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“Family Run, beautifully cooked Fish and Chips” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alexander's Fish and Chips

Alexander's Fish and Chips
186 Stanpit, Christchurch BH23 3NE, England (Formerly Stanpit Fish and Chips)
01202 484156
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Ranked #13 of 140 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
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Dorset
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Family Run, beautifully cooked Fish and Chips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This place is a gem. It is always spotlessly clean and the fish is flaky in light batter and the chips are beautifully cooked. There can be huge queues at busy times, but that is demonstrative of the fact that the food is all cooked to order and that nothing is sitting in a heated cabinet waiting to be purchased.

Have a treat, and walk down the adjacent road to Fisherman's Bank and sit by the harbour on a warm sunny evening with a chilled bottle of Chablis (take a fork) and enjoy a fantastic view and the best fish and chips in the area.

It is open daily (save for Monday and Sunday) at lunch time and early evening (5 - 8 'ish). The times are displayed on the door. Parking is on the street but you can usually find somewhere to park very close by.

The family who run the restaurant are very welcoming and quite clearly enjoy what they do.....preparing first class fish and chips.

  • Visited May 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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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best Fish & Chips in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We only live a 100 yards down the road and eat from here at least once a month. The food is fabulous and all cooked to order so it is lovely and hot and you know it has not been siting around in a warming cabinet all evening . The portions are big and we always share a portion of chips between the 2 of us. In the summer the shop can get very busy in the evenings but you will find it is well worth the wait.

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Great, simple fish and chips!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

From opening time (check, but I think around 5) until its all gone, there is usually a queue here for good old British fish & chips.

This place, also known as Alexander & Sons serves up staple menu favourites (sausage, pies etc) along with the catch of the day Cod, priced on size. A medium sized Cod and children's chips will do for most; the large cod looks like a battered whale and you'll need help just lifting the large chips off the counter.

Efficient service on a numbering system; it's all cooked to order so a little patience is needed.

Crisp batter and crispy chips; the business.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Customer for 4 years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Also called Alexander & Sons. We always enjoy fish n chips from this true gem of a shop. The lady in charge and her family are always welcoming. We always recommend to friends & visitors. You have to try it!!

  • 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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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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20 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Fresh fish and lovely chips! You can't get better locally! From a local of 24 years! It gets busy on a Friday but well worth the wait!

  • Visited February 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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