Wolfies of Hove, is conveniently located close to Hove train station and has been serving up fish and chips for just over two years. It was placed in the top ten in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category at the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards and also declared the winners of the best gluten free takeaway award in the city this year. Predominantly a takeaway, although they have limited seating and are able to cater for a small number of people dining inside.
Visited: June 2016
Excellent quality food every time
They do fantastic specials such as mackerel served in a locally brewed beer batter, courtesy of their neighbours at the Watchmakers Arms and red snapper in Caribbean batter
The fish is sustainably harvested
The regular queue out of the door is a testament to the fantastic food here. The last time we ate from Wolfies, we visited on a Friday night for a takeaway supper and ordered a hake and a huss, both with chips and sides of mushy peas, curry sauce and a gherkin.
As I used to work in a fish and chip shop I’m quite particular about the quality of such food but I can honestly say that nothing we’ve eaten here yet has disappointed us.
The chips were just the right consistency – not too soggy and not too firm and the fish was delicious, full of flavour and not over-greasy. The mushy peas and curry sauce were just spot on too. We had no criticism for our food at all, everything tasted fresh and cooked to perfection. This wasn’t our first visit and I’m pleased to say that the quality has been consistent at every visit.
The menu selection is excellent, as well as an extensive ongoing menu featuring the usual suspects – cod, haddock and plaice, they also serve whitebait, handmade pies and Whitby wholetail scampi. The ‘catch of the day’ is one to look out for with dishes not often served on your every-day fish and chip menu. I’ve also heard that the home-made chicken nuggets are worth trying too.
This is definitely one to try and a takeaway that is likely to become a go-to regular firm favourite. For us, Wolfies is the best fish and chip shop in the area.
Overall verdict: (9/10)
Cost of food: Around £15 for fish and chips for two including all the accompaniments – mushy peas, curry sauce and gherkins.
90 Goldstone Villas,
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