Archive for the ‘Fish and Chips Shops’ Category

The Frying Squad

May 1, 2013 Leave a comment

The Plaice

March 18, 2013 Leave a comment

For our English punters, using the word ‘plaice’ in a fish and chip shop name is the literary equivalent of shooting a fish in a barrel. This ‘plaice’ was caught by Lydia Woodroff in Tring, Hertfordshire UK.

The Plaice

Cone Heads

March 18, 2013 Leave a comment

I’m presuming the name of this Fish & Chip shop is referencing the classic 1993 movie, where no one seemed to notice that a family named ‘Conehead’ had heads shaped like cones. Spotted in Melbourne VIC by Mario Dreosti.

Cone Heads

Rock n Sole

December 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Sole Food

November 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Something Fishy

August 7, 2012 Leave a comment


March 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Hunky Dory’s

March 9, 2012 Leave a comment


January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

I suppose on one level it’s a fairly accurate description of what they do. But I can’t help picturing the staff sitting out the back, stuffing beer battered Whiting into their mouths and refusing to serve the customers. None-the-less, a great PSN for a great fish and chips shop in Bronte NSW. Spotted by Johnny Greally.

A Salt & Battery

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Well this is a first. Two Hall of Famers in a row. I’ve actually heard of this legendary PSN, but it was Marc Burns who found it in Manhattan NYC, after he saw it in the background of a news report and then hunted it down. Bravo.

Our Plaice

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

I’d never heard of a ‘Plaice’.. it’s not a fish you’ll find in my part of the world. But in England, it’s a common name for a type of Flatfish.. as you’ll see here, it looks very appetising. Thanks to Lydia Woodroff for catching this plaice in Coniston UK.

The Codfather

January 11, 2011 2 comments

Interestingly, this is actually ‘The Codfather: Part II’, with the original posted here over a year ago. A new addition to Glebe Point Road NSW, this PSN was sent in at the same time by both Steven Iannello and Andrew L… well done to you both, I hope your first child is a masculine child.

Sail Inn

June 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Hunky Dory

February 2, 2010 1 comment

The fish called ‘Dory’ in Finding Nemo was not a Dory, she was a ‘Regal Tang’ or ‘Paracanthurus hepatus‘. Did you know that? Just a little trivia for you. You’ll find this Hunky Dory in Kings Cross NSW, where Jade Ramsey gets her Fush and Chups.

Rock & Sole Plaice

December 4, 2009 2 comments

From my recent Pun Shop Name expedition to London comes ‘Rock & Sole Plaice’. Famous in Soho for fish and chips, it’s also famous for the tortured double pun. Though not common fish in Australia – the English delight in both ‘Sole’ and ‘Plaice’: Hence the punbearable name.