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Kettle of Fish

Fish & Chips, Seafood
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4 Lower Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
091 569881
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, poor service

Had a delicious salmon fish and chips here. Would definitely recommend going for the food. It's a fast-casual environment which seems simple enough, but the service was awful. Got served cod first, which they not-so-happily replaced when I pointed it out. Other customers had been sitting much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Mary K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a delicious salmon fish and chips here. Would definitely recommend going for the food. It's a fast-casual environment which seems simple enough, but the service was awful. Got served cod first, which they not-so-happily replaced when I pointed it out. Other customers had been sitting much longer than us and were not served - caused some angry uproars and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

1 seafood chowder: awful 1 deep fried calamari: almost awful 6 oysters: the only (probably fresh) seafood they could't waste by cooking it. I'm sure you folks have talent for many things. Not for cooking and serving fish, I'm afraid. Customers keep out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I go to Galway a few times a year. I always try to go to Kettle of Fish. Yet again I had a lovely fish and chips meal. No queues. No hassle of finding a seat. Yes, a bit of a wait - which means, that yes, they cook the fish fresh!!! Chips too! Lovely fresh cod, crispy batter, served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I’ve had amazing fish and chips three times in my life and this was one of them. In other words, I’m inclined to agree with the other reviewers who claim this is the best they’ve had. (The other two amazing places were in the UK.) The people beside us had curry & cheese chips which smelled great. I’d definitely split... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what's going on here. Used to be great but recently had a very poor experience. Smoked haddock in particular was like rubber.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We left it a little late on Saturday night to be getting served in most of the pubs and we didn't want to be on the waiting list in the restaurants we were proper hungry so we remembered seeing a chippy in town, you can't go wrong with a bag of chips! Wrank! Is the only word, honestly don't bother,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

A little restaurant-take away, we kept the Classic finger fish and chips! The fish was very fresh, a little fatty For my taste, too much oil, but not bad! The local is nice and the service is good and fast! Well done and good choice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

On Saturday, a very cold and breezy day my husband and I were looking for a place to eat as it was time for lunch. We passed it as we were going first to the market around Saint Nicholas Collegiate Church. There was one young man Damian, from County Clare holding the fort as it were. We ordered chowder and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Excellent quality food, great taste and great value. Staff extremely friendly, helpful and professional. However, it is difficult to tell from the exterior that such quality food and service on the inside exists. Delighted I did dine here, will definitely be back and also recommend it to people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a great little spot in Galway with lovely fresh food, good portions and very reasonable prices. Best battered sausages about and the chicken goujons are to die for. Fish is always lovely and fresh and the batter they use for everything is the best batter I have ever tasted. If you are looking for a nice comfort meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Lower Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: 091 569881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood

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