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“If eating in make sure the staff see you” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Charmouth Fish Bar and Pizzeria

Charmouth Fish Bar and Pizzeria
The Street, Charmouth, Bridport DT6 6PU, England
+44 1297 560220
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Charmouth
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Traditional fish & chips, pizza, burgers, pasties, ice creams and desserts.Local ciders & beers. Eat in or take away
London & Herts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“If eating in make sure the staff see you”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We were initially ignored and had to ask to make an order - a party of 10 had just turned up ahead of us. The fish selection was fine but priced on the firm side. Perhaps a take away is the best choice?

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fish and chips top class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I was warned about the queues before going (I hadn't read the reviews here). We went the first night we arrived in Charmouth, a Saturday, and at prime time, which wasn't a smart move. It was a long wait.. 40 minutes at least I'd say. But the fish and chips really were excellent. There was a notice up effectively saying that kitchen had it's capacity and they worked as fast as they could. We went again on a weekday but still at peak time and the wait was about half the time. Also ordered pizza for the kids that time. It wasn't as good as the fish but no complaints.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dont Bother!!!!! Terrible, TERRIBLE service!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Beautiful sunny day, headed over to Charmouth for an afternoon on the beach. Made the bad judgement of stopping here for a "quick snack" Sat outside, waited ages for someone to take an order, went inside, waitress informed us she would come out and take our order. Waited some more, finally waitress shows up, who can be described as "slightly brain dead" (i guess if we had made our order via facebook it probably would have been easier for her one brain cell to process) ordered 1 black coffee and a 1 lattee and 2 sausage baps (breakfast baps on the menu) Coffee's took 20 mins to show up, black coffee having the dregs all around the cup, waited some more, and some more, after 40 mins waitress comes out and tells us that it will be 5 mins....after 45 mins still no food (baring in mind this is 2 sausage sandwiches!!!) in the end, gave up, went inside to pay for coffees, explained that they did not need to bother with the sandwiches as we had waited so long and to be honest was a bit fed up (and hungry!) no real apology or explanation apart from that they were "busy". However, the lady that appeared to be in charge did offer us our sarnies free to takeway (we declined).

What could have been done better?

If the waitress had mentioned "we are really busy so there is a bit of a delay on food, is that ok"?

OR

"guys i am really sorry that you have had to wait so long for your food, can i offer you a complimentary tea or coffee while you wait?"

How hard would that have been? instead i am now on here furiously warning other people not to go here.....unless you have plenty of time on your hands and dont mind a long wait!!!!


Just dont bother, go somewhere else in Charmouth were i am sure they would be happy to have your custom!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“Had a very nice meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We ate in and it was very nice, 2 pizzas and 2 burgers, so can't comment on the fish. Big queue of locals for the takeaway was a good sign. Staff friendly, food good, efficient service. Perhaps a bit more pricey than at home, but it was by the beach in august..........

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Worst service ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This was the worst service in a fish and chip shop that I have ever experienced. Upon arriving we had to wait in a half hour queue, and even when we eventually got to the front, we had to wait a further 10 minutes for our order to be taken while the cashier disappeared. We were then given a ticket (as if in a shoe shop!) with a number on it and then waited for another half an hour for our order to be taken again at a different counter when our number had been read out. Overall we waited for an hour for average food that was NOT worth the wait. Furthermore there were over 20 people in the little alleyway with only five chairs who were getting angry and hungry, which made for an unpleasant atmosphere. My nan came in to see where I had gone for the last 40 minutes and received hostile looks from other customers who thought she was jumping the queue. The staff didn't seem aware of these problems and when we got to the front we got a half hearted apology from an employee about the wait. Overall, DO NOT GO HERE if you are in the area. We very much regret going back a second time thinking the experience would be better, as it was identical both times. The cafe may be better, but the takeaway is awful and certainly not fast food. There are plenty of nice places to eat on the high street.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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