About SMITHS: Authentic British Fish and Chips (Bukit Timah)
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.
Check out SMITHS's menu here!
- Monday 11:30 - 23:00
- Tuesday 11:30 - 23:00
- Wednesday 11:30 - 23:00
- Thursday 11:30 - 23:00
- Friday 11:30 - 23:00
- Saturday 11:30 - 23:00
- Sunday 11:30 - 23:00
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.
The fish and chips are delicious. Big portions and very tasty! The fish was super fresh and the chips done just right. Make sure to try their mushy peas as well!
The experience was everything we hoped it would be. Since Smith's Tanjong Katong branch closed, we thought we'd give Balmoral a shot. Excellent food and friendly service!
Friendly owner, delicious fish and chips and a relaxing ambience. While it is a tad pricey, it is a good place to go to satisfy fish and chips cravings!
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!
Great service. Great restaurant. Great friendly service The best fish and chips I have eaten in a long time, with a very easy booking system.
very disappointed experience. food quality bellow average. tasteless at all, just a lot of oil. cod fish is not fresh. forget it, don't wast your time and money.