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“Fish & chips done just right” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Becks Fish and Chips

Becks Fish and Chips
Longstone Hill | Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2LJ, England
+44 1736 796241
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Ranked #25 of 124 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Becks has expanded into a restaurant with bar and lounge area to complement the still thriving take-away. The restaurant area itself seats over 100 people. Becks does not take reservations, although notification of parties over 9 people is recommended. The main selling point and one of the major credentials is that Becks offer gluten free options. All types of fish (Cod, Haddock, Hake, Plaice), scampi and pizzas are available with this option. For customers choosing to sit in the restaurant there is also a range of desserts on offer that are gluten free. Becks is the only fish and chip shop in a 6 mile radius that offer gluten free products.
London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Fish & chips done just right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Having been recommended this restaurant, we wanted to try it. Warm reception from staff, light and area bar/waiting area, obviously very busy despite early in the season, it was clearly appreciated by its customers. Starter options were reasonably wide, with an excellent help-yourself salad bowl available. The portions of fish and chips were generous, very nicely cooked, with crispy batter and without any taint over overused fat. Washrooms were in excellent condition, and newly refurbished too. The only two downsides were that we were not able to fit in any dessert - despite some tantalising choices on display - and the restaurant was very hot.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bromley, Kent
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Reliably excellent cod'n'chips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We loved this restaurant. The bar is comfy while you wait to be seated, and the hostess Jackie is lovely ready to have a chat. The food is reliable. The chips are amazing, such a generous portion too. I tried the salad bar twice and it had a wide variety of salads and raw vegetables. However it does not appear on the menu so unless you ask you wont know you can order it. Its £4.95 for a side salad if memory serves.
You can order a steak, but why would you when the cod and chips are so delicious.
In April they were open Thursday to Sunday, but this should change soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Gluten free fish supper - worth 800miles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

You know that Becks is something special when you have to queue for a parking space( we estimated 50+cars) and the carry-out queue is served from a separate kitchen from the sit-in restaurant...and all this on an low-season, April Saturday at 7pm. And it is special.. and we didn't wait long either! Crisp tasty gluten free batter, beautiful fish and scampi, real potato chips - all carefully handled and prepared with dedicated utensils and fryer. Worth the 800mile round trip!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Lovely 'old style' chippy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Gorgeous chips. Old style chippy, chips cooked in lard and taste amazing. Not healthy but soooo worth a naughty treat

Visited April 2013
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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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“Danny morrells thoughts on becks fish and chips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We have been coming to st ives for 20years 2 to3 times a year and have to say you must visit becks at least once per holiday they are the best fish and chips we have ever tasted the new look is great and the food just as good keep up the good work we come 350 miles every year for this

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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