The Flavour Report with Derek Goforth: The search for the best fish and chips continues at Stingers

Derek Goforth Geraldton Guardian
The fish and chips at Stingers
Camera IconThe fish and chips at Stingers Credit: Derek Goforth

Welcome back to The Flavour Report, Yyour, (well I like to think so) go-to source for mouth-watering food reviews that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Today, I continue my mission to find the Midwest’s best fish and chips, stick with me and I’ll take you on a culinary journey to Stingers, a fish and chip shop on Marine Terrace in the heart of Geraldton.

Firstly and most importantly, we start with the fish, which was coated in a nice, all be it a bit thick, crispy batter. Which had a delightful crunch that really was music to our ears.

With each bite, the fish melted in our mouths, leaving behind a flavourful explosion of succulent goodness, (my young boy’s words not mine, lol).

However, even he agreed, the generous serving of fish was a tad greasy, which somewhat detracted from the overall taste.

But we all agreed what really let us down were the chips, which for a fish and chip shop was a real disappointment.

Lacking in the much-needed crunch, they were regrettably mushy, leaving us with a soggy sensation that was far from satisfying.

We were also taken aback by the relatively small portion size of the chips, which we felt was a bit overpriced for just over $50 for three servings of fish and chips.

That said, the service was polite and professional, with the staff attending to our needs with a smile, even though they could have been more forthcoming with information on the portion sizes. And the convenience of parking right outside the shop was a definite plus.

In summary, Stingers may be worth a try if you’re in the area and looking for a quick bite.

The crispy fish had a good texture, but the quality of the chips could use some improvement, and the serving size was a bit of a letdown.

However, the overall experience was satisfactory, and we look forward to discovering more hidden gems on our foodie expeditions.

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