Fish & Co: More Than Just Fish and Chips

Although I'm a sucker for anything seafood, I rarely eat out on seafood restaurants since my mom can get a hold of the freshest catches from the sea and cook them in the comforts of our own home. However one weekday afternoon last December, when we were in Trinoma, the beau and I spotted Fish & Co. and decided to give it a shot.
Fish & Co Trinoma

This trip isn't my first at Fish & Co. though since I've already been here with my sister and dad. And in this same branch in Trinoma, mind you. However, that was about four years ago already and I can barely remember what we had except for the fish and chips, so this visit was really in order. And while I can't exactly recall my previous Fish & Co. experience, there was a familiar vibe when the beau and I entered the restaurant.

Fish & Co Utensils

It was bright, engaging and underwater-themed with wooden furniture and fixtures -- just like how I can remember it back on our first visit. Every table also has fish-shaped wooden boards which I found so quirky. But of course, we weren't at Fish & Co. just to glomp about the ambiance and interesting touches. So let the food review begin!

The Best Fish & Chips in Town P435

First on our table was The Best Fish & Chips in Town (P435) which is a signature dish at Fish & Co.. These traditional English-style battered then fried fish fillets were topped with a lemon butter sauce and served with chips on the side. While I'm not the type who goes gaga for fish and chips, I can't deny that I gorged down forkfuls after forkfuls of this English treat. The beau who's not really a fan of the dish also seemed to be very pleased.

Italian Sausage Pizza P395

We also had the Italian Sausage Pizza (P395) which is the restaurant's take on an Italian favorite. This rendition has generous amounts of Italian sausage pieces and mozzarella cheese on top of puff pastry. It was my first time to have this type of pizza, and I loved it! It was light on the bite and the palate yet exploding with smoky flavors. The beau sadly didn't dig the filo puff pastry crust as he still prefers the usual pizza dough.

Al Funghi Spaghetti P375

For more carbs, we had the Al Funghi Spaghetti (P375) -- a plate of pasta tossed in shiitake mushrooms and pesto sauce then topped with roasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. And while this dish seemed to have a lot of potential, it was a total let down. Only the shiitake mushrooms and Parmesan gave the spaghetti some flavor. The pesto sauce was hardly there in terms of taste even though the dish seemed to have a lot of chopped basil. If only the pesto was tastier, this would've been a win for both the beau and me.

Now, these next three dishes are from another trip to Fish & Co.. But this time, with my college friends instead of the beau. This was still from the Trinoma branch, by the way.

Just For Me Baked Salmon P385

My friend Conie had the Just For Me - Baked Salmon (P385) which is a solo plate of citrus-crusted baked salmon with mushroom sauce and seafood rice on the side. When this was served on our table, I seriously can't help but ogle at my friend's order. It looked so good, and tasted even better! Baked to 80% doneness, the salmon was so moist and so succulent with an herby yet savory crust. I will seriously order this next time!

Just For Me Seafood Curry P350

Fel on the other hand, had the Just For Me - Seafood Curry (P350) which is a solo serving of mixed seafood braised in spicy red coconut curry sauce then topped on hot steaming long grain rice. Since I'm not really a big curry fan, I found her dish just okay. My friend seemed to like her order at first, but got tired of the spicy ensemble after a while.

Just For Me BBQ Pork Ribs P495

As for me, I had the Just For Me - BBQ Pork Ribs (P495) -- the solo version of the fire-grilled and glazed fall-off-the-bone tender pork ribs served with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce and your choice of a side. For the price, I was quite disappointed with the serving size. Just a little under P200 at T.G.I. Friday's and you can already get half rack of baby back ribs. (I guess this is what I get for ordering pork in a seafood resto.) However, taste-wise I have to say that these are better than Friday's. Even if I only got to enjoy a few forkfuls of meat, they were surely one of the best pork ribs I've ever had.

Granny & The Greenstalk P110 Sharkie Freeze Glass P105 Premium Italian Coffee P90

For drinks, I got to try the Granny & The Greenstalk (P110). It's a refreshing concoction made from green apples, cucumber and celery -- something the healthy eater-slash-drinker or adventurous soul like me would love. On another trip, I got the Sharkie Freeze (Glass P105; Liter Mug P275) which is a signature blend of passion fruit. It's sharp, crisp and icy, perfect for a scorching day. Fish & Co. also has something for the predictable beau, a cup of Premium Italian Coffee (P90).

THE VERDICT

After my trips to Fish & Co., I'd say this Singaporean chain under The Bistro Group wing has more than just fish and chips to offer. While their fish and chips are already great, there are more interesting items on their menu I'd be going back for again and again. Oh, and I learned a lesson from my visit with friends. If you have a big appetite (like I do) and have some cash to spare, skip the Just For Me servings and go straight for the regular serving portions, lest you want to end up craving for more.

Taste - 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 3.5/5
Price - 3.5/5
Overall Value - 3.5/5


Fish & Co., Trinoma
L/4 Trinoma Garden, North Ave. cor Mindanao Ave.,
Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 916-2028
Official Website
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41 comments:

  1. Fish and Co. serves expensive food but they are all worth the buck. With larger portions than the regular ones, one order can suffice for two (or more, in my case). It's one of my most favorite restaurants. :)

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  2. The Fish and chips made me remember the one I had in Sydney. I like to try it again. I will try to visit Fish & Co this weekend.

