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“Cold chips but colder service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Compo's Take Away and Family Restaurant

Compo's Take Away and Family Restaurant
9 Burnlee Road | (off Greenfield Road) HD9 2 LA, Holmfirth, England
01484686040
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Ranked #39 of 62 Restaurants in Holmfirth
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Cold chips but colder service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My partner, friend and I visited on Sunday afternoon and it was near deserted, the staff were looking very miserable, not a smile between them and the 'chef' stood talking to a table of his friends the whole time! After waiting 30 minutes for our fish and chips when they finally arrived the chips were cold! I told the waitress who took them away again with a grunt, brought over our curry sauce (lukewarm) and told us how 'unusual it it' that our chips were cold, which then made us feel bad for mentioning it! We witnessed another couple waiting at the counter for 15 minutes nearly before they were recognised to pay! When the food was brought back out it was much warmer but the fish cake was overcooked and had dry batter! £2 for a CAN of shandy is ridiculous! £29 for 2 cans of pop, 1 pot of tea and 3 lots of fish/fish cake and chips....and this is without the 2nd lot of drinks which she forgot to put on the bill (and knowingly admitted she had forgotten!) this was a very expensive let down!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Lots of food in a pleasant cafe.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Most people have to visit Compo's cafe made famous by 'Land of the Summer Wine. It can get busy so it's best to reserve a table if possible. There's parking space but this tends to get full but you can park on the road next to the cafe.
There's quite a good menu of good basic grub like fish and chips with mushy peas which is really a hearty meal ( comes with bread) and will save you having to cook a meal later in the day because you'll still be recovering from the portion sizes served at Compo's.
The service is reasonably quick and checks are made to see if you have everthing you need - we did. Washed down with a cup of tea the whole experience is a lovely slice of nostalgia.

Visited May 2013
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Shaw, Oldham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Fish & Chips, Takeaway Staff Miserable.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Once again had excellent fish and chips today, Once again served by miserable, unhelpful serving staff in the takeaway. We have visited on many occasions being served by a variety of miserable staff, on one occasion we was served by a very helpful and smart boy and girl ( I think they normally work in the restaurant ), this is so rare at Compo's that we actually praised these two young people whilst they served us. I know it's a chippy but Don't have a jacket potato, they are tiny. TAKEAWAY STAFF, IF YOU DON'T LIKE WORKING THERE, GET ANOTHER JOB! you are enough to put customers off! Oh, and try cleaning up the seating area outside, Disgusting!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Quality Fish & Chips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

They claim to serve the best fish & chips in the area and I would totally agree. Fish was freshly fried in a light & crispy batter. Chips were beautiful as were the peas, all washed down with a spot on cup of tea. Well done Compo's

Visited July 2013
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South Yorkshire
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A Nice Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We have had Take aways from Compos Cafe before and have always enjoyed eating them in the car as part of our walks around local reservoirs.
I ordered two childrens meals, both hot and fresh with a drink and colouring pack.
Our two meals of fish and chips with peas and one with curry sauce was lovely and fresh. The young girl got the order correct and let me carry each meal out to my hungry family. My wife did think the batter was slightly overcooked, dark brown and crispy but overall an enjoyable meal eaten at the top of Holme Moss.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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