Toronto Life names our Pickerel Sandwich one of The 24 Best in Toronto
“Deep-fried in beef drippings, the fillet of battered pickerel on an Ace Bakery panino hits just the right balance with a mess of tangy tartar sauce and a whack of tart house-pickled onions.”
Why not try one for yourself today.
The Globe & Mail named Sea Witch one of the Top 10 New Restaurants in Toronto.
“The Sea Witch’s battered fish comes out of the oil puffed and sizzling, richly golden mostly, but blistered in places to the colour of stout. The crust is gloriously crunchy and just the right level of greasy, seasoned perfectly. Thankfully, the fish inside – the cod and pickerel in particular – is also exquisite.
The chips are thickly cut, skin-on, creamy-centred, excellent. Notwithstanding Penrose, I haven’t found another city fish and chips shop even half this good.”
“The ciabatta sandwiches at Sea Witch are impossible to eat gracefully—each one’s about the size of a sneaker, and the slippery condiments (like pickled onions and tartar sauce) inevitably slop out the bottom on first bite. But they’re worth the indignity of a few grease stains. The owner, Kevin Kowalczyk, spent a decade overseeing the deep-fryer at the now sadly defunct Penrose, Toronto’s most venerable British chippy, so he’s well versed in the fundamentals of a great fry: fresh fish (we recommend the pickerel, $12) coated in a perfectly seasoned batter then plunged in a boiling vat of beef drippings, trapping each fillet in an irresistibly crunchy golden shell. One sandwich easily feeds two.”
— TorontoLife.com ‘Best of the City 2015′
What people are saying
The fish was served with a hefty portion of fresh cut chips, tartar sauce and a creamy coleslaw. A good portion size at only one piece, this was certainly enough to fill a big appetite.Josh Wise
The Sea Witch’s battered fish comes out of the oil puffed and sizzling, richly golden mostly, but blistered in places to the colour of stout. The crust is gloriously crunchy and just the right level of greasy, seasoned perfectly. Thankfully, the fish inside – the cod and pickerel in particular – is also exquisite.Chris Nuttall-Smith
The brand-new chippy on St. Clair West dishes up crispy, battered fish and chip dinners starting at $11 for one piece of haddock or cod with a hefty pile of fries with dips and slaw, or fishwiches on puffy, fresh buns from $10.Liora Ipsum
Sea Witch Fish & Chips
Hours of Operation
|Tuesday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Wednesday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Friday||11:00 am – 9:00 pm|
|Saturday||12:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
|Sunday||12:00 pm – 7:00 pm|