The Joli Fryer styles itself thusly: "Tasty Fish & Chix"
Located in a little cluster of shops on Rewa street, this out-of-the-way chippie focuses on the basics. You can pick what fraction of a chicken you want with your chips, or how many pieces of fish to include with your meal, but not much more. If you're after a more gourmet 'pick your fish' experience then this is not the place for you.
The serves are well priced, fairly generous (particularly the chicken) and generally live up to the claim on the box of being tasty. All frying is done to order, so freshness is not a problem.
The shop is clean, with a few homely touches. It is however, quite small. Eating in is not recommended.
Kania Tiko sums up his impression of this place as follows: "It's fish and chips ... what else can you say?"
My own feelings are somewhat stronger. The last time I went there neither of the 2 ladies behind the counter wanted to take my order. They skulked around the back of the shop filling a backlog of orders and ignoring the shop front. After 20 minutes of standing at the counter I left in disgust, without placing an order. I have not been back since.
This (hopefully isolated) experience earns The Joli Fryer a thumbs-down until the weight of public opinion proves otherwise.
- The Joli Fryer
- Rewa Street, Flagstaff
- Opening Hours:
- $5 - $9 per person