Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sea Witch Fish & Chips

I got invited to a media tasting at Sea Witch (@seawitchfc) on St.Claire West and frankly I pass by so many times but never notice this place before. The small neighborhood restaurant has a very simple menu with 5 fish of fish & chips or sandwiches to choose from (Halibut, Pickerel, Haddock, Cod and Arctic Char). Nothing fancy, just a few sides to choose from.

Chef & Owner Kevin Kowalczyk spent many years at Penrose Fish & Chips, so he knows a thing or two about fried fish. All the fish are fried and fries are fried in beef tallow here, the secret to the golden crisp batter.

Although the entire place look like reclaimed wood / furniture, love the contrast of the red tiles at the front which make a perfect backdrop for the fish & chips.

The Witch's Brew (House Chowder) $6
This was definitely the star of the night which was filled with big chucks of fish and not too thick not too thin. Haven't had a chowder I like that much for a while, everything was just right.

Onion Rings $5
Nice big tower of thickly battered onion rings

Halibut Cakes
The fish cake was crispy on the outside and flaky soft on the inside and served with a side of pickled onion or you can switch it to the house made tartar sauce instead.

Halibut Fish & Chips $15
Halibut will always be the classic choice for fish & chips. The batter on mine was rather soggy and the fish a little bit overcooked but when I asked others, theirs was perfectly crispy so I guess it was just my luck. I will make sure to go back soon for a final verdict. Fried old school style with beef tallow for extra flavor. Apart from halibut, you can also choose from Pickerel, Haddock, Cod and Arctic Char. Although they try to be Ocean Wise as much as possible, it is just not possible for the complete menu keeping the price in mind. 

Home made cookies at $5 per pack.

The Great Jamaican Old Tyme Ginger Beer definitely had a kick to it. They are also working on a alcohol license since who doesn't crave for a beer with all the deep fried goodies.

I would gladly come back for eh chowder and halibut cakes
Great location and love the relax decor which make it equally great for take out or sit ins.
Can;t wait until they get their liquor licence, nothing better than a beer with that fish and chips

*** This was complimentary. Opinions are my own***

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