The restaurant that is today known as PJs must surely be the longest-standing traditional fish and chip shop in Queenstown, albeit with a few different incarnations thrown in, including time as a sushi bar. At first glance PJs is a basic fish and chip shop takeaway but the lads on Camp St giving out tasty morsels are quick to point out the tables at the back, while the sign advertising $5 wines was enough to convince me it was worth a look. Inside we found PJs unpretentious, clean and comfy. We caught up with a few locals calling in for their Friday night takeaways and enjoyed the traveller feel – added to by the vinegar on the tables, the odd Union Jack, some rocking British rock favourites and a painted block-brick toilet.
The menu is not extensive but what one would expect from a fish and chip shop. The kids’ meals were excellent. One child chose fish and chips ($6) and the other went for a seafood basket, which included two fish bites, a deep fried prawn and a squid ring ($7.50). They were very pleased with their meals (‘‘yummy’’ was the verdict from Miss 3) and took advantage of the offer of more tomato