I have never been impressed with Fish & Co after they expanded as a chain restaurant. But I recently discovered to my surprise that they can do a calamari like nowhere else I've seen in Singapore. The fried version (S$8.90) gives you generous, wide-cut slices of squid that's crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. No chewiness! And just nicely seasoned.
Hubby took the New York style fish and chips (S$14.90), a large slab of crispy battered fillet of white fish with fries. It's OK, but a tad expensive I guess. Forgot to ask what kind of fish it was, but at least it didn't taste muddy.
I took the seafood platter for one (actually wanted the version for two but hubby didn't want to veer away from fish and chips). Oh my god, it's a huge portion. Got more calamari here, this time the grilled version (which is also good, but the fried one is better). Five grilled prawns split open and a sliver of grilled fish (see base of photo). Loads of fries and some really tasty rice (saffron pilaf?) with raisins. Great value for money at S$18.90!
I've heard people complain about bad service at Fish & Co but so far, I've not experienced that yet (it probably varies from outlet to outlet). The server we had at Parkway Parade was prompt, friendly and proactively announced soup of the day and even credit card promotions. One waiter even gave Nadine a balloon, which delighted her to no end. Oh, yes, Nadine liked the food too (bits of fish and fries).
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