Brady's serves up authentic British fish & chips with all the fixings. Brady's also offers an extensive menu of chowders, sandwiches, burgers and seafood combo dinners.
Brady's is really a take-out service although they do have a uninspired dining area. Its well regarded in Victoria for the inexpensive and large portions that they serve. Chips are excellent, fish batter is average but tasty.
With so many promising dining options for our 5-day visit to Victoria, we opted to pass on the tourist-directed fish and chips joints close to our hotel and treat ourselves to a solid establishment for locals. The online menu was enticing, the prices, compared to those at the touristy shops, were nearly half. It was with great anticipation that we hopped in the car and headed to Brady's. The strip-plaza location and plain decor was no deterrent, as it often indicates the owner is all about the food, not the ambiance. Unfortunately, this owner's laissez-faire attitude went a little too far. What could have been a fantastic meal was undone by a couple of little details, leaving us with full bellies of almost-great food, but wanting a do-over for that meal. We ordered a 2pc cod dinner and a 2pc halibut dinner, with the chowder, onion rings, chips, a chicken strip, and cole slaw. The chowder was too salty, but had some nice hearty chunks of fish in it. The onion rings were good, if unremarkable. The fish was, sadly, very overcooked. The chicken was so overcooked as to be inedible. It is a shame to have good food wasted from inattention to the deep fryer. The crowning insult to the food, however, was the presence of food service packets of tartar sauce on the fish platter. Fried fish is your specialty! You sell hundreds of pieces a day! Have the care to make fresh tartar sauce! Better yet, experiment and develop a "signature sauce". Never, ever denigrate these lovely planks of fish with chemical-laden packaged dips! We were extremely disappointed with our meal, and left feeling that we should have just saved the gas, walked to the end of our hotel pier and joined the dozens of other tourists eager to overpay for moist, delicious fish and chips.