No Chips Please! Fishy Fishy Review

Published On May 13, 2014 | By Helen Mary | Food & Drink Reviews

Helen Mary is on the hunt for great kids’ menus that buck the chicken nugget trend. She’ll be taking her children on a tour of Brighton’s eateries every month to find the best in kids cuisine. This month at Fishy Fishy.

I was really excited about reviewing Fishy Fishy because I absolutely adore fish and seafood and I really want my children to grow up with the same appreciation.

The restaurant is spread over two floors with a beautiful glass enclosed area at the front and the children were completely fascinated by all the ‘fishy’ themed décor. We were shown to our seats and given the kids menus which had a picture to colour in on the back but unfortunately we were not given anything to colour it in with. Luckily I had come prepared with stickers and pens. The menu was brief and not really what I had hoped for. Breaded fish goujons with chips, grilled fish (with or without batter) with chips or tomato pasta. I was hoping for a kedgeree, risotto or fish pie, options that encourage kids to eat fish without the batter and that weren’t so run of the mill.

Drinks came first
but there were no straws so we had quite a few spills. We ordered the grilled fish with chips and the tomato pasta. Unfortunately ‘no chips’ was not an option as there were no other side options if I wanted them to have fish, which is such a shame. The portion sizes were good and the fish was tender and the kids said it was yummy but the chips were really the main event for them! The pasta was really tasty but my daughter ended up eating half of the french beans off my plate because she loves vegetables and this meal was lacking in vegetables apart from some tomato and cucumber that came with the fish.

For dessert the only option was ice cream which my son can’t eat. I asked if perhaps they could offer some kind of fruit but unfortunately they only use fruit for garnish so this wasn’t possible.

The price isn’t bad, £5.50 for two courses and a drink but the options are limited. I think I expected more because the adult menu is so enticing and adventurous but unfortunately the kids menu let them down as they seem to have gone down the safe route. The food was of a good standard, it is just a shame that it mostly involved chips. I must add that the service was great, they were very attentive and there were plenty of highchairs available for really little ones.

Perhaps you could ‘push the boat out’ Fishy Fishy and add a few healthy options to your menu, It really would make all the difference.

About The Writer

I grew up in London and studied in Brighton many many moons ago but it was only two years ago that I decided to return to this wonderful city, to make it my family home. There may not be sand on our beach but a view of the sea never fails to inspire me. I am rediscovering Brighton but this time as a 'grown up'. My writing has become my passion, along with food and Peach Bellinis.