Review: Cor Blimey is a casual dining restaurant that now has two branches open in the Klang Valley. The original branch is at SS15, Subang Jaya and there’s one more at Damansara Uptown. They have gained a steady following for their simple yet authentic British food and this second branch only opened in January 2018.
The façade of the Damansara Uptown branch is painted a cheerful light blue. It has the quintessential London shop front with long windows and a single door in the middle. The interiors are clean with scenes of London covering one side of the walls.
Another corner is filled with road signs of various English towns, and another wall is covered with posters of famous British personalities. Even the dining tables have large British flags emblazoned on them.
However, it’s not interior design that Cor Blimey is known for. Rather, people love their crispy and crunchy Fish and Chips. Here, you can customize your own Fish and Chip meal. You start by choosing a fish from Atlantic Cod, Butterfish, Snapper and Dory. There’s even a fish of the day but you’ll have to enquire about its availability. There are different prices for the sets depending on which fish you choose.
After choosing your fish, you can choose your batter. I went a Dory covered in Onion and Garlic batter. Next, choose a side dish from minted mushy peas, baked beans or chunky coleslaw. I had the minted mushy peas and paired it with a creamy herb sauce. If you prefer another sauce, you can choose a chip shop curry sauce, onion gravy or Thousand Island.
This means that you can choose the type of fish, its batter, add a side and sauce. Apart from this, the restaurant has many other side dishes you can add to your meal like garlic butter rice, creamy mash potatoes, cheddar cheese melts and onion rings. All these can be ordered separately.
If you don’t feel like having fish, you can opt for the Bangers and Mash, Jumbo sausages in batter or pot pie. These are served with a side of creamy mash potatoes and brown gravy.
For one thing, all their Fish and Chips are prepared fresh in the kitchen. This means that everything reaches your table piping hot. The minted mushy peas we had was refreshing, with a slightly tangy taste and was easy on the tongue.
Each piece of fried fish is served on a bed of hand-cut fries made from scratch; none of those instant frozen things. The fries were crispy on the outside and warm. The highlight for me though was the creamy herb sauce. It wasn’t too sour or tart, but it helped balance out the greasy fried taste of the fish and chips.
I also had the bangers and mash. The sausages were of good quality and I could tell that they were imported. The mashed potato was creamy with a hint of butter, but not too much. You could definitely see yourself enjoying this on a cool spring day somewhere in Greenwich or Chelsea.
I wish I had a chance to try one of their desserts, but there just wasn’t enough place in my tummy. Their apple and summer berry crumble looked so good, and the fried Mars Bar had me all curious. Well, I’ll just save it for my next visit, because I’m definitely going back again.
- Prices start from:
- Fish and chips set: RM 20 -RM 31(depending on what type of fish you choose)
- Sides: RM 5-10
- Bangers and Mash: RM19
33, SS21/1A, Damansara Utama Petaling Jaya, Malaysia .
Phone: +60 3-7733 8358
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Tuesday - Thursday). Kitchen closes at 9.30 pm & 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Friday - Sunday). Kitchen closes at 9.30pm. Closed on Mondays