Here at The Urban List, we sincerely empathise with your cravings for deep fried batons of crispy, potato goodness and have roundup the best Sydney has to offer. When the hankering for hot chips strikes and your tummy is 'frying out' to be fed, head to one of these potato havens. You won't be disappointed.
If you're all about texture when it comes to your hot chips, then look no further than Fishmongers. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, steaming and soft on the inside, Fishmongers' hot chips are flavoursome and texture rich. They hand-cut their 50-kilo sacks of potatoes every day, so you know they're made with love. Fishmongers also offer hand-cut kumera chips, for those of you feeling adventurous.
Address: 42 Hall Street, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Phone: 02 9365 2205
Opening hours: Daily 12pm-9pm
Lord Of The Fries
Perfecting the ultimate chip since 2004, Lord of the Fries has extended their Melbourne reach to Sydney with a new flagship store on bustling George Street. The owners bonded over their love of the fry, and are dishing out their unique hot chip version topped with internationally inspired sauces. With an all-inclusive philosophy: halal; kosher; gluten-free; vegetarian; and vegan options—everybody can enjoy!
Address: 537 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 1300 667 552
Opening hours: Daily 10am-Late
The $9 price tag for a bucket of house chips at the Treehouse is money well spent. At this lovely North Sydney establishment, you will receive a generous serving of crunchy, hand-cut chips, akin to slabs of solid gold. Complementing the satisfying crunch is a dense, creamy aioli that will have you ordering seconds (if not thirds).
Address: 60 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 02 8458 8980
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7am-Late, Saturday 2pm-Late, Sunday private functions only
Ribs & Burgers
Ribs & Burgers may serve up just that, ribs and burgers, however, it's their deliciously crunchy, golden chips that keep its patrons coming back for more. These bites are enough to convert even the most wary of individuals, so take our tip and head straight for the chip!
(For the Neutral Bay location check the website).
Address: The Star, Café Court, Level G, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: 02 9518 8825
Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9.30pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-Late
Charlie & Co.
Often dubbed the 'Holy Grail' by lovers of hot chips, Charlie & Co. has garnered a loyal following of those dedicated to their fried fare. The Parmesan truffle fries are the wild card at this popular lunch spot, chunky fries infused with truffle oil and topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan ($8). So head to Charlie & Co. if a gourmet version of the hot chip is what your tummy is grumbling for.
Address: 86-100 Market Street, Westfield, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 8072 7777
Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 9.30am-6.30pm, Thursday 9.30am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9.30am-6.30pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Fish on Fire
Fish on Fire is a Glebe local's best-kept secret when it comes to the humble chip, and some seriously tasty seafood. Forget beer-battered fish, at Fish on Fire this all-time favourite coating is reserved for the potato strips. If that's not enough to get you down there—we don't know what will.
Address: 217A Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
Phone: 02 9660 4212
Opening hours: Daily 11am-9pm
Frango Petersham Charcoal Chicken
Frango Petersham Charcoal Chicken's patrons swear by their hot chips and 'the best Portugese chicken in Sydney'. A winning combo. The daily queue spilling onto the street is testament to their deliciously succulent chicken and the audible crunch when biting into one of their hot chips.
Address: 98 New Canterbury Road, Petersham NSW 2049
Phone: 02 9560 2369
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-8.30pm
This café's fare has been compared to the likes of an old-school, English-style pub and the potato is laid on thick at Bar Mattino. The cuisine could be described as a modern take on British comfort food and as such, the chips are a healthy addition. Hand-cut and fried to perfection, these chips are worth a trip to Chippendale.
Address: 96 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Phone: 02 9699 1442
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Sunday 8am-4pm
We're not sure if Ocean Foods serves "the best fish 'n' chips in the universe" as their website claims, but we know they are near the top of Sydney's list. This unassuming fish and chipper serve up fat-cut chips that elicit salivation.
Address: 154 Lyons Rd, Drummoyne NSW 2047
Phone: 02 9181 4336
Opening Hours: Daily 9am-9pm