Con’s Fish And Chips, 577 Barkly Street, West Footscray. Phone: 9689 280
Bennie and I had good fish and chips from Con’s many moons ago but haven’t explored the place further since then.
This time, I’ve been nudged through the door by Col and the very excellent Barkly Village Facebook page he runs – he’s raved about the Con’s burgers several times, arousing my interest.
Truth is, we’d looked elsewhere largely based on our preference to eat in and sit down whenever possible, no matter what kind of food is at hand.
So I’m delighted to find, in what is a basic take-away operation, a small table and chairs for my comfort and enjoyment.
Long tells me she and Hung have run the joint for about 11 years but that they still see the eponymous Con from time to time.
Did I say old-school?
How can you tell?
I’m super impressed that Long provides me a half serve of the minimum serve of chips for $2.
They, too, look old-school but are fine, hot and enjoyable.
Predictably, even a half serve is way too big.
My “one with the lot minus egg” ($7) is a two-hands job that is demolished quickly – it’s a typically enjoyable, um, old-school burger.
In the way of such places, the patty has been smashed flat.
I don’t have any problem with that – tradition is tradition, after all.
But next time, I’ll request an extra patty.
These folks are so friendly and obliging, I’m sure that will not present any problem!