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Old Vic English Fish & Chips

) #361 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ Seafood, , British
1316 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A9, Canada
+1 250-383-4536
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
4 weeks ago
“When the service is as good as the food”
Jul 4, 2017
“Best fish and chips in town”
All hours
Seafood, Canadian, British
$$ - $$$
1316 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of us does not like MSG and the other does not like spicy. Our server was most accommodating in helping us assemble a really nice meal that didn't have either. We'd go again. Spent $32 to feed two

Thank Grimshaw A
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Very good fish and chips, original English style, couldn't find a better one in Victoria. Definitely go for this one if you're visiting. Also extremely friendly owner, with very nice cook.

Thank hijiginmayo
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Best fish&chips in town. The food and service was great. Excellent location for tourists. Definitely come back again!

Thank Ling Z
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Went in for fresh, authentic British fish and chips and upon entering, found an empty, dimly lit, poorly decorated Chinese / British hybrid restaurant. The lone server seemed confused; having to walk back and forth to the cooler several times to confirm which drinks were...More

2  Thank Brandon P
Reviewed February 10, 2017

have eaten here many times and loved the fish. new ownership has changed it into more chinese food. they still have fish but not like you see in the picture and not nearly as good as it used to be. we will not go back.

1  Thank db1215
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Shared a massive 2 piece halibut and chips with my husband plus an order of six deep fried spicy chilli Asian chicken wings. Everything was excellent, we were extremely happy and will make this one of our favourite spots from now on!

Thank NS422
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Friendly service, terrific cod and chips with a good beer. I suspect a recent ownership change and I got the impression they were trying hard. I'll be back.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed June 17, 2015

Arrived at 11.30 place was empty. The place very old and not exactly clean. Fish was not nice and crispy and french fries half cooked. Fot the terrible meal we got the price is outrageous. I complained but the cook most likely the owner did...More

1  Thank Roland B
Reviewed May 16, 2015

Menu promised but did not deliver. Food was nothing special, very bland. Nothing to recommend our return.More

1  Thank snowgirl2015
Anti-Icecream, Owner at Old Vic English Fish & Chips, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2015

Hello there: My name is Joy and I am the owner of Old Vic Fish & Chips. Sorry for the late reply because I just figure out how to reply message in the system last night. I would like make an apology for your unpleasant...More

Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We googled fish and chip places in Victoria downtown. This one came up as second best I think? Maybe even best? We arrived at 6pm and it was empty. Service was great. Cleanliness not very good at all. Food was average. Girlfriend loved her halibut....More

Thank Duane Y
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Evelyn M
March 22, 2015|
Response from Anti-Icecream | Property representative |
hi, all our frech fries are hand-cut BC kennebec potatoes. frozen chips are way more expensive than fresh potatoes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $16
Seafood, Canadian, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-4536
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This place has been serving victoria since 1930 and is a bit of an institution.I bought it in jan2013 and we are going to keep it going strong for manny more years to come.I am from wales in the U.K and have worked in and owned fish and chips shops for most of my years so when the old vic was up for sale it went without saying that it was perfect.We will be keeping the original fish and chips but adding some british additions to our new menu.We are in the process of having some work done as old vic looks a bit tired i.e a new paint and floors etc.. but all in small stages.We will keep with the original look as i think after talking to our guests that they love the old place so not to many changes.Please come and see us and give us your feedback we would love to hear from you thanksPaul
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