The crowd pleaser
The owners are second-generation fish and chip experts who previously owned places such as Malvern’s Red Mullet, but now they’re bringing something for everyone with the cheerful Tommy Ruff restaurant. It’s got a bright decking, fish-shaped ceramic water jugs and friendly table service. The menu swings from oysters to prawn tacos, panko-crumbed fillets in a bun, to classic fish and chip sets. The “saucy grills”, such as a lovely grilled fish of the day dolloped with a verdant salsa verde and served with rice and salad, are perfect for those who get weighed down at the thought of something fried. It’s licensed and ideal for groups and families.
Tommy Ruff, shop 3/1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, 9077 8815
Also at 574A Main St, Mordialloc, 9580 2525
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