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Blue Dolphin Fish Bar

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

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  • 108
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 14
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Fish & Chips!

Whenever we are in Hastings we always make sure to pop by here! As previous reviews have said - always a queue! That in itself shows it's a good place to eat. My partner had Cod & Chips, Mother in-law had the Plaice (Takes a bit longer to cook), and I had the Scampi. All were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Stacey J
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Whenever we are in Hastings we always make sure to pop by here! As previous reviews have said - always a queue! That in itself shows it's a good place to eat. My partner had Cod & Chips, Mother in-law had the Plaice (Takes a bit longer to cook), and I had the Scampi. All were beautiful. This is the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Locals swear by this place. "The best fish and chips in Hastings", they will tell you. That's why there is often a queue outside for takeaways, although there's usually a seat to be found inside. Lightning fast service and enormous helpings at very fair prices. If there are better, fresher, cod and chips anywhere, the good folk of Hastings haven't... More 

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We always go to the blue dolphin and it is always a nice meal we've never been disappointed yet you have to wait a bit longer for plaice or scampi but we've never tried that the cost of the fish and chips is average there is usually a queue all through the day even on a Sunday which shows you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely good quality tasting fish cooked properly, not dry or overdone,really nice flavour both the fish and the chips, would highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best fish and chips I have ever tasted. Crispy not greasy and really just the best. It does get really busy especially in holiday season but totally worth the wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited this restaurant on Monday night after finding out that Hastings closes up really early! We were looking for decent fish and chips....this is not the place. Service by our waitress was pleasant and friendly, the food was plentiful but so not fabulous. The seating area was small and not very inspiring, it felt grubby and greasy, the floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a quick takeaway lunch ... chips good and yummy battered sausage. Not expensive either. Was popular too which is always a good sign.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was fresh and crispy, not crunchy, even the chips. Not soggy like they sometimes are. We sat outside amongst the passing holiday makers and loud seagulls overlooking the lifeboat station and tall black net houses. Very seaside and holiday feel. Car park nearby didn't detract. We were in a mood to take it all in our stride. Nice friendly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I don't like giving negative reviews but a restaurant that specialises in one thing should be able to serve up fish n chips way better than this. The fish was over cooked and the batter lacked any crunch. The chips were fairly limp and tasteless. The staff forgot side orders and this was not only me but other diners were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been using this Fish Bar since I was a little kid and has always had a good reputation and the best place to get fish and chips! I remember the cues used to be so long! Know whenever I go Hastings no matter who I am with I always insist we go there! I work with kids and... More 

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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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