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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

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