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“Good but not amazing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of World Famous Fish and Chips

World Famous Fish and Chips
Main Road, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 9 Restaurants in Mangonui
Cuisines: Fish & Chips
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
MelbourneMelbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good but not amazing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It's hard to find bad fish and chips in NZ, in fact I have never had bad fish and chips in NZ. World Famous? No there is better but it's passable. The batter on the oysters was a bit too thick for my liking. If you're going to market yourself as world famous make it memorable. The staff are friendly and the actual eating area and beverages that are available are very good.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Location location ? ?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A view to die for, one of the best. And a location like that deserves great food, but sorry to say World Famous, it might have been. We were disappointed to say the least. I had the Bluenose, fish was nice but the batter was thin and fell off and was over priced. My wife wanted crumbed fish, now what fish restaurant who cooks there own fish cannot do
a crumbed fish. She had to settle for a frozen pack of someone else's fish. Not a good look. Service was very casual, not what we expected from the rave-up everybody gives. Come on guys, live up to your name, we would have loved to have said to our friends how great it was, sorry not this time.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had been here for lunch a couple years ago. We went for dinner and was disappointed. The fish was expensive. The chips were averge. The batter was thin and had stuck to the paper. It was also very greasy from the fat. I think it is over rated and very expensive.

Visited June 2014
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“Hugely disappointing, once place to go now cruising along on glories past.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Could be any mediocre local kiwi fish and chip shop. Mangonui Fish shop no longer deserves its "world famous" label. Last couple of visits you could sense the decline but this time was by far the worst - very ordinary certainly not worth travelling for. If you enjoy indigestion from your lunch as your body tries to process the fat then this is the place for you, otherwise don't bother. The only positive was the still great views.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fish and Chips Mangonui”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Beautiful view and lovely fish, but watch out for the pricing, was overcharged for the fish. I didn't realize until another customer checked her receipt. We both queried it and I was refunded back over $2. So always query charges and check receipt

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