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Blue Dolphin Fish Bar

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61b high street | `, Hastings, England
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 19
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  • 13
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap as chips (with fish)

In a seaside town blessed with many fish restaurants, this unassuming little cafe is surely the best by a country mile. Holidaymakers queue outside for its superb fish and chips, while the knowing regulars squeeze into the tiny restaurant or - even better - take a seat in the sun in front of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In a seaside town blessed with many fish restaurants, this unassuming little cafe is surely the best by a country mile. Holidaymakers queue outside for its superb fish and chips, while the knowing regulars squeeze into the tiny restaurant or - even better - take a seat in the sun in front of the shop. Your meal is usually cooked... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely, friendly fish bar. Huge portions - you certainly won't go hungry! My favourite Fish and Chips in Hastings!

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Granada, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visiting family in St Leonards, we were taken to the Blue Dolphin for lunch. Great to be able to sit outside, the service was excellent and the fish and chips were superb with a first rate batter. We enjoyed the meal so much we returned two days later and the quality was consistent. Happy to recommend.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We went to blue dolphin to pick up takeaway fish and chips for 5 people. Everything we asked for from the menu was not available and we seemed to be a hassle to them. The guy in charge (tear drop tattoo on his face) swore prefusely in front of us at his staff in a bid to belittle them. He... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As can be seen in the Photo - they serve a fair portion of chips to take away. I wouldn't say that they are the best in Hastings, although many moons ago they would have been classed as that, but they do serve a fair portion of chips. The entrance where you order is quite small but they do serve... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I am a local and I have been here for many different reasons. I had a job trial for three hours for a waitress job. Not only did I not get paid I was promised the job the next day and would get a phone call to say what time I start. I never had a call so I went... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We had cod & chips to takeaway - crossed the road & sat on seafront to eat . In the five minutes it took to find somewhere to sit & eat my fish had turned into a pasty soggy mess with the batter falling off the the fish - was it ever crispy ? I doubt it - under seasoned... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was recommended as the best place for fish and chips in Hastings. How disappointing. The fish was lovely, as you would expect from a fishing town, but the chips were not crispy or tasty and the mushy peas tasted unpleasant. Someone had also burnt the oil which left an unpleasant smell in the small eating area. Despite this the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Brillant always fresh and tasty.Best chip shop in Hastings always very busy the only thing is you never get to sit inside coz always busy.small in side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Was on Hastings for the evening chose blue dolphin mainly due to the que for the takeaway part .We sat in the restaurant where our order taken efficiently and with a smile . Fish and chips we extremely delicious and would definitely use again

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Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Fish Bar

Address: 61b high street | `, Hastings, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61b high street | `, Hastings, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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