can leave you with. You can eat on the gorgeous mini deck outside the chalet, or take it away for a picnic on the seafront. Perfect for a sunny day. They are due to open a second branch in Smithfield in early 2015.
Fish Shop | Snacks, Restaurants (Fish & Chips) | Beer battered fish € 5
Blackrock Market | +353857041542
Tue – Sun 12:00 – 21:00