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Chez Fred

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10 Seamoor Road | Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9AN, England
01202 761023
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 403
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
old fashioned quality in a cafe setting

Chez Fred is an institution in west bournemouth. It has been around for more years than I know-probably 40 or more. It`s basically fish and chips with all the variety you can muster from a meal that is cooked in batter (mostly) But it is quality throughout. This is no greasy oil smelling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
martin5520
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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576 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Chez Fred is an institution in west bournemouth. It has been around for more years than I know-probably 40 or more. It`s basically fish and chips with all the variety you can muster from a meal that is cooked in batter (mostly) But it is quality throughout. This is no greasy oil smelling establishment, but it is not fussy or... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Considering all the publicity this restaurant had I expected a better meal. The fish was tasteless and the mushy peas were not at all pleasant. There are better equivalent places in my home town.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We went here for a take away having been recommended the place by locals. It was £5.00 for a large cod and £1.80 for a medium fries. It was Monday, so a medium queue and a wait of about 10 mins. All in all I'd give it a 6 out of 10, my friend says 5.5 is more accurate. Basically... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

this is a great traditional fish and chip shop the fish choices are superb and Mondays give Gluten free options. the service is friendly

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Its in Westbourne,so its a little journey from Bournemouth centre, but well worth it, restaurant or take away, friendly service, and the best fish n chips youve ever tasted !

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Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a mid-week evening and was impressed by the overall experience. The fish and chips do live up to the reputation this place has but the whole evening was enjoyable. The staff are happy and friendly, not that common these days in the UK. The decor is traditional style but clean and well kept. There are several nice touches... More 

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bournemouth
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had brought sandwiches from home for my lunch but my work colleague asked if anyone would like fish and chips from Chez Fred as he was going there. I have read so many good reviews on this place and as I rarely work in Westbourne I asked for a lunch special of cod and chips! I was disappointed that... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No booking, but the wait is worth it! Best fish and chips I have ever eaten, I can reccommend the Lunchtime Special.

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southsea
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had the Fred special for £11, consisting of cod, chips, mushy peas, bottle of beer or glass of wine and tea or coffee. You could have as many chips as you wanted and refills on your tea and coffee included in the price plus a free bottle of sparkling water. Nice laid back atmosphere and great service.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best in town for fish and chips. Pleasant staff,good helpings only down side is no booking allowed. This is understandable as they manage large numbers very well but sometimes the queue is daunting. Worth the wait though!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Seamoor Road | Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: 01202 761023

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?