The Best Hot Chips In Sydney
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
Whether it's with chicken salt, vinegar, tomato sauce or a side of fish and salad, enjoying hot chips are a traditional Aussie pastime. Sydney-siders are spoilt for choice when it comes to delicious fries, so here are some of our top picks to try with the whole family for a very special occasional treat.
1. Lord of the Fries, Sydney CBD
This ethical fast food restaurant specialises in hot chips - as well as making delicious vegetarian and vegan burgers and hot dogs with locally grown produce! Their hot chip menu includes classic fries, chunky fries, shoe string fries and sweet potato fries. Each is paired with a sauce inspired from countries around the world - from their Belgium sauce and Parisian sauce to their deluxe range, including the East LA sauce! Lord of the Fries truly is a total hot chip experience.
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2. Mary’s, Newtown and Sydney CBD
The hot chips here are best paired with their also-famous burgers, and come as little as $3. Mary’s is a real burger joint- the takeway-only CBD location has it’s own graffiti wall and self-serve Coke machine, and the Newtown location serves craft beers that wash those fries down just right. The hot chips are served generously, and in American-diner style in plastic baskets with grease-proof paper...a no-frills, but super tasty fries experience!
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3. Bentley’s Restaurant and Lounge, Sydney CBD
This one is a little bit fancy. Boasting a terrific wine menu, order the $12 “hand cut chips” from the bar menu for thick, deep golden, salty, yet light and fluffy on the inside hot chips. The restaurant is a bit pricey, so stick to the bar if you’re just heading there for the hot chips - but if you’re childless for the night, why not splurge?!
4. Chargrill Charlie’s, Various Locations
With nine locations across Sydney, Chargrill Charlie’s know how to to do hot chips: old-fashioned, no-fuss and thinly-cut Aussie hot chips! If you’re heading to the Woollahra or Rose Bay location, avoid after school time because you will be sure to find scores of uniform-clad kids getting their after school fix, covered in chicken salt. Cheap, quick, easy and delish (and always in super-generous serving sizes - a small chips will feed two). Prefer your chips chunky? The crispy hand-cut wedges here are super moreish too.
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5. The Burger Shed, Mosman
As their website claims, The Burger Shed really is “deliciousness for the North Shore”. Whether you’re craving their “sea salt fries” or their “sweet potato wedges”, head to the Shed if you love a thick hot chip. The burger menu is delicious and made from super-fresh produce, too.
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5. Fish Mongers, Various Locations
Mongers produce gourmet fish and chips but maintain a casual vibe, with locations by the sea in Manly and Bondi Beach. Whether you liked them served with NZ Hoki, Aussie Prawns or Sydney Rock Oysters, their hot chips served in signature little square black bowls are guaranteed not to disappoint. Best enjoyed in the summertime for the full fish and chips experience.
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6. Plumer Road Chicken Shop, Rose Bay
This is the kind of place where you go in for a rotisserie chicken and a salad, yet somehow also leave with an overflowing bag of chips...whoops! Think piping hot, thick-cut fries with just the right amount of crunch, and the perfect ratio of salt or chicken salt:fry.These should come with a warning: Highly addictive!
7. The Fishbox & Co, Carss Park
This one was recommended to us by an ellaslist reader. We love that there's the option of grilled fish here...the Little Chipper Salmon Box (below) is a great way to get some essential omega-3 fats into the little ones. Meanwhile, we're eyeing the sweet potato fries flooding The Fishbox & Co's Facebook feed!
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