Pretoria Choices: Top Fish and Chips Spots

We had a look around Pretoria for some proper fish and chips spots. We’re talking places that serve up a gloriously greasy, good-sized piece of battered hake with old-school salt-and-vinegar slap chips wrapped in large sheets of kraft paper. Here’s what we found…

Theo’s Kitchen

Theo’s Kitchen is a family-run takeaway restaurant that serves a selection of hamburgers, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes and vetkoek. Their delectable fish, slap chips and fishcakes are definitely a must-try. Expect generous portions and meals that have a distinct home-cooked look and taste.

Details: 280 Cradock Avenue, Centurion / 012 664 3033 /

Toni’s Fish & Chip Co.

You’ll probably have to go to somewhere along the coast to find a fresher serving of fish and chips than Toni’s Fish & Chip Co. After establishing a gourmet pizza restaurant, owners Ian and Toni Sime have dedicated endless nights to perfecting their fish, calamari and gourmet wraps menu. Add the freshest ingredients and superb staff who serve these gourmet masterpieces and you’re all set for a fabulous fish fest.

Details: 902 Pierneef Street, Villieria / 082 522 4867 /


Fish2Go is one of Centurion’s most popular family takeaway restaurants. All their meals are prepared fresh, with no pre-cooking, in secret and much-loved Fish2Go batter. Take your pick from the traditional menu that includes fish and chips, snoek and chips or prawn and chips. Fish2Go also offers some great value fish and chips combos as well as wraps and Russians.

Details: Lyttelton Shopping Centre, Corner of Union and Cantonments Road, Centurion / 012 664 5839 /

Die Fish-n-Chips Plek Die Fish-n-Chips Plek is a small take-out restaurant that was opened in 2009. If you’re looking for a large portion of potato chips and a succulent piece of deep-fried hake, Die Fish-n-Plek is a good option.

Details: Winmore Village Centre, Corner of Hesketh Street and De Villabois Mareuil Drive, Moreleta Park / 012 997 7053 /

By Jana van der Linde