Your votes are in – the best hot chips in the City of Sydney area

We asked for your favourite hot chips in the city. Did your favourite make the cut? Did chicken salt or tomato sauce come out on top?

Hot chips are a quintessential Aussie favourite if you’re sharing them with friends over drinks, grabbing them by the pool or as a late-night snack after that fancy dinner didn’t quite fill you up.

We asked our Instagram followers to share the best chips in our local area. Here’s what they told us.

Sizing up the chips at burger joint Mary's. Image: City of Sydney / Abril Felman

1. Late night chips

Circular Quay, Entertainment Quarter – Moore Park

Aside from chips this casual joint is famous for its burgers, fried chicken and craft beer. Often open till midnight, Mary’s is located near live music venues like their own Mary’s Undergound and the Horden Pavillion. Come for the chips as a late night snack after a night out, or get in earlier and make a meal of it. Hot tip: add hot sauce and gravy to level up your chips.

2. Chunky steak house chips

Elements Bar and Grill
Daringhurst, Pyrmont, Woolloomooloo

This one’s for the carnivores. Specialising in premium steaks like tomohawks and hearty meals, come hungry or bring a crowd to share. There’s also an extensive cocktail and drinks menu to pair with your potatoes.

Enjoy the view with a side of chips at Pyrmont Bridge Hotel. Image: City of Sydney / Abril Felman

3. Chips with a view

Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

This old school pub in Pyrmont boasts views of the city and Darling Harbour from the outdoor terrace. Grab a plate of chips with aioli, pick a beverage and you’re set.

Clem's chips come with a generous dusting of chicken salt. Image: City of Sydney / Abril Felman

4. For those on team chicken salt

Clem’s Chicken Shop

This family-owned chicken shop has been around for more than 30 years, with many of its homestyle recipes from the 80s still going strong. A local favourite, serving roast chicken, pasta bakes, salads and of course, hot chips! Dash in for your fix. Pro tip: Ask for chips fresh out of the fryer.

Golden chips from Golden Pide in Surry Hills. Image: City of Sydney / Abril Felman

5. Kebab shop chips

Golden Pide
Surry Hills

Golden Pide is family-owned corner takeaway shop offering kebabs, pide and gozleme. The only one on our list that has a halal snack pack on the menu. This combines kebab meat and various sauces atop a serve of hot chips, like Australian loaded fries.

6. Chips that stay crisp

Pablo’s Charcoal Chicken & Ribs
Surry Hills

Pablo's is an unassuming neighbourhood gem serving burgers, grilled chicken, salad and ribs. One of our followers said “Even delivered, they have worked sorcery to keep the chips crisp”. There’s only one way to find out!

7. Middle Eastern inspired

Surry Hills

Another chicken shop! This one has a Lebanese bent and slightly fancier dine-in seating. Henrietta’s chips come with sumac chicken salt adding a lemony twang to an old classic. Sauce lovers rejoice, Henrietta’s options offer something different from the same old, including garlic toum, zhug, tahini, fermented chilli and chilli mayo.

Favourite hot chip toppings

Speaking of sauces, our followers voted on their favourite chip toppings: tomato sauce: 31% barbecue sauce: 6% chicken salt: 40% aioli: 23%

With chicken salt on top and tomato sauce a close second, it can’t hurt to hedge your bets with both.

What did you think of our hot chips round up? Share your choice chips that didn’t make the cut by tagging us on Instagram @cityofsydney.

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