Mohr Fish, now located on Crown and Devonshire Streets, was established 26 years ago and is still going strong – quite a feat for a humble seafood restaurant.
Founder Hans Mohr began his chef training at age 14, in establishments across Germany and Switzerland. In 1967 Hans came to Australia and opened Mohr Fish in the nineties, in a very different Surry Hills to the suburb we know today.
While the suburb around the restaurant continues to change, the objective of Mohr Fish has stayed true to Hans’s original vision: to provide a variety of high quality and locally sourced seafood for the community, cooked simply but beautifully.
From seafood staples like calamari, grilled or beer battered fish, to Sichuan pepper soft shell crab, bouillabaisse and steamed mussels, Mohr Fish is a seafood lover’s haven.
Now in its second generation of owners, head chef Isaac Cheng runs the restaurant, alongside his wife Stephanie, who is also a relative of Hans.
“To this day Hans still goes to the Sydney Seafood and Flemington Markets every week to hand-pick our produce,” says Stephanie.
In the midst of the openings and closings of the suburb, Stephanie told Urban Village that it’s great to see some of the old dining spots still in business. “The guests we get from the area are always so nice to us,” she says, “we want to do the best for them and for our community.”
The fish pie comes highly recommended from Stephanie, a hearty home-style winter warmer. Pop into this quintessentially local eatery this week for a well-priced seafood feast and a friendly chat.