Starting up a Fish and Chip shop in Brampton is a courageous move. Taking on the legendary Heritage Fish and Chips is a daunting task. This is what the folks at the recently opened Harbourside Fish and Chips are trying to do and kudos to them.
Bramptonist was on hand on for day 2 of the official opening to get a taste. I’ve decided to leave the review for a couple of months because it is unfair to judge a new restaurant by the product they serve at the beginning. It will take time to work out the kinks.
On the menu for lunch was the halibut and chips ($14.95) and an avocado and lime fish taco ($3.95). I always figure If you are trying out a fish and chip place you need to go with the halibut.
Halibut is a difficult fish to prepare and the soaring prices make it a delicacy these days. As much as I wanted to like the fish and chips it wasn’t quite right, it was over cooked and lacked the flakiness you want in a great piece of halibut.
I do believe the taste will be there and the chips were top notch. We will definitely be back to give it another go and will share update on the progress.
Harbourside has a nice atmosphere. It definitely checks the boxes for brightness and cleanliness. Service was great.
Fish is a passion for this particular reviewer and I happily cheer on the family at Harbourside
Harbourside Fish & Chips
180 Sandalwood Parkway East