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bankers

116A Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2AB, England
+44 1273 328267
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Ranked #219 of 845 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Fish & Chips
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Amazingly good fish and chips - one of the best we've ever had. The portion was HUGE. Haddock and Cod were both incredible. Service was excellent. We can't wait to go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Bankers on a weekday lunchtime and it wasn't too busy at the time. It's clean and the service is good. The food was very good (excellent fish and chips) and the wines available weren't overpriced. It was certainly the best fish and chips I've had in a very long time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ordered 38 portions of take away cod and chips for a group trip to Brighton. Maria and her staff were hugely helpful, having the whole order ready for us to collect and packing everything into boxes so that we could take it to the beach. The staff were extremely efficient, and the food was really excellent, especially the fish.... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As we live in Brighton, we've been here a number of times but the recent visit wasn't very good. The fish did seem fresh but the chips were cooked in something that wasn't quite nice and they weren't crispy. I do wonder if the reputation of Bankers means it's not doing what it used to? For a chip shop, their... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The surroundings are lovely but unfortunately the food doesn't really live up to the decor. The chips were quite tasteless and many of them had been cooked to the point where there wasn't much potato inside. The fish batter wasn't crispy it was more just hard although the fish was cooked to order. The biggest issue was that the fish... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Bankers is my favourite Brighton fish and chip restaurant. Its airy, open space (it used to be a bank) seats plenty of people on two levels. It's a place for everyone: singles, couples, day-trippers, families, groups of friends and language-school groups, so the atmosphere is lively and happy. The fish and chips are the best, especially with a couple of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The guide books to Brighton all say this is an excellent fish and chip restaurant. We were very disappointed. Unsure if the fish was fresh, but was certainly overcooked and dry. Staff friendly enough, but maybe our standards are set too high with fish and chips in Australia.

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Perth, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We planned a trip to the UK from Australia back in October last year. Many of our English friends have gone on and on about how much better fish and chips were in England. So we resolved to have fish and chips from the best place in Brighton by the sea when we arrived in the UK. After much internet... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Bankers is a Brighton Institution. Delicious fish, chips, and mushy peas!! The fish is in mouthwatering light batter, the chips are crispy and not overdone and the peas complete a lovely meal.. Always well attended.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have spent all day telling anyone who would listen.What a great restaurant this is. Varsik our waitress was so attentive the place was spotless. Value for every penny.

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