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170-172, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
01629 580656
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best fish ever

After visiting our daughter at Peak Camp at chatsworth we decided to call at Matlock Bath for some chips (we love Chips at Matlock ), as we were walking towards the chippy a man stopped us on the street and told us to try Charles for the best fresh cooked fish in town, normally I'd walk off from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Biggleswade
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Most definitely the best fish and chips I've had for a long time! The restaurant is run by friendly staff who can't do enough for you - never that feeling that you've been ignored. The food is fresh and tasty, certainly no excess grease! The whole restaurant is spotlessly clean. Make sure you have cash at the ready as they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After visiting our daughter at Peak Camp at chatsworth we decided to call at Matlock Bath for some chips (we love Chips at Matlock ), as we were walking towards the chippy a man stopped us on the street and told us to try Charles for the best fresh cooked fish in town, normally I'd walk off from people who... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Away from seaside resorts we have never seen such a collection of seafood restaurants and so many looking good. We chose this one and were not disappointed. One of the attractions was the notice on the menu which indicates that the restaurant realises that some older people do not want large meals and all of their dishes are available in... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Charlie approached us as we walked by, stating "great fish and chips and only place selling fresh scampi" and to be fair it was really nice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You won't find any better fish and chips in Matlock bath. Very friendly and fast service. Situated at the top end of town you won't be disappointed.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Pleasant staff, food was ok bit dissipointing but edible. The chips could of been better weren't what we were expecting (not at all like a chip shop chip), fish was ok but batter wasn't crispy. Kids sausage meal was bad two tiny sausages and were very greasy. For the quality way over priced. For the cost would of expected something... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food was bland and uninspiring. Serving Staff were nice and friendly. One of the chefs seemed to spend a lot of time outside near a bin having a smoke. They seemed to have run out of a few things on the menu.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

|To be fair the chips are good, but that is it after the man on the street throws you in the rest of the staff are rubbish, not any help when you ask a question but ok they are only kids we were all there once. BUT the rest of the food we ordered was wet no flavour and when... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Really sociable experience with the owner. Interacted with all customers. Food was pleasant and reasonably priced

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Over many years of visiting Matlock Bath we have frequented most of the fast food outlets along the parade, many of which could improve significantly. On a hot day this weekend, we chose to visit this establishment and sit under a very large canopy outside to seek some shelter from the sun. Although our meal was a simple haddock and... More 

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Address: 170-172, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
Phone Number: 01629 580656
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
Cuisine: British

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  • Address: 170-172, South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: 01629 580656

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  • Cuisine: British

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