Eat Fish – The Overview…
Not just your average (Eat) fish and chippery…
On first impressions, Eat Fish in Ashburton resembles your average fish and chip shop, but you’ll be amazed at the range of dishes on offer at this award winning fish and chippery. While their focus is of course on take out, there are several tables both inside and out where you can visit and enjoy your food. At Eat fish there’s a strong focus on freshness and their fish can be traced to the source.
Beyond this is a wide ranging menu, offering everything from traditional fish packs and dim sims, to simple burgers, Thai-style fish cakes and baked fish options. We loved the option of making many things into “packs” with added sides, instead of this being restricted to just a couple of items on the menu.
It was the healthier choices that really grabbed our attention though, and we jumped at the chance to try the baked salmon. We were really impressed with the sides such as fresh salads, steamed veg and sweet potato fries. It definitely felt like there was something for everyone at Eat Fish. The baked salmon was an enjoyable dish. The fish flaked away easily and getting it with the rice and steamed veggies meant it was a generous portion, filling yet good for you.
Salt and Pepper Squid
We also tried the salt and pepper squid paired with some sweet potato fries. The slight spice of the squid worked so well with the sweeter potato. The squid was crumbed nicely with lots of flavour and it was a very generous serve (it even tasted amazing when I reheated my leftovers the next day). The fries were thin and crispy which is just how I like them.
Dim sims and sides
On the side we tried some chips, calamari rings and dim sims. The dim sims seemed huge (but maybe that’s just because I was full) and were really tasty. They were surprisingly light and must be an add-on to any meal. If you’re tossing up between the two, I feel the squid has the edge on the calamari rings, but they were still very enjoyable with a light crisp batter.
We left Eat Fish very full and very impressed. It’s clear they take pride in everything they offer. While the menu is extensive, nothing seems to have been added on the menu just for the sake of it. Each dish is well thought-out and freshly prepared.
We wish we lived a little closer so we could pop for our regular takeaway, but being just a 10 minute drive from Chadstone it’s perfect to stop off after a visit to the shops.
Address: 245 High Street, Ashburton
|Mon||10am – 8pm|
|Tue||10am – 8pm|
|Wed||10am – 8pm|
|Thu||10am – 8pm|
|Fri||10am – 8pm|
|Sat||10am – 8pm|
Parking: There’s a large carpark running behind High Street were you should easily find a space.
Getting here on PT: It’s a short walk from Ashburton train station or on the 734 bus route (alight at Ashburton Station)
Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Eat Fish, Ashburton. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a venue won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.