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“Not quite as "Top" as the name says” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Top Chippy

The Top Chippy
Red Bank Road, Blackpool, England
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Ranked #262 of 563 Restaurants in Blackpool
Cuisines: British
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Rossendale
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Not quite as "Top" as the name says”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Went to Blackpool lights last night, and decided to get there early so we could have fish and chips and then drive through. So we drove up the Bispham end, and spotted this chippy, just off the main road, and there was a parking spot outside - perfect.
We went in and the place looked really nice and clean, and ordered two fish and chips and paid. As more people came in behind we moved up the counter, and that when it started to go wrong. As I looked over the counter at the guy battering the fish, I saw that the fish was black underneath, not my personal preference, and then in a big clear bucket I spotted all the pre-cooked chips! Yuk!!
Anyway it was paid for so lets try it. I do admit to being quite fussy, but this was horrible. The fish wasnt allowed to drain when it was taken out of the fryer, so was particularly greasy. There were also small bones in it. The chips were horrible, dried up and tasteless.
The worst fish and chips I have had - to the point that my partner actually took them back in the shop put them and the counter and told them so, and thats not something that we would do!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Top Chippy Visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Visited the Top Chippy (Located by Bispham Tram Station) on 5th Sept - after seeing the illuminations ( well u have to do it dont you ? )
We had an Australian Friend with us.He enjoyed a real taste of Britain...
Top marks to Top Chippy.
Crispy chunky chips + non soggy fish -delightful essential mushy peas ! One improvement suggested - please give the option of 'Mayo' with your condiments ...
The man who appeared to be the boss even let us use the 'loo' next door.
Would definetely visit again.
Alan - Crosby Liverpool.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Moreton In Marsh
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Still Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Went to Top Chippy Sunday night on leaving Blackpool, homemade Pasties, Pies and gorgeous Fish and Chips, no mush mulch in the pies, chunks of meat and the best steak puddings ever, this place is worth going to and we make sure we do every time we visit Blackpool. Keep on this fantastis business, it is brilliant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Ended up in the bin”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

The service was Ok, not great but polite enough but the food was awful, the kids took one mouthful and the rest went in the bin. I ate a little more but still put most of it in the bin as well and ate the left over sandwiches from our lunchtime picnic! Sorry I'll never be back

Visited April 2012
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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Just gets better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

After coming from seeing the lights, we were surprised to find our favourite chippy still open and with what we wanted, the fish is great, fantastic, different pies and my favourite, giant balm cakes, yummy, as usual we will be back, it isn't called The Top Chippy for nothing.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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