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Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, British
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12 - 14 North Lane, Leeds LS6 3HE, England (Formerly Bretts Fish Restaurant)
+44 113 232 3344
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
No chef - I would never have guessed!!!

We called in here yesterday after noticing it on our way to Roundhay. The very pleasant waitress informed us as soon as we walked through the door that the Chef had just had to go to hospital, so they were only able to serve fish and chips, which was fine by us as that is what we were there for.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Tracey A
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We called in here yesterday after noticing it on our way to Roundhay. The very pleasant waitress informed us as soon as we walked through the door that the Chef had just had to go to hospital, so they were only able to serve fish and chips, which was fine by us as that is what we were there for.... More 

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your positive review - we really appreciate feedback. It was unfortunate that you weren't able to choose from the whole menu due to the situation but we hope that you will return when our chefs are both on and maybe try a pudding next time! Charlie Bretts More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Saw this in a magazine review and thought it looked interesting . My dining partner is a big fish fan, I am not so much. We were welcomed by a friendly waitress into modern airy dining room, quite a contrast to the cottage style of the outside, tho the modern outside furniture gave it away. There is plenty of choice... More 

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your lovely review - we always appreciate feedback. I am glad that you had an enjoyable meal - we strive for perfection at Bretts and want all of our valued customers to have a good experience and plan their next visit! We have a new menu for the spring and summer with a... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We've been here twice now, for two family dinners, and on both occasions the food has been really very good. The place has a nice atmosphere, a couple of nice Ilkley beers, and the ONE waitress (GET SOME MORE STAFF!) is really lovely. The mussels, for a starter, are divine - fresh and creamy with plenty of onion and bacon.... More 

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review on tripadvisor - we very much appreciate feedback. Im glad that you enjoyed your starters and we hope that you will come back again to try our main courses again. Our side orders are £2.50 and the Mackerel is £12.50. We have tried not to be too expensive taking into account we... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were curious to try the newest refurb in Headingley and called in on Saturday evening. We were impressed by the heated outdoor area and looked through the window of the restaurant and it looks good. The menu is also very impressive. We sat outside for a takeaway. Unfortunately the fish and chips were really very greasy and thr batter... More 

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear sirs I'm really glad you liked our revamp of the takeaway area and the decor around it - we have spent significant amounts of money on the refurb so we are happy it's been appreciated. I'm sorry if you felt that the 4 mbers of staff on the takeaway couldn't cope but we can't fit anymore in!! Please come... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Really great family meal, really made to feel welcome, great choice of food and wine. Well cooked steaks, excellent fish meals, definitely recommended if you are in the area, I will return!

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for visiting us at Charlie Bretts and for your very positive review. We have only been open a few months and we are trying to give every customer the best experience we possibly can and its fantastic to see that the team are doing well! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing... More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We called in for lunch and opted to sit outside as it was a nice day. The restaurant looked lovely inside and has certainly benefitted from the much needed refurb. Our waitress was polite and friendly. She brought out some bread, which despite me saying to myself that I wouldn't have, was lovely. We had a couple of large glasses... More 

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Wow! What a lovely review - many thanks. We value all feedback and appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future! Charlie Bretts More 

San Antonio, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I visited all the way from Texas and this was the first fish restaurant I tried and LOVED it. My brother goes to uni so he frequents as often as possible and this is always the first stop when I go visit. The prices are great and the customer service is always outstanding! I can't wait to go back!

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for visiting us all the way from Texas!! We are so glad that we are your No 1 fish restaurant and we are looking forward to seeing you again next time you are in Leeds! Charlie Bretts More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have to admit I was a tab dubious after hearing there had been a referb - I was concerned that the quality wouldn't be up to the usual standard. I shouldn't have worried - the interior is now beautifully done and rivals any other dining experience. The menu has been diversified, I could still get the fish and chips... More 

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. We really appreciate it! So glad that you like our refurb - its always risky changing something that has been around for years but we are pleased with the end result and even more pleased that our customers are happy! Thank you again... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Even though we arrived early, Charlie Brett's was ready for us. I’d passed the little cottage, tucked back off North Lane, in Headingley centre many times. Heard it was a favourite of many cricketing greats over the years and you couldn’t get a table for love nor money when there was a big match on at Headingley. I set off... More 

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are ecstatic that you would rate us as some of the best fish and chips you have ever had!! We strive for perfection in both food and service and we are pleased its paying off. Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Charlie... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious and nice venue. The best part was the lovely waitress who was attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back

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givememorewine, Owner at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review and Katerina was very pleased to hear that you thought she was lovely and friendly! We work hard to always deliver the best food and service that we possibly can and we thank you for taking the time to review us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Charlie Bretts More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 - 14 North Lane, Leeds LS6 3HE, England (Formerly Bretts Fish Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 232 3344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 46
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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