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McDermott's

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5, 6 & 7 The Forestdale Shopping Centre | Featherbed Lane, Croydon CR0 9AS, England
020-8651-1440
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This place is completely manic manic manic

We arrived 6.45pm on a Friday. As booking is not accepted you have to stand in a line. To call the staff 'productive' does not do justice. They actually break into a run when necessary and are totally focused. We were seated after 10 minutes. We ordered our drinks and the main meals. Drinks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Brian-Snellgrove
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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English first
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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369 reviews 369 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived 6.45pm on a Friday. As booking is not accepted you have to stand in a line. To call the staff 'productive' does not do justice. They actually break into a run when necessary and are totally focused. We were seated after 10 minutes. We ordered our drinks and the main meals. Drinks arrived. We did not have the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Went hear late January , one of the best fish & chips I had in my experience!! Friendly ,simple! McDermott's should be proud !!! Will visit soon!!

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We come to mcdermotts as it is quite literally the best fish and chip shop/restaurant around. We have driven some distance to go there from Keston, Sevenoaks, Beckenham and Bromley where we have lived previously! Yummy food every time! It never disappoints and neither do the lovely staff!!!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

An unusual find is a fish and chip restaurant that serves just amazing fish, the chips are quite good too. Lovely setting and the staff are friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to any discerning diner.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Overpriced and overrated. Chips cooked at the wrong temperature The smell of this chip shop and its cooking oil pervades the nearby area of Forestdale for about a quarter of a mile

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Always fantastic whether its takeaway or the restaurant. We had a table for four in the restaurant. We all had cod & chips. I normally have the cod but sometimes haddock, occasionally Rock. Always so very very tasty. Chips are excellent. The staff are superb. As you may have guessed I am a regular.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

After reading all the positive reviews on here, I decided to try this place out myself. I really wasn't expecting to rate it so highly. I got a take away of cod and chips. The cod was crispy, very well seasoned (most places the batter is bland) and the chips were crunchy and fresh tasting. It all tasted oil free,... More 

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Merstham, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Beautifully cooked fish and chips. I can recommend the cod the haddock or the plaice. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the best fish and chips shop I've ever been to. The cod is nice and fresh and the coating is great. The chips are also very nice in flavour. It's not cheap but it's worth it to me as I love the quality. The service is fast and you get a card that they stamp for every meal... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It's a one-hour journey each way for me from Teddington, but definitely worth it. Great food, really fresh fish, and wonderful smiling service. It doesn't get any better than this.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, 6 & 7 The Forestdale Shopping Centre | Featherbed Lane, Croydon CR0 9AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: 020-8651-1440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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