Fish & Co. VS Manhattan Fish Market: The Ultimate Seafood Showdown


Faruq Senin •  Apr 03, 2018

A good meal with your family or friends is always the best bonding activity. Plus, we’re so lucky to be blessed with so many food options that we’re always racking our brains thinking about what or where to eat next. Now if you can’t figure out what to do for your next gathering with your loved ones, we’ve got a suggestion for you! Why not stay home and indulge in a seafood feast?

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There’s no better way to enjoy your food than at the comfort of your own home – you can eat whatever you want, however you want. With delivery services like Deliveroo, your dreams of having freshly grilled or fried seafood at home are now a reality ?

#HHWT Tip: Use promo code ‘HHWT2018’ to get $4 off your first three orders (valued at $12) if you’re a first-timer with Deliveroo!

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When you think of seafood, 2 big names immediately come to mind – Fish & Co. and Manhattan Fish Market. You must be thinking, “Wait a minute, how do I make a decision?” Well, fret not, because we’re here to help. Here's presenting to you, the ultimate seafood showdown!

P.S. Deliveroo is having its Festival of Feasts and this week’s theme is O-Fish-Ally Seafood. Check out Fish & Co.’s Seafood Bonanza Bundle or get the Manhattan Fish ‘N Chips Set and Star Platter from Manhattan Fish Market.

1. Specialties

You might know both Fish & Co. and Manhattan Fish Market as merely seafood restaurants, but what exactly are they known for? Let’s start with some of their specialties!

Fish & Co.

This homegrown seafood chain is a household name unlike any other. Ask any Singaporean and they’ll immediately identify Fish & Co. with its lip-smacking Fish and Chips. With its delicious batter and fish fried to a perfect crisp, the chain’s Fish and Chips are a signature dish you need to try.

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What’s better than having fish and chips? It’s savouring 6 different types of fish and chips from around the world! And yes, Fish & Co. lets you do just that. The best part is, each of these fish and chips are infused with local flavours ?

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Check this out, their Singapore Fish and Chips is slathered with chilli crab sauce and their Bombay Fish and Chips is topped with Indian herbs and spices. If you’re a fan of cheese, you definitely won’t be disappointed with their Swiss, Danish and crowd favourite New York Fish and Chips!

Fish & Co. has also recently launched its Seafood Bonanza Bundle on Deliveroo, which includes the Seafood Broth-Pot plus 2 drinks and a starter. You can choose any of their 3 broth-pots - Caribbean Cajun, “Oppa” Korean Style or All ‘Bout That Bouillabaisse – and pick your choice of starters from Crispy White Baits or Prawn Fritters.

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Manhattan Fish Market

Over at Manhattan Fish Market, grilled seafood is the name of the game, and boy do they do it well! With a selection of 4 different platters, you’d never have to complain about not having enough options again. What’s more, their platters are perfect for sharing too ?

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Their main highlight has got to be the Flaming Seafood Platter. A crowd favourite, this platter will make all your seafood dreams come true – Manhattan Flaming Prawns, battered fish fillets, calamari and OYSTERS all in one.

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If you like to enjoy your seafood in different ways, their Star Platter has seafood cooked in 5 different ways – grilled calamari, fried oysters, poached Garlic Herb mussels, Manhattan Flaming Prawns and your choice of a baked fish. This hearty platter will surely keep your tummy full and satisfied ?

Manhattan Fish Market is also known for its yummy Fish ‘N Chips, which is fried to perfection and topped with garlic herb sauce. What’s more, you can now get a bundle of Manhattan’s Fish ‘N Chips set on Deliveroo at just $16.90 and it comes with their crowd favourite side of Mac ‘N Cheese and a can of root beer.

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2. Variety of choices

Now who said seafood was all about platters and fish and chips? Sometimes we just want something different but with a familiar taste. The good news is both Fish & Co. and Manhattan Fish Market don’t just serve your usual seafood fare but they complete your meal in other ways too!

Fish & Co.

Earlier we said that Fish & Co. has an excellent selection of fish and chips from around the world. Their fish and chips servings come in generous portions and but if you’re not a big eater, don’t worry, their Petite Fish and Chips will keep you satiated. And it’s a perfect money-saving hack too as the petite version costs only $11-12 ?

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Here’s for all you health junkies, Fish & Co. also has healthier choice options in its menu with dishes under 500 calories. Some of the items in the menu includes their Peri-Peri Catch, Shrimp and Clams Aglio Olio and Salmon with Citrus Crust. Healthy food never tasted so good!

