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172 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181

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Restaurants - Windsor, VIC

Hooked Fish and Chipper is a Melbourne Fish and Chip institution serving fish and chips, delicious and healthy seafood dishes in a new school classic British style.

Fish and chips - more famous than the Beatles and the height of British gastronomy -gained its fame as a tasty and nutritious stock meal for the English working classes around the time of the industrial revolution. The simultaneous emergence of mass factory fishing and the railways meant that cariggeloads of fish could be delivered into the industrial heart of England.

Fried fish were popular in the South while the Belgian specialty - fried potatoes - were moving like…Hot chips in the North. The magnetism between these two perfect foods is obviously a supernatural force and the two were inevitably married by the immortal hands of Jewish immigrant Joseph Malin, who opened Britain’s first fish and chip shop in London’s east end over a bubbling cauldron of lard set upon hot coals.

The combination was undeniably the perfect meal and fish and chips spread like wildfire, shops not only provided sustenance nutrition to the working classes but giving them the trappings of fine dining and high society: a sit down meal with cutlery and a tablecloth.

The unbeatable pair inevitably took the nation by storm and since, the world.

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