We’ve scoured the province from north to south and east to west in search of the best fish & chips. Being a seacoast province there are a few things you don’t want to mess with, one being a Nova Scotian’s favourite fish & chip eatery. So, let it be known, we acknowledge there are lots of great establishments serving some amazing fish & chips in Nova Scotia, but this one we feel was a cut above the rest.
Church Brewing Company is located at 329 Main Street in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia. It`s housed in what used to be Saint Andrew’s United Church. Built in 1914, it was designed by architect Andrew Cobb, better known for The Dingle Tower in Halifax. Upon our arrival we were greeted by a well designed and bustling outdoor patio. After going inside we were informed that it would be a 15-20 minute wait. They asked for our mobile phone number so we could explore Downtown Wolfville until they could accommodate us. Sure enough, after 15 minutes we were sitting in our booth looking at menus and having our drink order taken. Church Brewing Company had many of their own brews on tap but plenty from other Nova Scotia craft breweries too.
On to the reason most of you are here, the fish & chips! We ordered the one piece and quickly wished we had ordered the two. Not because the serving lacked in fish, but because it was that well prepared and delicious. Made with fresh haddock, our serving had the best proportions of batter to fish we have come across on our journeys. The first bite of any fish and chips you’re judging should be done bare with no tartar sauce. After this first bite I knew we had found it, the best we have tried. The second bite was dipped in Church Brewing’s homemade tartar sauce which just like the fish, was on point. Their hand cut fries were hot, fried to perfection with the right amount of flavour, but most of all, they were crisp and fresh. The only thing we could have asked for were a few more.
Priced at $14 for one piece or $17 for two, we would recommend the one piece for lunch but the two piece for dinner because you’re going to be wanting more. After filling up on too much batter at other restaurants, our serving at Church Brewing was perfect. They are a must visit on your next trip to Wolfville.