food

Lucky Fish & Chips


Capetonians living in the city no longer have to trek all the way to Kalk Bay to get their fix of really excellent fish and chips. The Harbour House Group has opened three new branches of Lucky Fish & Chips in the CBD (in Bree Street and in Long Street) and Sea Point (in Regent Road, opposite the Point shopping centre). Much of the fish comes directly from the group’s own fishing boat, Live Bait, which operates out of Kalk Bay, and all the restaurants in the group are members of the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI). Although you can sit down and eat (the whitewashed interiors are far more attractive than the run-of-the-mill fish and chippie), take-aways are usually the order of the day. There’s a choice of hake, yellowtail and other line fish, as well as calamari and delicious grilled prawns, and the portions are rather generous– and very easy on the pocket. Try the prawn samoosas for something a bit different, and definitely take home a few of the freshly baked, moreish heavy bread rolls. (You might have to save them for the day after because it’s unlikely you’ll have room for more.) Open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 9pm (Bree Street and Long Street) and 10am to 10pm on Regent Road. Call 021-433-0589 or visit facebook.com/LuckyfishandChips for more information. Text Raphaella Frame-Tolmie