Who knew there was a decent fish and chips spot near our home.
Beer Batter Fish N’ Chips is located at the corner of Carlton and Ontario St. in Cabbagetown and is owned by the same people of Irv Gastropub, a neighbour spot that’s literally across the street from Beer Batter.
The place is small with a few bench seatings which can be filled at peak times, but they do take out.
The menu focuses on mainly seafood. You’ll find chowder, lobster roll, oysters and fish and chips. For the fish and chips, they use Amsterdam Brewery beer in the batter and you can choose the fish, batter, sides and the slaw.
For the fish, you can choose halibut ($18), cod ($15) or haddock ($14). The batter, you can choose 3 Speed Lager (light/traditional), Big Wheel Amber (dark/malt) or Cruiser Pale Ale (salt & vinegar). I assume the last two batter has the vinegar in there so you don’t have to add it and get the batter soggy.
I got the Cod with 3 Speed Lager batter, market greens and traditional slaw. The batter is crispy and light; the traditional batter is a safe choice if you’re unsure which one to choose. I did hear that the Cruiser Pale Ale is their popular batter choice though, so I might go with that one next time. I chose a salad to keep it light, but choose the chips for more substantial meal.
Edit: Jeff and I came back here for dinner after work a few days after we came back from our Japan trip. We didn’t have time to restock our empty fridge… also, I just recently discovered that Beer Batter Fish’ N Chips has closed its doors…
I think they have closed their doors not too long ago (January 2020 or February 2020?). Really sad as they were close by and had decent fish and chips.
Beer Batter Fish’ N Chips
200 Carlton St.