For decades St Kilda Beach, Melbourne’s most famous and most frequently visited beach, hasn’t had a fish and chippery.
Now Paper Fish, a beachside fish and chip shop, serves high quality fresh fish and chips and other beach bites such as salads, calamari and fritto misto is a giant paper cone.
Paper Fish‘s location can’t be beaten. After a frolic on the beach Baby 2.0 cycles directly off the St Kilda boardwalk for our lunch.
Grab a wooden block stool under the palm trees or take your fish and chips to the beach.
The panoramic view of Port Phillip Bay is stunning, with a soundtrack of chortling seagulls and swishing of bike tyres on the path.
They are aiming to be a healthier alternative to your traditional fish and ships which means you can choose to have your (sustainable) fish grilled or in a light tempura batter.
I highly recommend the grilled blue grenadier, so fresh and flaky, served in a cute recyclable box with a fish design. You can also go off-piste with a crunchy coconut prawn taco or soft-shelled crab in a milk bun.
I find the chips a little soggy, so I hope that they are able to up the crunch factor a bit more as the kitchen settles in. Baby 2.0 still devours a heap of them!
For dessert check out Piccolina Gelateria St Kilda
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- pram access, just walk straight off the beach/boardwalk;
- order for eat-in or takeaway;
- public toilets nearby;
- take a bike or scooter and sand play equipment; and
- paid street parking.