Hot Fish @ Conways, 11-21 Wingfield St, Footscray. Phone: 9689 3400
Fish and chips and other seafood to eat right away at Conway’s?
Seems so obvious, we’re surprised it’s taken this long to eventuate!
But we’ve taken our time to check out the freshly-cooked fare at the famed seafood outlet near the river.
We’re particularly interested to see how things are shaking in regards to a couple of issues raised by the otherwise warm picture painted by the review at Footscray Food Blog and subsequent Facebook discussions.
First up, the eat-right-here situation has been well and truly fixed thanks to the addition of four nice long bench tables and equally long seats right outside the Conway’s shop proper and another seating set-up further along under an umbrella.
Secondly, the chips – about which some misgivings had been voiced.
Our brought-in chips are crunchy, well-cooked and hot.
But, oh, the salt!
I’m a big fan of salt when it comes to F&C, but this level is almost too much for me – and Bennie finds it goes a fair way to spoiling his lunch.
The fish (hake) that comes with our twin Classic Fish & Chip packs ($9) seems a little light-on at first, but proves to be meaty, delicious and filling.
No surprise our serve of coleslaw ($4.50) is dressed with commercial mayo, but it’s good.
The vegetables are fresh and hand-cut, and we both like the resultant salad a lot.
With its fine, under-cover seating and ease of parking, Hot Fish will certainly be a magnet for those in the greater neighbourhood seeking a fish and chip fix.
But best to request a restrained hand when it comes to the salt shaker!