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Brown's Fish & Chips

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172 Somerford Road, Christchurch BH23 3QG, England
01202 483669
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First class food and the only local fish and chip shop where you can book a table

A small restaurant offering eat in or takeaway. The choice of batters, including gluten free, a selection of other items on the menu coupled with nearby parking makes this my first choice. Not cheap but excellent value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
igbr
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small restaurant offering eat in or takeaway. The choice of batters, including gluten free, a selection of other items on the menu coupled with nearby parking makes this my first choice. Not cheap but excellent value for money.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst visiting the area we had a meal at Browns. We were given a table even though we hadn't booked and everyone else had. Friendly service who put them selves out to please. I had standard cod and chips (which came in three different sizes)and it was beautifully cooked. Crispy chips and non greasy batter on the fish. My husband... More 

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Thank Joanne C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a while since we visited Browns - diets/ Christmas etc - but we had the family round so decided fish and chips was the order of the day. As usual the service was great, the place is spotless and the food is hot and tasty - pretty much all cooked to order. If our waistlines would allow we... More 

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Thank IanandGilly
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We took my Mum for lunch here on her 96th birthday at her request. Very good food and friendly service.

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1 Thank gordon1070
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We have now used Brown's fish and chips several times and the standard of food together with quality of service remains high! A real treat and nice to be given your fish in a takeaway box Keeping the fish hot and unsquashed during the trip back home - plus a complimentary piece of lemon to boot! Nice to have a... More 

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Thank Mad8695
Bransgore, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I have used this takeaway a few times and have always foubd it to be a great takeaway which offers a good gluten free range. Good portion sizes too.

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1 Thank NatalieRiley
Cheshire
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The food was good, although not the best fish and chip shop I’ve visited in the Bournemouth area. Goodly sized portions were provided. I ordered the large cod and found a plateful that was only just consumable after the plate of deep fried mushrooms, which was much bigger than I expected. The down side was that during my meal the... More 

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1 Thank MalvolioCheshire
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. It is a small and friendly eating area. There is an excellent variety of fish, portion sizes and batters as well as sausages, burgers and chicken. All cooked to order as well as the chips. We had small cod and chips which was £6.45 and that was more... More 

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Thank Vivien1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We have visited many Fish & Chips shops all over the country and none comes close. We always come back to Browns. There is a choice of batter, the fish is always fresh and expertly done and the chips is good and never greasy. We try to eat in, as it's impossible to keep the takeaway as fresh, by the... More 

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Thank ilZoro
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We moved house & wanted to feed "our helpers" ......Browns not only put our order in a box but supplied forks,sauce, salt & pepper & paper towels just in case they were still packed......they even insisted I had a much neede cup of tea with them when I went to collect the order....obviously they had moved house in the past... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 172 Somerford Road, Christchurch BH23 3QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202 483669

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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