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Fish & Co. also has interesting choices of thin-crust pizzas, pastas and baked rice too. Spice lovers will definitely get a kick out of their Buffalo seafood pizza which has hot and sour marinated seafood. To complete your meal, you can also pair your mains with premium sides like baked scallops with tomato cheese or grilled salmon with tangy peri-peri sauce.

Manhattan Fish Market

Manhattan’s not backing down in terms of variety either. While their menu is not as extensive as Fish and Co.’s, the restaurant lets you choose your type of fish when it comes to their Manhattan Fish ‘n Chips. Take your pick of fish from dory, cherry snapper or salmon, slathered with their delicious garlic herb sauce, complemented with chips and side salad.

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#HHWT Tip: To complete your meal, get the Manhattan Fish ‘N Chips bundle set. At just $16.90, you’ll be able to savour their delicious Fish ‘N Chips with a side of Mac ‘N Cheese and a can of root beer.

At Manhattan Fish Market, you will clearly know the different ways of enjoying seafood – be it fried, baked or grilled. No matter how you love your seafood, they’ve got you covered! To top it all off, Manhattan lets you complete your meal in 2 different ways – the Perfect Catch or Supreme Catch.

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We recommend getting the Supreme Catch as it comes with a Chowder of the Day and a choice of cooler. With exciting mocktail flavours like Gummy Bear and Lemongrass, their coolers make the perfect thirst-quencher ☺️

3. Special Must-Try items in menu

If you’re a true foodie, you’re always looking to spice up the way you eat. Your idea of fun is doing something crazy with food and you know what, you don’t need to visit hipster cafes for that! With both Fish & Co. and Manhattan Fish Market having interesting items in their menu, now your food deliveries don’t have to be boring.

#HHWT Tip: If you’re a new customer on Deliveroo, remember to use promo code ‘HHWT2018’ to get $4 off your first three orders (valued at $12).

Fish & Co.

Now we’ve already covered their fish and chips and healthy meals but Fish & Co.’s seafood broth-pots are taking your favourite seafood a notch higher. Imagine all your favourite seafood cooked in a broth full of spices and bursting with flavour. And guess what? You can indulge in this treat from the comfort of your own home.

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Check out their “Oppa” Korean Style Broth-Pot – a mixed seafood stew baked in kimchi broth. This delectable treat is just the perfect dish for you if you love all-things Korean! Alternatively, you can enjoy a medley of fresh seafood with their Carribean Cajun Broth Pot which is rich in Cajun spices. Another broth-pot on the menu is All ‘Bout That Bouillabaisse Broth-Pot, a traditional fish stew which originated from the French city of Marseille.

The best part about having your food delivered by Deliveroo is that you can have restaurant quality seafood delivered right to your doorstep without compromising on its taste. Savouring this delightful treat cooked in tomato broth will feel so homemade it’ll make you forget that you even had your food delivered ?

Each broth-pot serves 2 and if you order their Seafood Bonanza Bundle, you’ll get a seafood broth pot plus 2 drinks and either their Crispy White Baits or Prawn Fritters as starters. That’s quite an awesome deal if you ask us!

Manhattan Fish Market

Now, Manhattan’s idea of special will definitely be a thrill to all you cheese lovers out there. Prepare to sink your teeth in their Fishy Chicky Bang Bang – which lets you savour both fish and chicken in a single bite. Dory fillet on one side and chicken fillet on the other, with cheddar cheese sandwiched in between, this is one special treat you won’t want to miss ?

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If you still can’t get enough of cheese, indulge in their heavenly Feeesh ‘n Cheese – a slight twist to your run-off-the-mill fish and chips, with cheesy chips instead of normal fries. This tantalising treat will surely please any cheese lovers out there and is the perfect comfort food for your stay-at-home days.

4. Affordability

Affordability is definitely an important factor when it comes to deciding between 2 awesome places. Whether you’re saving up for something important or you enjoy getting more bang out of your buck, food delivery doesn’t have to be expensive. And if you think an affordable seafood feast is impossible, we’re here to prove you wrong!

Fish & Co.

If you ask your friends to recommend you an affordable fish and chips restaurant, chances are Fish & Co. will not make the list. But did you know it is actually more affordable than it seems? If you’re strapped for cash and still want to enjoy a good seafood meal, get Fish & Co.’s value meals.

At $32.90, their Petite Fish and Chips combo is the perfect fit for 2 – it comes with 2 fish and chips, 2 drinks and 6 pieces of Buffalo drumlets. Not only does it give you a complete meal, you’ll also get a variety of items ?

Their Classic Fish and Chips combo ($42.90) costs a bit more expensive though but you’ll get 2 fish and chips with 2 drinks and fried calamari to share. As the portions are generous, you might even find yourself sharing this value meal with more people, and get to pay less eventually.

