British fish and chips have marched triumphantly into Singapore’s Bukit Timah and established an outpost at Balmoral Plaza along Bukit Timah Road. Smiths Authentic British Fish And Chips, the resident diplomat for perfectly prepared, battered, and served fish and chips, is already a firm favourite in Singapore, whether you’re an ardent Anglophile or not. Who could resist the salty, crispy charms of Smiths, especially if you get with their understanding that, for one, fish and chips don’t have to be unhealthy, secondly that Smiths are proud of the chippie’s long history, and lastly that an attention to fresh supplies and loving preparation and presentation are the only ways to do the humble but delicious paper wrap of fish and chips justice.
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It’s something of an irony that fans of fish and chips can scour the length of Britain and be hard-pressed to find a fish and chip shop as authentic and comprehensive as Singapore’s handful of Smiths Authentic British Fish And Chips. They really are flying the flag for fish and chips, and it’s very possible that they’ve stolen the crown from the motherland. With all due respect, part of Smiths distinctiveness is that they are knowledgeable and proud of the history of the chippie, working to illuminate those uninitiated to the traditions of the simple dish of fish and chips. Firstly, they quite rightly dispel the prejudice that fish and chips are unhealthy, citing the fact that burgers, curries, and pizzas are far more fatty, and that everyone knows, or should know, that fresh fish is an essential part of any good diet. The Smiths at Balmoral Plaza along Bukit Timah Road is just like its brother outlets in that they use only the freshest daily catch, keep the fat content low, and pay attention to the batter, potatoes, and peas that are Smiths’ staples.
Besides a menu bursting with exotic seafoods (cod and haddock, for sure, but also scampi, plaice, dory, halibut), proper beef burgers and Guinness pies, sausages, pickles, crucially important mushy peas, Smiths Authentic British Fish And Chips also offer real British ales, classic desserts (battered Mars bar with your pineapple ring, anyone?), and a swag of special offers that keep Smiths fans a loyal bunch. Regulars to Smiths’ Balmoral Plaza outpost along Bukit Timah Road enjoy loyalty card deals, the combo set lunch, student and senior value meals, and even a kids club ideal for family outings. Besides all this, Smiths also offer catering to Singapore’s fish and chip fanatics. This is a chippie definitely worth its salt.
Excellent fish & chips! Waiting time is just a tad long but it's worth it – fish tasted fresh, soft, and was fried to a golden brown batter. They usually pair it with fries but you can also choose salad to offset the oiliness.
I love their food, their drinks and as well as their service provided. I will definitely be going back there again one day. Nice day.
It was my second visit to Smith's. I like the fish as it is fresh and their fries isn't the least bit oily! I'll be sure to make my third visit soon!
Excellent fish and chips and the portion is generous. Would recommend to try their sticky toffee pudding and chocolate fudge cake as well. Service is reasonably good and staff is attentive to our needs. Worth the visit and my family would definitely come back again.
The best fish and chips I've ever ever had...ordered 2 cod standards coz it's me and my wife's favourite's fish...tried a serving of mars bar...so heavenly sweet chocolatey...my daughter loves the chips...mushy peas was nice and refreshingly new to us but my daughter gobbled it all down and last but not least,pink coleslaw!!! Overall review...I will come back for more if fish and chips pop up in my mind again!!
Service was not pleasant - the Filipino cashier doesn't seem motivated by her job and couldn't care less on taking orders or providing recommendations. She can't even provide ice to go along with the soda saying "We ran out of ice". Fish was a bit hard (perhaps I bought the wrong kind, there were several types of fish available). I dislike the soggy chips but my fiancé loved it - homecook he says. Chicken leg was ok.
The service was excellent. The fish and chips were very good. However, the onion rings were rather oily. On the whole, it was a good dining experience for my friend and I (first timers). We hope to visit again when we can. Cheers!
It was a birthday celebration for my mum. She loves fish and chips, so I brought her here. It was our first time trying the food, the batter was different from those we had outside. She finished all of her food!! Thank you.
The smokey & oily smell in Smith was overbearing and we almost freaked out when we first arrived. Thank god we didn't had to take the tables inside the restaurant. We loved the experience of having our food at the pub right next (same owner) where we could watch EPL match live.
A little bit pricey at $23 for a haddock and chips. Still, an (arguably) healthy dose of nostalgia from my days is the UK. Note that their $12 “lunch special” is a misnomer, as it is actually a half portion. So it’s not any cheaper than the normal all-day mains.