After making a name for themselves in the Melbourne suburbs of Mordialloc and Elsternwick, Tommy Ruff are kick-starting the new year by branching out their popular fish bar to the Windsor end of Chapel Street. Designed by Studio Equator, the latest venue to the growing name features pastel coloured walls reminiscent of the beach and oak-wood furnishings topped with quirky interior accessories such as colourful water jugs in the shape of giant fish while nets and ropes line the walls.
In addition to the classic fish’n’chips, Tommy Ruff’s menu features a large variety of seafood dishes such as fish wings, fish ceviche, and seafood chowder. For those who prefer their seafood light, rather than battered and fried, the kitchen also offers prawn skewers, fresh oysters, mussel pots, and poké. Burger lovers get a hefty nod with the likes of crab claw burgers and spiked southern fried barramundi burgers.
Owners John and Helen Stamoulis have also created their own line of Tommy Ruffwine, craft beer and cider complete with fittingly quirky names such as the “Scully Wag Pinot Gris”, “Kraken and Whale” beer on tap, and “Kiss of the Mermaid” pear cider.
“While you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love traditional beer battered fish and chips, we wanted to let the entire ocean shine, to hero the sea in a way that’s healthy and delicious,” offered John.
Address: 121 Chapel Street, Windsor, VIC 3181
Hours: 11:30am – 10pm daily
Images supplied and credited to Hayley Benoit.