The best hot chips in Stanthorpe:
Today I wanted to let you know where you can find the best hot chips in Stanthorpe. I do not know how about you, but for me, the ultimate comfort food is the hot chip. Hot chips are akin to a warm salty hug in a bowl, basket, or plate. Regardless of how healthy you are, hot chips can be consumed in abundance when on holidays, because holiday calories do not count. You are also going to need all the energy you can muster for exploring our amazing region. Hot chips are designed for sharing with a friend as you have a cold beer on a sunny afternoon. Takeaway hot chips are the perfect thing to munch on while you watch the ducks at play on Quart Pot Creek while sitting under our beautiful blue skies.
I love sharing hot chips with the kids when we are on the road. My favourite hot chip is straight out of the frier, well-salted, and dipped in tomato sauce. I am not a vinegar girl and I like my chips crispy with a golden crunch and a soft interior. When you are travelling or away from home, sometimes it is the simple pleasures that you miss most, and hot chips are the most delicious of simple pleasures. Following is my guide to the best hot chips in Stanthorpe. So, if you are hit by that craving you will know where to go!
Local’s tips for the best hot chips in Stanthorpe:
If you are planning on dining in, it is always advisable to book, just to assist our local businesses with adhering to all current government restrictions and guidelines. A little local’s tip is to avoid ordering takeaway chips at around 3.20 pm from Monday to Friday during the school terms! School is out at that time and our high school students know where to go for the best chips in town!
If taking away, we recommend sitting down by Quart Pot Creek where you can quite literally watch the world go by. Lions Park is a lovely place to go where you will find picnic tables with creek views. Alternatively, head to Weerona Park near the Stanthorpe Library. This park has picnic tables with ample shade and after your feast of hot chips, you could go looking for some of our Stanthorpe Street Art.
Our top five places to find the best hot chips in Stanthorpe:
Lily’s Café is on Stanthorpe’s High Street and has an old-fashioned cosy atmosphere. Their hot chips are possibly my favourite in Stanthorpe. I love their generous servings; their chips are crispy, and their secret seasoning is divine! It is the sort of seasoning that has you wondering if you need to order another bowl! You will also find a tempting cake cabinet and a full café menu at Lily’s Café. Best for dine-in and takeaway.
If you fancy a warm country welcome and something refreshingly cold with your hot chips then head to the heritage-listed Central Hotel on High Street. The Central offers both a bar and a bistro dining area with an extensive menu of pub favourites. The Central’s chips are great pub chips. They are a hearty size (no silly French Fries for The Central) with a delicious crunch. If you love your chips to be a little on the substantial size and doused in a comforting gravy, then these are the chips for you. Best for dine-in and open for lunch and dinner.
Just around the corner in Maryland Street, you will find Hollys Café. Hollys Café offers a range of Asian and Australian dishes in pleasant casual surroundings. We love their chips because they are beautifully fluffy and coated in a crispy batter! They also go incredibly well with one of their popular milkshakes. Best for dine-in and takeaway.
Stanthorpe Fish Bar & Takeaway
You will find Stanthorpe Fish Bar & Takeaway in Davadi Street, Stanthorpe. This is another popular spot with the locals for tasty Aussie takeaways and for their delicious Korean food. We love their hot chips because of their amazing crunch! Stanthorpe Fish Bar & Takeaway does have a few tables, but we would recommend this one for takeaway, especially when there are many beautiful places to enjoy the scenery while you eat your hot chips!
Stanthorpe Quality Meats
Back on High Street, you will find Stanthorpe Quality Meats which is so much more than a butcher! Stanthorpe Quality Meats is a butcher, delicatessen, and takeaway with the most delicious range of locally sourced meats and Granite Belt products. Their hot chips are a meal in themselves, being possibly the chunkiest chips in our top five. Their hot chips are super crispy with a light filling and delicious seasoning. Best for takeaway.
That list is currently our favourite places to enjoy the wonders of a hot chip in Stanthorpe. Stay tuned for some more localist tips on finding other popular delights! We love the simple pleasure you can find on the Granite Belt.
Photo credit: Lara Flanagan
Lara Flanagan is a writer and vegan food creator who lives in Tenterfield and is delighted to call the incredible region encompassing the Northern New England and the Granite Belt her home. She is the creator of My Notes From… where she writes about her travels, her love of the local area, plant-based food, and anything in between!