Olde York Fish & Chips
By YP Contributor

Acclaimed Fish and Chips

You know you’re on to something when customers tell you that your fish and chips taste better than they do in England (land of this wholesome, hearty dish). You really know you're on to something when visitors from the east coast of Canada - the country’s fish dish experts - add their superlative praise to the pot. But such compliments are all in a day’s work for twin sisters Rachael and Olivia Feather, who run the Leaside neighbourhood Olde Yorke Fish & Chips alongside their parents, Anne and Peter. The restaurant boasts many awards, from “The Best Fish & Chips in the City” to “The Best Family Restaurant in the City”. “The last one was in 2014 when we won the best neighbourhood restaurant in Toronto Life magazine,” says Rachael.

We have a lot of regulars who visit us on a weekly basis. They return regularly because our food and service is always consistent. We strive to keep it that way. - Rachael Feather, co-manager
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A Welcoming Pub-Style Environment

This fish and chips restaurant respects all the traditions, from the mushy peas on the menu to the welcoming pub atmosphere. Seating is plush, tables are dark, the wood is homey and a pub-style bar lines one wall. The restaurant is adorned with nostalgic paintings of old Toronto and England and fun pub memorabilia adds the finishing touches. What it doesn’t have is blaring music or a TV, a pub-like characteristic that customers are happy to forego in order to enjoy their meals and company without a run-down of the latest soccer scores interfering.

This is not a spot which changes its décor and menu every time the weather turns, which is what customers love about it. ““We have a lot of regulars who visit us on a weekly basis. They return regularly because our food and service is always consistent,” says Rachael. “We strive to keep it that way.”

A selection of fish is on offer including Haddock, Halibut and Cod, all served with old-style chips cooked just right. Olde Yorke Fish & Chips is open for lunch and dinner with take-out options available if you’re on the run. This is especially convenient at lunchtime when you want to pick up a light bite. How does a chip buttie or lunch-sized portion of fish and chips sound to you?

Daily lunch specials and a full menu of dinner dishes and sides satisfy the most die-hard fish and chip connoisseurs. Don’t feel like fish and chips? No worries. Olde Yorke Fish & Chips have not forgotten people who lean towards chicken and other down-to-earth grub. “We serve chicken dishes, hamburgers, meat pies, soups and salads so there’s something for everyone on the menu,” says Rachael.

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Chip Off the Old Block

The restaurant is named for a city in England, the beautiful and historic city of York. Rachael and Olivia’s grandfather ran a fish and chip restaurant there and the tradition passed on to the girls’ parents, Anne and Peter, who have been in the business since 1969. The couple opened Olde Yorke Fish & Chips in 1997, continuing the family tradition.

Award-winning fish and chips, fish dishes, chicken dishes, hamburgers, meat pies, salads and soups
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