But for those who are dining alone, don’t fret! Fish & Co. has several items in their menu which are priced from $10-12 and trust us, they are as delicious as the rest. Indulge in their Peri-Peri Catch ($10.65) or Shrimp & Clams Aglio Olio ($10.65) – which are affordable yet appetising. And as we mentioned earlier in the article, the Petite Fish and Chips is your ultimate answer to getting your fried fish fix without spending a lot!

Manhattan Fish Market

Over at Manhattan, their main selling point is making sure you have a complete but affordable meal. Starting from $16.90, their bundle meals come with a main course plus a side dish of your choice and drinks.

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For example, you can get their signature Manhattan Fish ‘N Chips set with a side of Mac ‘N Cheese and a Root Beer for just $16.90. That’s one meal which is sure to leave your tummy satisfied.

#HHWT Tip: If you’re in the mood for sharing, the Manhattan Seafood Platters (from $39.95) can feed around 2-3 people and you can still enjoy a seafood feast without ending up with a huge price tag for each person ?

5. Starters and sides

For our final item in this showdown, we’re pitting the starters and sides from both restaurants! While this may not be the star of your meal, a good starter or side can add that extra ‘oomph’ to your meal!

Fish & Co.

With prices from $6-19, Fish & Co.’s interesting range of starters will delight your taste buds. Get your hands on their popular Fried Calamari, which is fried to a golden crisp - each bite is heaven.

Some of the more interesting starters include their Fried Soft Shell Crab and Crispy White Baits. Warning though, you might just get addicted to these yummy bites! For those craving for some meat, their tasty Buffalo Drumlets coated with hot and sour sauce will definitely satisfy you.

If you simply can’t decide which starters to get, opt for their Sneak Preview Snack Platter. With fried calamari, fish nuggets and prawn fritters, there is something for everyone, just enough to get you started on your meal.

#HHWT Tip: To get either the Crispy White Baits or Prawn Fritters for FREE, check out Fish & Co.’s Seafood Bonanza Bundle and choose between 3 different broth-pot flavours.

Fish & Co.’s sides are worth a mention too – flavourful and aromatic Paella Rice, Sweet Potato Chips and wait for it, TRUFFLE CHIPS. Who knew their sides could be so appetising??

Manhattan Fish Market

Manhattan’s offering of starters and sides aren’t too shabby either, with prices ranging from $6-15. A starter you should not miss is their Garlic Herb Mussels, which are poached mussels in their signature garlic herb sauce and eaten with baguette. This tantalising treat will leave you wanting more.

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Alternatively, you can also savour their Fried Country Mushrooms – fried button mushrooms served with homemade Cajun Honey Mustard sauce. Juicy and crispy at the same time, this dish will make you love mushrooms even if you’re not a fan. If Fish & Co. has their Buffalo Drumlets, Manhattan has their Cajun Wings – crispy chicken with a touch of Cajun spices and squeezed with zesty lemon, this dish is a worthy competitor!

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Of course, Manhattan Fish Market’s sides are amazing as well. The garlic herb rice, which is a side in almost all the dishes is so flavourful you can even eat it own its own. If rice is not your preference, opt for their Mac ‘N Cheese. Who can resist a good Mac ‘N Cheese right? And to have it paired with your main course will make an excellent combination.

#HHWT Tip: The best way to enjoy their Mac ‘N Cheese is with their signature Fish ‘N Chips. To get these 2 awesome dishes in one, get Manhattan’s Fish ‘N Chips set for $16.90. You’ll get both their Fish ‘N Chips and Mac ‘N Cheese with a can of root beer ?

Final Verdict: Fish & Co.

We’ve come to the end of the ultimate seafood feast showdown and the winner is… *drumrolls*….. FISH & CO.!!

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Believe us, it was a really close fight but Fish & Co. has more variety in terms of menu offerings, especially their selection of pizzas, pastas and even a healthier choice section. Also, they have a wider price range which means no matter what your budget is, Fish & Co.’s got you covered!

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But for those of who still love seafood platters and want to have a hearty seafood feast for sharing, Manhattan Fish Market is the clear choice for you. And if you like both restaurants a lot and really can’t make a decision, you can always have them both at different times. After all, with Deliveroo, your seafood feast is never too far away!

When you’re done with your seafood feast, it’s time to challenge yourself by indulging in other types of cuisines! For 6 weeks in March and April, Deliveroo is celebrating food with their Festival of Feasts and each week is dedicated to different types of food. So, no need to rack your brains on what to do for the weekend, time to order a feast on Deliveroo and have that ultimate bonding time with your loved ones!

P.S. If it’s your first time using Deliveroo, use promo code ‘HHWT2018’ to get $4 off your first three orders (valued at $12!)

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