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“A long wait for average food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Harbour Fish Bar

Harbour Fish Bar
Church Street, Barmouth LL42 1EH, Wales
+44 1341 280189
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Ranked #7 of 39 Restaurants in Barmouth
Cuisines: Fast Food, Fish & Chips
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Chester
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A long wait for average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

When we go to the seaside we love to have fish and chips on the harbourside. However, both times we went to this fish bar we had to wait an extraordinary length of time to get served. Once was on Saturday night, early. We had fish and chips and the fish was much smaller than we are used to. The chips were good and they were good again the next time we went just for chips. When we return to Barmouth we would seek out another fish and chip shop as this really did not meet the mark. 50 minutes standing out in the street with traffic pouring by. The lady who owned a neighbouring shop had to close as there were so many people on the pavement her customers could not get in. In addition, the girl who served us seemed to be half asleep on her feet. She did not speak, just grunted. This happened on both occasions. It seemed very rude although she could have been desperately ill. Other customers seemed to be getting the same treatment from other servers though. Left a nasty taste in my mouth all round.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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North Wales
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Never fails to deliver!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I've been coming to Barmouth now for years and at all time of the year, The Harbour Fish bar never fails to deliver the best, fresh-cooked fish in Barmouth. Chips are pretty good too. All cooked fresh to order and with a smile.

Visited September 2013
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Nympsfield, United Kingdom
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“Fish 'n' Chips by the Harbour.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I have been visiting Barmouth for many years and have always eaten fish and chips from the Harbour. The staff never seem too happy but this does not detract from some cracking cod and fresh chips. Probably the best view in the UK to sit and look out across the Mawddach towards Cader Idris while dipping into you takeway.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham
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“The best fish and chips I've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The cod and chips we had were just excellent. The portions were a good size and the batter on the cod wasn't greasy or doughy. The chips were just right too. They serve a range of different locally caught fish, but be warned, these do sell out quickly and, given the taste of the cod, I can understand why

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Should be number 1 as they actually cook!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Well I never thought I would rank a chip shop as number one but in Barmouth's case I feel; I have no choice or maybe it is just the same everywhere these days. We stayed in Barmouth for 1 week and ate out every night,at home we normally choose real "foodie" places to eat but we had our 2 large dogs with us in Barmouth so were restricted to where we could go ie Bistro Bermo was out so I exclude that from my coments but basically everywhere we went it was frozen chips and something microwaved so well done Harbour fish bar,you not only actually cooked but it was excellent too,thanks for the best meal of the week.

  • Visited September 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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