When you live on a continent surrounded by ocean, you can't throw a stick without hitting a takeaway fish and chip shop. That said, Australians have pretty high standards when it comes to their seafood, so if it isn't fast, fresh and perfectly cooked - we're not coming back for seconds. So it stands to reason that a family-run business with roots stretching back to the Greek island of Samos and two well established fish bars should really know their ceviche from their chowder.
Luckily, Tommy Ruff, the newest addition to Chapel Street's legendary food hub is all that and more. Adding to the stable of Tommy Ruff eateries in Melbourne (that would be Mordialloc and Elsternwick), the new the Windsor location boats the same commitment to quality and speed, with menu favourites like classic fish and chips, fish wings, fish ceviche, paddle crabs, mussel pots, seafood chowder, plus Tommy's renowned burgers and seafood platters.
Far from stopping there, owners John and Helen Stamoulis have also created a bespoke drinks menu that includes their own line of wine, boutique beer and cider and cocktails that change regularly. And, if that doesn't get you through the door, the nautical themed interiors and vibrant graffitit walls should do the trick.
Tommy Ruff is open from 11.30am to 10pm daily for eat in or takeaway.
121 Chapel Street, Windsor, Melbourne. tommyruff.com.au