Penrose Fish & Chips
600 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON, M4S 2M8
There’s nothing fancy about this neighbourhood fixture; just fish and chips that keep diners lining up out the door.
|Cuisine Type |||English, Fast Food|
|Amenities |||No Alcohol, Visible Kitchen|
|Payment |||MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Mt Pleasant bus|
|Cross Street |||Eglinton|
|Tues – Fri 11AM – 7PM, Sat 11AM – 6:30PM, Sun – Mon closed|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
If you’re someone that often feels overwhelmed by the number of choices on many menus, then you might find the Penrose menu a breath of fresh air. Basically, it consists of choosing between one or two pieces of fish (Halibut or Haddock) to go with the chips. There are a couple of side items like the ubiquitous coleslaw as well as bread and butter. Pretty much everything is offered a la carte, if you’re only in the mood for a snack. Take-out orders are wrapped in newspaper just like they are in Britain.
the retro feel
With its aquamarine blue walls and stuffed fish adorning them, Penrose has the style of a bygone era. This tiny eatery fills up quickly and most of the front of the shop is dedicated to the kitchen where you can watch the magic happen. Keeping with this retro feel, there are a number of old-fashioned sodas available, as well the usual soda options.
save the best for last
Dessert is a real treat at Penrose. Pie is the item of choice and there is usually apple, strawberry/rhubarb, blueberry and pecan. Friday is special because it features the lemon meringue pie made by Marion Johnston, who has been providing the weekly special for over 60 years.