Friday, 7 September 2007

The Old Port Grill & Pub

Where: The Old Port Grill & Pub, 90 Windmill Road, Dartmouth
When: Thursday, August 23rd 2007
What: Two piece fish and chips, $9.49+tax

The special occasion on this day was our summer student's last day. So we closed down for lunch and went to The Old Port Grill & Pub on Windmill Road. The last time I visited this pub I skipped the fish and chips but this time I couldn't pass them by.

It was a beautiful day and we sat on the balcony. I ordered a Stella for the first time, but I didn't really like it.

I loved the glass, but not the beer.

Fish & Chips (of course!)
Two piece fish and chips.

Myself and a co-worker both ordered the fish and chips. It was your pretty basic dish. A lemon wedge and homemade tartar sauce on the side. There was no vinegar provided or coleslaw, but we did get a basket of ketchup packets. I really would have appreciated it if the ketchup was in a bottle. The fries were hand cut and quite tasty. I found the beer batter had a nice flavour, but it was a bit gummy and greasy. The fish tasted fresh though and wasn't overcooked.

The service was fast and friendly, but I don't really feel like the fish and chips was outstanding. They weren't terrible either. If I were to go again I'd probably order something else off the menu, like the haddock almondine I had there previously. Overall a fun outing with co-workers and a nice way to spend a summer afternoon.

I give The Old Port Grill & Pub 3.5 little fishies out of 5.