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  3. I love Fish & Co. :) Such a good place to dine and hang out with friend. It' been three months na since I last visited the place..

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  4. well, from your pictures... the place does look bright and engaging... the food looks great but I don't think I'll be going there anytime soon... my wallet won't be able to handle the pressure... LOL!

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  5. The Best Fish & Chips in Town (P435)+ Just For Me - Baked Salmon (P385)= 820
    X 2 = 1640, pwede na sa amin ni misis yan. Abot budget. Fave ni misis ang baked salmon.

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  6. I went to Fish and Co. once and I never came back.. I thought the fish was a bit too oily, and wasn't the most flavorful thing in the world. The red snapper at Wildflour (BGC) on the other hand, is heaven on earth :)

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    1. The fish we had on our visit wasn't oily naman. I can't say it's the best I've had though. Anyway, I've been hearing a lot of good things about Wildflour. Will make sure to check it out soon!

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  7. Sometimes it's so good to try out foods outside our home, new comforts and ambiance :)

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  8. omg! all the foods looks so great! so then i am cravinf fir some fish and chips tuloy! hihi xx

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  9. It's been sometime since my last visit to Fish and Co. That was at their Greenbelt branch. I couldn't remember how food tasted back them. Would be good to go back now that I blog

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  10. While reading your article, the photos captured me, as always. They're so mouth-watering. (Forgive me for that adjective, Sumi, hehe).
    I think The Best Fish & Chips in Town is a must try since its their signature dish.

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  11. You can't really go wrong with their best fish and chips in town. Speaking of which I hope I could pay them a visit one more time.

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  12. It's been exactly a year since I last visited Fish & Co. Love the Fish and Chips! I felt the same way with the pizza, I found the filo pastry kinda messy.


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  13. I tried this restaurant and I enjoyed the ambiance. Great place for reconnecting with your friends while you enjoy the food.

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  14. i <3 their fish & chips! i only go there for that..next time i'll try the ones that you've mentioned here..thanks!

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  15. I think Fish & Co. is a great place though it's not the best in terms of price.. :)

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  16. Oh, Sumi! I haven't been to Fish & Co. in a while, so your post got me all hungry all of a sudden. I think the last time I was there was when they were still offering their 'Just For Me Fish & Chips' -- if I recall correctly. :) Anyway, I'm definitely trying the Baked Salmon next time. :)

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  17. I have tried their fish and chips before and it was good .. I could wait to find one store here in Mindanao ... hope they branch out ..

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  18. oh I definitely would like to try it here hehe :)

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  19. I sooper love this place. But sometimes, I thought its too pricey. Haha!

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  20. Fish & Co. looks an awesome place and the foods looks really good!

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  21. I love their Best Fish & Chips in Town but I find it too expensive

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  22. I miss The Best Fish & Chips in Town!! Will visit there again soon!

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  23. Ive eaten there once, and of course wishing to go back :) . All Your photos are Really making me hungry!

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  24. I like their seafood curry, it looks fresh and creamy. I haven't been there and I want to try.

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  25. Great review and images, Sumi! I haven't tried Fish and Co. Though the price is little bit expensive, I believe it all worth. Keep posting such articles like this! Oh, I hope you can give us some tips where to go this coming valentines... :)

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  26. We went there for my mom's birthday, we loved fish & co, can't wait to come back. :)

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  27. I'm not really into fish and picky when it comes to seafood but the menu at Fish and Co. looks yummy. I haven't eaten at Fish and Co. yet but I already heard a lot of positive feedback about this resto and I'm excited to try it soon. :)
    - Sarah P. :)

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  28. never been here. Hope to eat there someday and try those delish foods!

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  29. Very expensive. I will surely try to visit here this april. I want to try Baked Salmon.. :)

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  30. have try it a bit expensive if without their Bistro card but delicious

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  31. I went to their MOA branch with my daughter two years ago, I think. I just wanted to try it out. I wasn't really raving about it then. Maybe I ordered the wrong stuff :).

    Belated happy birthday to you, by the way :)

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  32. never tried eaing here yet but after reading this, i am craving!

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  33. my hubby being English would definitely want to try their version of fish and chips...just wonder if they do the malt vinegar dip as well..their BBQ pork ribs is something i'd have in a heartbeat;)-carmen watkins

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  34. My friend has dined here lately saying that the food does taste good but its a little bit pricey. Hopefully I get to try eat here for myself someday soon!

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  35. Why do you always take good pictures that make the food really look yummy!!!

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  36. love to try fish and co one of this days!!

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  37. From the Bistro group...this is the chain I least go to or would choose to go to. Not because they are bad because the food is actually good....but there are just so many restaurants out there as well haha. But because of the advent, this is my go-to place on Fridays and when I'm craving for some fish & chips! Haha

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  38. Never been to Fish & Co. may i should save money to dine.. like if they have the BEST, mouthwatering Fish and chips..

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  39. I haven't tried Fish & Co. because the entire members of my family are meat lovers except actually for me! I'm a seafood lover. Eh ayoko mag-isa kumain! Kaya hindi namin na-ttry! hehe! I wouldlove to convince them enough for this!

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