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Jan 4, 2011 08:44 AM

"The One That Got Away" fish'n'chips...any thoughts?

Spied this on route to MEC. Anyone been?

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  1. good fish choices. nice light crispy batter. hand cut fries and tasty chowder. totally worth a visit.

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    1. re: JennaBean

      Where is it? near Mountain Co-op?

    2. I have personally never tried it, however this come out in BlogTO today and "The One That Got Away" is number 2:


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      1. re: bringonthelbs

        Some good calls on that list.

        I will say that calling BP "Gourmet" is just wrong. They're trying to get away from that scene.


        1. re: Davwud

          I agree. It's a "designed" space but the food is not gourmet. I went the week they opened and thought it was really good.

          It's right near Craft Burger and Reggie's on King.

          Big Smoke Burger
          573 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M1, CA

          1. re: Manybears

            As I've said, BP is burger 101. Not burger 305.

            Anyway, getting back to the main objective of this thread, I'll certainly have to give this place a try.
            Can anyone compare to Penrose on Mt. P??


            1. re: Davwud

              I lived up that way for a decade and Penrose had always topped my list for fish & chips. I've moved down to King St W five years ago and have been hunting around for good fish & chips. Tried a variety of them and thought the place in Kensington a few years ago was decent. The place on King is pretty good, we went for dinner. Light batter, not too much of it. No complaints on the fries. The chowder was tasty too.

              The girlfriend a couple of weeks ago shared the platter with a friend at lunch and liked everything there though strangely enough the fish was the weakest of the dish but not bad. The scallops were perfectly done.

              Anyways, we'll be repeat customers when the fish & chips urge strikes. We've been waiting a while for something close to Penrose and we think we've finally found it.

      2. I tried this place out a few weeks back. Growing up in England, getting Fish & Chips from the van that came around my village every Friday evening was a big thing, and as this place is just down the street from where I live now, I gave it a go. I had the Haddock & Chips ($7.99) and it was delicious. Will visit again soon, and strongly recommend. To Teep: it's at King and Portland.

        1. I had the Seafood Chowder yesterday, and the Manhattan Chowder a few weeks ago - both delicious and full of seafood. Also tried the fries with a spicey mayo - delish.

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          1. re: thebutcher

            I had the arctic char sandwich about a week ago, wasn't too impressed. Nothing wrong with it, but I was hoping for something along the lines of The Fish Store and what I got just seemed ok.

            The Fish Store
            657 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B7, CA

          2. dropped in last night, a couple was chatting with the owner the entire time so i didn't really get in any questions. it's practically a mirror image of craft but fish instead of burgers, handy that it's right beside.

            do like that they have sustainable options, will have to find out next time where they're getting it from. had the pickerel f&c... pickerel was nice flakey and moist... could have used more salt to ramp up flavour. batter was fine, on the thinner side, and relatively crunchy. fries were good but cooled down rather quick... likely cooked in advance and sitting in fryer basket for service. am a fan of their tartar sauce. it's got rough chopped crunchy dills with lots of pickle juice and so a bit thinner than most. perfect for me. nice tang, a little creamy, but not overwhelming.

            would like to try their sandwiches, salads, and seafood bowl at some point. i can see that if you wanted a fish store style sandwich that this place might disappoint.... everything is very simplistic in flavour it seemed. MUCH prefer it over chippy's and i definitely feel like i'm getting more bang for buck in comparison as well.

            also en route to MEC now is m brgr from mtl.... i think they now have the most expensive burger in the city drowned in many expensive toppings.

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            1. re: pinstripeprincess

              The owner told me his get his fish from All Seas. Pretty common supplier.

              1. re: JennaBean

                sustainable means f' all. IMO
                I"ve had the food there and wasn't all that impressed.

                1. re: plug

                  how so? is there a loop in the definition of sustainable?

                  1. re: shekamoo

                    well what is sustainable? farm raised is sustainable, correct?
                    which has much less nutrition and alot of added chemicals/feed.
                    I'd rather have wild caught sustainable fish.

                      1. re: plug

                        so you make that choice, but at least they're offering other species of fish that many others do not at all. i'd prefer line caught myself.