Fish by Moonlite

Few small-town fish and chip shops are as considered as Fish by Moonlite. While this place might look simple (there are only about half a dozen items to choose from), the methods and recipes under the hood are anything but. It's like a fine diner wearing fish’n’chipper’s clothes.

Take the potato cakes for instance: they’re hand-cut from whole potatoes, cooked in water with salt and fresh bay leaves, then battered and fried to order.

The fish of the day (King George Whiting, pink snapper or flathead, usually) and calamari fly out the door here, especially in the warmer months. But if you’re staying somewhere with self-catering, you’d do well to pick up a fresh fillet and some prawns to take back to the digs.

There’s also a small fresh selection of oysters, local mussels and prawns if you don’t feel like heading in the deep-fried direction. Whichever route you take, you can bet everything is sourced from nearby Portland or further along the Victorian coastline.

Updated: June 14th, 2022

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