Hunky Dory is a boutique chain of fish and chip shops that are consistently packed with a broad clientele. The Richmond branch is still relatively new, but is certainly well established.
On previous occasions we’ve taken away. Though given the comfortable dining space, both inside and out, there has always been a temptation to enjoy a meal here to get that added freshness that you miss out on with takeaway.
Hunky Dory’s approach seems simple. Provide a reasonably priced (not necessarily cheap) quality product, in a sleek and comfortable space, delivered by friendly staff. They are competing with several like ventures along Swan Street like Meatmother, Jimmy Grants, Meatball and Fonda, so the fact all the tables are taken is a sign that the approach is working.
Tonight we both order the fried blue grenadier, with a small chips to share (as suggested by the helpful counter staff), and a Greek salad. Fried fish is not rocket science but is easy to completely mess up! The blue grenadier is a white fish that is quite thin meaning overcooking is easy to do, but our fish is cooked well. The chips are great and the Greek salad is lively and fresh.
I’m looking forward to more visits to Hunky Dory for quality fish and chips on long summer nights, that are gladly just around the corner!