OLDE YORKE FISH AND CHIPS
96 Laird Dr
Service: 3 / 4
Ambiance: 2 . 5 / 4
Food: 2 . 75 / 4
After hearing all of the hype I finally made my way to the Old Yorke, for a quick lunch. This little fish joint can get quite busy and has a large early bird crowd. Most things on the menu are battered and deep fried so if you are on a diet there wont be a lot of options for you.
We started off with a plate of DEEP FRIED CLAMS. The heaping mountain of golden clams were perfectly fried and battered.
The classic MEAT AND MUSHROOM PIE came hot and fresh. The crust was flaky and soft, but we all found the filling to be a little bland and dry. However, the creamy slaw was a nice side added a nice cool light flavour to the otherwise heavy pie.
The fish is what they are know for, and I ordered the HALIBUT. The batter was thick and crispy and adhered well to the fish, and it was not at all greasy at all. The fish was flaky, juicy and tender, but a little under-seasoned. With all the fried food going around, I opted for a Greek salad rather than fries. It was fresh and full of crisp veggies.
The FRIED SHRIMP were large and juicy. The batter however, was a little bit too thick for us and overwhelmed the flavor of the shrimp. Again, we found all of the battered items to be a little bland and under seasoned. The platter of shrimp came with the creamy slaw and some cocktail sauce for dipping.
After we saw a few tables order the ONION RINGS we knew we had to have them. The light, crispy and slightly oily batter surrounded delicious thick cuts of sweet onion.
Would we go back? Maybe
STANDOUT DISH OF THE NIGHT: