The Old Brown Shoe: Fish & Chips in Newspapers!


Has anybody heard of The Old Brown Shoe? A very good friend of mine, Nicolez, was raving about the fish & chips served at this small and cosy British pub located along Bukit Timah Road. Even though she did not go into the specifics, she managed to convince me and the rest, as they say, is history 😛


Look! Fish & Chips ($12.50) wrapped in newspapers! By wrapping it in greaseproof paper, followed by a layer of newspaper, this seemed to be the traditional way of serving fish & chips. It is also a good and clever way to keep your food hot! 🙂 In colder countries, it helps to keep one warm I guess? Imagine ordering fish & chips as takeaway, you can conveniently carry it under your jacket to keep your body warm on your way back home or to the office!


Now let’s take a peek inside! Oops I had the fish cut up into two. Anyway it was a pretty huge piece of fish served with thick cut fries. It certainly does not look like much.. But I only managed to finish about two thirds of the fish. Hehe maybe I drank too much beer 😛


I really like how the fish was done. I must say that the slab of dory fish was wonderfully coated with batter that was thin, light and crispy on the outside. I’m not a fan of hard crackling crumbs and amazingly, there were none. And underneath that thin crisp batter, was an extra moist and juicy layer, with a bit of that oiliness from the fish itself. Worthy of mention is how buttery the fish tasted! I guess it must have something special in the recipe that made me satiated so quickly. You really ought to try this out for yourself! 🙂


Even though there was a wide range of pub grubs available on the menu, all eight of us had fish & chips. The Old Brown Shoe is a nice place to chill out with friends over a couple of drinks. You can also watch live rugby, F1 and other sports on their big screen. The waiter was very friendly and made us feel at home. I love this place already! 🙂

The Old Brown Shoe
619F Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269726
Tel: 6468 4626

Opening Hours:
Mon, Tue & Thu
4pm – 12am
Wed & Fri
4pm – 1am
12pm – 12am
12pm – 11pm

6 thoughts on “The Old Brown Shoe: Fish & Chips in Newspapers!

  1. Glad to know this place exists. Been wanting to try out that Smith’s but I heard so much bad reviews about it. Singapore lacks a good fish and chip place and it looks like this one meets the mark finally!

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