Forget everything you think about fish and chips. Bia Mara came to make a statement with their new approach on the traditional fish and chips, getting automatically rid of all the well known downsides of this infamous British classic.
The restaurant works with a sustainable and rather wide range of fish species, but you can also have chicken or even vegetarian options all seasoned with well combined spices, coated and fried with light Tempura or crunchy Panko, you name it.
The chunky chips also deserve to be mentioned. They’re the perfect kind: crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. And last but not least, you have a handful options of sauces that are homemade and carefully paired with every dish on the menu. I’d advise you to try them all as they’re seriously good and can be ordered in smaller sizes.
Last visit my choice was the Spanish Panko Fish with Seaweed Salted Chips & Homemade Spicy Bravas Sauce which is my favourite dish, followed closely by the Norwegian Panko. But I honestly wouldn’t recommend anything specific since the entire menu is great.
Bia Mara keeps the drinking part very simple. A few variations of lemonades to choose from, one or two labels of seasonal Belgian beers, on this visit I had the great Oesterstout; and a ‘special wine’, white or red, that they display on the wall board.
Place is cosy and also busy, so make sure to arrive early as they don’t take reservations.
I grab a bite there more often then not, since the end of 2015 and always feel pleased with their steady quality, friendly staff and fast service. Not to mention the trendy urban decor.
I’m sure that after the first bite you’ll know for a fact that the place is an absolute find and coming back is inevitable, after all they have a killer combination of simplicity, quality and reasonable price.
*For more info visit their website: www.biamara.com