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The Gem is a traditional, family run fish & chip restaurant and takeaway. Serving freshly cooked food with fantastic service with the option of an alcohol or soft drink. Call direct to order a delivery / pick up or order via the Deliveroo app. **Please note, due to the current pandemic, our restaurant is closed but our takeaway remains OPEN for pickup or delivery with adjusted opening hours.
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$5 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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Seafood, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed August 28, 2022

Excellent Haddock & Chips. Gorgeous creamy flakes of perfectly prepared haddock complimented by really well cooked chippy chips. Dined with 2 adults and 2 kids. Dined here pre pandemic in 2019 and was so impressed we made a point of returning again when we returned...to Cornwall this summer Restaurant is basic but clean, and was really quiet although the takeout seemed really busy. Staff friendly and service very good. Highly RecommendedMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022

We found this place by chance on the way back to our car after a long day of brilliant river trips. We decided to 'give it a go' and were really pleased that we did. The fish tasted absolutely fresh, had crispy light batter and...was not at all greasy. Chips and mushy peas were fine too. Service was very friendly, and quite fast enough considering the steady stream of takeaways going on at the same time. We'll definitely visit again when next in Falmouth.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

This place was recommended to us as an alternative to harbour lights fish bar. Wish we hadn’t! Portions were small, Fish was saturated with oil and was almost inedible. Really disappointing al, round.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

This evening, I phoned the shop and ordered gluten free cod and chips and I collected 30mins later. Staff very pleasant, and the food was fine. Defiantly worth visiting if you are in the area.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

We’d read that this restaurant did excellent gluten-free fish & chips, and they do! We chose to eat in the restaurant, but while we were there, there was a constant stream of phone calls coming in and deliveries going out (including gluten-free) so this might...suit some people better. Service was good. The order took a little while to arrive, but I’m guessing this was because they were taking care to avoid cross-contamination with other orders and they were very busy. We weren’t in a rush. If we were in the area again I’d definitely return.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

Gem's restaurant has only recently reopened following COVID, and we knew it has a reduced menu whilst it finds its feet again so we were a little nervous as to what we would find. We need not have worried, the restaurant was as welcoming as...ever, and our fish and chips were absolutely top notch and up to their usual very high standard. The fish was fresh and brilliant white, the chips were not at all greasy and were crisp on the outside and fluffy and white inside. Service was friendly and excellent. It was lovely to be back. One development due to the pandemic is that they now deliver, so when we are next in holiday in Falmouth we may well take advantage of that.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I have fish and chips from here also got some for my daughter as they are gluten free

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

Arrived after a long journey to Falmouth. Popped into the Gem Fish bar on Quarry Hill in Falmouth. Ordered fish and chips and they were presented and tasted awesome. The best we have tasted for a long long time. Well worth the visit. Very reasonable...priced too and served by nice and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022

We live in Falmouth and Gem has always been our chippy of choice but recently the quality of the fish and its frying has deteriorated badly. Tonights’s cod was grey, thin and slimey. We won’t be going back.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2021

I have just thrown half a plate of the most disgusting fish and chips in the bin. After all the positive reviews here, we decided to drive 5 miles to see what all the fuss was about. What a disappointment! Yes the staff were polite...enough - not overboard - we waited quite a long time although there was no one else in the shop. My husband commented that he didn't think there was much in the packet and he was right. Had this been a restaurant my food would have been returned immediately. We were so hungry after a long journey that we ate the food out of desperation as we had no other option. My husband's steak pie was inedible as the pastry was soggy and the chips were an absolute disgrace. This is Cornwall and the home of good fish - how can you get a basic but much loved British takeaway so wrong?! We are eating a dry cracker to allay the pangs of hunger. I do not know who is writing the reviews on here- I suggest you take off your shades and take a proper look. I cannot believe what I read on here anymore! AWFUL!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Lovely fresh fish and chips sampled in Falmouth served by a friendly Cornish lady ‘my lovely’. If I came to Falmouth for another visit, I would most definitely order again!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

Excellent cod and chips served by very friendly and polite servers. The food was freshly cooked and we didn't have to wait too long. It was particular nice the young lady came out of the place to hand us our food on the pavement where...we were waiting.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021

The food at the Gem is always amazing - Quality fish & chips, non greasy and still excellent customer care with personalised messages on take out bags

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

Had a takeaway from here whilst staying in Falmouth for several weeks for work. This was one of the better fish and chip restaurants I tried whilst working in Cornwall for over 6 months but it was nothing particularly special. The best fish and chips...I've ever had is still in Scotland in many places including Oban.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 5, 2021

Really helpful and friendly staff - great tasting fish and chips time and time again. Delivery is really quick and no hassle. There really is no finer chip shop in town!

Date of visit: April 2021
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The Gem Fish & Chips is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5