There’s something about Mary’s - you enter into this dark oasis away from the bustle of King St and into what seems like an omelette of pub, goth, hipster and American diner experiences. The walls are black and the lighting low and you notice the distinct majority of men in this place - not many Mary’s. Excitement fills my nostrils and eyeballs as I only see 3 things being carted around: fried chicken, burgers and french fries. 2 big ticks and 1 massive tick. This place was pumping out the goodies and the fries had my name written all over them - stuff ‘Mary’, she can go have her little lamb while I chow down on a fried chicken and chips.
The fries alone $5 and are presented diner style - plastic basket with grease proof paper underfoot. You also get a good sized serving. Some nice quirks are the condiments of tabasco sauce and salt in accompanying Jack Daniels bottles. Tasty, moorish and singing the right nursery rhymes, these are a great side dish. Combined with burgers and fried chicken they really are a perfect match, no doubt about it. On their own though they lack the zing, character and smack of amazing hot chips. To taste them in all their goodness, have them with a burger or fried chicken so your oily fingers can coat them in a bit more love before they massage your taste buds.
Chip rating 3.75/5
6 Mary St, Newtown