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City Fish Bar

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30 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury CT1 2TG, England
+44 1227 760873
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my son decided to visit the Cathedral . In our way back we spotted this very busy fish bar and we stopped there. Lovely people and delicious food . Anyone visiting Canterbury should try City fish bar

Thank Pietro V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in on a rainy afternoon after an evensong service at the Cathedral with just enough time for fish and chips before catching our train back to London. The cooks struck up a conversation as the fish was cooking. It was clear that they are very careful about the temperature of the oil which means that these fish and... More 

Thank Stephen P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chips with curry sauce, nice crispy chips with the stock standard curry sauce. Service was quick and easy with the sever getting the pre cooked chips out of a tray we were a bit sceptical but were really nice and fresh. Took 30 seconds to get our chips.

Thank Brock g
Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Super friendly staff we had the fish and chips and the calamari and chips. The fish was really good and fresh. The calamari was delicious. Just not a big fan on the chips. Definitely a meal to try there. Really like the area.

Thank laurewanlin
Chardonne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

PERFECT PLACE!! All staff are friendly, quick served and very tasty. Lot of choice as well. I would definitely go back here

Thank LoganSiegrist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

SO GOOD! I grew up going to school in Canterbury and have been going to this chip shop for close to 10 years now and it has never disappointed. Good value and on the menu you can get everything you want from your classic British fish and chip shop. The staff are really friendly and always greet you with a... More 

Thank thetravellinghan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

I was running errands in town and was feeling hungry but needed something on the go! The staff are incredibly friendly and super fast service. The chips were wonderful and honestly I can't wait to go back for more!!!

Thank Nuril J
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

The food is cooked to perfection, the coffee is served in proper mugs none of this polystyrene rubbish. Fast, friendly & fantastic, totally recommend this place if you are in Canterbury..

Thank Andy H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

I love this place. Me and my mum go there when we meet up. Nice and friendly staff and lovely seating area

Thank jdtraveller89
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Been there three times and each visit I ordered haddock. Each time they 'just happen to have had one ready'. Only fish and chip shop I've ever been to that has haddock already done. Each time it's been awful - in my judgement it wasn't haddock or even cod. Whiting,possibly pollock. Watery. Awful. Big question - why did I go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury CT1 2TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 760873

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?