We decided to check out Bare Bones Fish & Chips for lunch. Interesting that it used to be an old church (you can tell by the pews seating that still in use). They’re located directly across the street from Boomerangs Cafe.
We dropped in on a Tuesday (around noon) and it was steadily busy throughout our stay. Service is sweet and genuine and the food comes out incredibly quick. The menu is short; a few appetizers, fish and chips (cod, halibut, salmon and jumbo prawns), other stuff and dessert.
They also had a couple drinks and desserts on special.
Condiments on the table included ketchup, two types of vinegar and salt & pepper.
Bare bones cod and chips ($17.00 for 2 pieces)
We opted for one piece with the English-style traditional batter and the other with panko coating. The former was the better; light, crunchy and tender. The panko piece was slightly dry and overdone.
We went with the hand-cut chips (bland and lacked a good bite) and caesar salad (average) for our sides, then the the lemon dill and traditional tartar for our sauces. As others have said, portion size is generous and can easily be shared. They were very accommodating and split our meal into two plates for us.
Not too sweet and good coconut notes. Solid spot to get some fish and chips.
Bare Bones Fish & Chips
4824 Johnston Rd
Port Alberni, BC