For our last meal in Victoria, Dave and I were on the hunt for fish and chips for lunch. We had heard about a fabulous little take out place (run out of a shipping container) near the water on Wharf Street. Even though it was raining and we weren’t sure there would be seating, we made the trek to Red Fish Blue Fish.
The restaurant can be hard to find, you have to keep your eyes peeled for a sign along the harbour side of Wharf Street and then walk down a ramp to get there. Happily, there is covered seating and tables, so even in the rain, you can grab your fish and chips to go or enjoy the beautiful scenery of the harbour.
Dave and both chose the fish and chips (though there are many other great things on the menu, including fish tacones). Dave chose Salmon and I chose Halibut. It took less than 10 minutes to get our freshly made and piping hot fish and chips, and it was steaming as we unwrapped our plates (perfect for a rainy and chilly day).
Dave and I both raved about our fish – he enjoyed the salmon with a jerk tartar sauce as something new and different, and I really enjoyed my halibut with the usual tartar sauce. The fish itself was perfectly cooked and the fried batter was nice and crispy (nothing soggy about this fish)! The chips were also very crisp and cut nice and thick.
Red Fish Blue Fish was absolutely delicious and totally lives up to all the hype we had heard about the place. It was also just great fun eating a great meal by the harbour.