Hot chips, frites, fries, fried potato sticks—whatever you call them they always deliver. Whether they’re served simple style with some tomato sauce or loaded up with chilli beef, hot chips are one of life's most wonderful pleasures.
Here’s where to find some of Perth’s best hot chips.
#1 Five Bar
Five Bar has taken hot chips and sent them all the way to yummy town with the crinkle cut variety they’re dishing out. Served with a blue cheese, bacon and walnut dip, you might as well skip common practice and make these the main event.
#2 The Garden
A trip to The Garden is not complete until a big bowl of their crunchy-on-the-outside-fluffy-on-the-inside fries is devoured among friends. Served with aioli, there’s no need for fancy toppings or dipping sauce with fries this good.
#3 Samson’s Paddock
Samson’s Paddock has got their hot chips down to a fried art. Beer battered and sprinkled with parmesan and truffle oil, they’re so moreish you’ll probably need to order more than one serve.
#4 Little Creatures
The holy grail of chips in Perth, Little Creatures frites and aioli have caused many a tantrum during outings with my family (my name’s Chloe and I am a chip hogger). If Pringles ever go out of business Little Creatures should totally nab the trademark for “once you pop you can’t stop”, because you really can’t.
Hot chips come in many different disguises and at Brika (and their takeaway window Filos & Yiros) they’re called patates. Crispy, golden hand cut chippies sprinkled with sea salt and oregano, did you know every yiros comes with patates inside? Seriously amazing!
#6 Lot 20
Is it just my Netherlands roots or are the Dutch fries from Lot 20 legit amazeballs? It’s the latter, most def. Served with a tasty peanut satay, mayo and red onion, these potato sticks are deeeelish.
#7 Lord Of The Fries
Dishing out classic, chunky, shoe string and sweet potato fries with all kinds of sauces, Lord Of The Fries has got a very good thing going on. Whether you prefer shoe strings topped with chilli salsa and sour cream (a la the Mexican) or your chunky chippies smothered in Belgian sauce, you’re in for one delicious ride!
#8 Varsity Bar
Nedlands & Waterford
Beer battered chips served with smoked paprika salt and Varsity mayo, chilli fries with cheese whip and jalapenos and hog fries with pulled pork and Carolina BBQ sauce—we’ll have one of each please, Varsity Bar!
#9 Johnny’s Burger Joint
Curly fries, waffle fries, cheese and bacon fries, chilli cheese fries—we only have fries for you Johnny! If you haven’t checked out this popular burger joint in Canningvale yet, hop to it!
#10 The Merrywell
Bacon aioli. Now I’ve got your attention let me tell you about The Merrywell’s hot chips which are served with a side of this goodness. Think crispy ripped potatoes with the perfect crunch. If you’re more of a fry guy, they serve theirs loaded with either wagyu beef chilli and cheese or rendered with duck fat and topped with truffle salt and fresh herbs.
#11 Petition Beer Corner
Sometimes simple is best and Petition Beer Corner’s hot chips with tomato sauce are exactly that and a match made in heaven when paired with one of their refreshing brews.
#12 Ribs & Burgers
Ribs & Burgers hot chips are so good they’re famous. Cooked to perfection they’re crunchy, golden and extremely moreish—you were warned!
#13 The Old Laundry
Triple cooked and served with spiced ketchup and aioli, The Old Laundry’s chippies are seriously good. Order a bunch to go around, along with their wieswurst hotdog and you’ve got yourself a night to remember.
#14 V Burger Bar
East Victoria Park
At V Burger Bar you’ll find more delicious battered chippies, as well as sweet potato wedges which are sprinkled with parmesan cheese and icing sugar—trust us, it’s a good combo. They’ve also got crumbed halloumi fingers going around for any of you potato-fearing weirdos out there.
#15 Brooklyn Lounge
Brooklyn Lounge’s loaded fries are yummo, but if you’re just after the tradish chip, theirs are crispy, served with paprika and aioli and scrum-didly-umptious.
Tossed in a wonderful garlic spice mix and generously topped with crumbled feta, sink your teeth into Middle-Eastern inspired hot chips while sipping on your Turkish Delight Martini at Hadiqa.
When you’re done working your way through all of these hot chips, here’s a few more spots to add to your list.
The Garden | Image credit: Louise Coghill