Cooke’s of Dublin.
With St Patrick’s Day, just a few weeks away I am reminded of a few things I miss from my time spent in the fair City of Dublin. One of those things would be a great Fish & Chip Shop, locally known as the “Chipper” or “Chippy”. So, with nostalgia calling I headed for Cooke’s of Dublin, part of the Raglan Road Irish Pub complex at Disney Springs.
Cooke’s offer simple Irish Chip Shop fare, fresh food, made to order with the passion of their three-generation history back home in Ireland.
We chose their famous Fish & Chips, with a side of curry sauce for dipping, and although you can eat either at tables outside or inside the shop, we opted for the “Hole in the Wall” bar area right next door where we could avail ourselves of a creamy pint of the “Black Stuff,” Guinness! (One of the other things I miss).
The fish was excellent and the chips as near to “Chip Shop Style” as I have experienced in Florida. The surprise however was the curry sauce, this chip shop staple was the “Real Deal” and worthy of any Dublin “Chipper” I have visited. Chips and curry sauce is a delight you must experience (don’t knock it till you have tried it).
Cooke’s have other menu options from burgers to chicken sandwiches and tenders, but do yourself a favor, go straight for the Famous Fish & Chips with loads of malt vinegar and tartar sauce (not forgetting the curry sauce of course).