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The Fish Wife


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$5 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Agreeing with other reviewers, The Fish Wife is one of the best fish and chip shops that I've ever experienced. It's small and busy but the food is excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Phil W
Reviewed January 14, 2019

I have been to the fish wife many times and dropped in again recently when in the city, the fish is always fresh and of the highest quality although the shop is small it is possible to sit and eat in one of two bars...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1ageingtraveller
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Having tried a lot of chip shops around the city over the years this place is definitley my favourite. Even the "proper" restaurants around town cannot match the quality of the Fish Wife. I thouroghly recommend this place for cost, flavour & freshness. Simply lovely.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peadar D
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Great fish and chips for under 10 euro. The chips are flavored with salt and vinegar and are deliciosos. The plate also included some mushy peas, but I didn't eat them. I would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jorge P
Reviewed October 15, 2018

It is all about the fish. There is nothing fancy about the shop, but you would go there for the fish. It is as fresh as it can be. The servings are huge. The Hake and Chips could easily have fed 2 people. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tvler8
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great place for enjoying some fish and chips or other fish-based meals. The service is great and you includes also takeaway.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MihaiC636
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Great fish and chips and the staff are so friendly. Great quality and nice size portions. I will be back again. Five stars

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank clarad2013
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This was the most delicious veggie burger I’ve ever had in the WORLD!!!! Loved the mushed peas too. No place to sit so plan a place after to go eat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank suzanne7878
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend that place. It is rather take away, there are only two hockers. Fish is fresh and delicate in taste - just fantastic. Without odd stuff, just simply fish and chips. And that's it! Prices also good. You must try it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diana3333
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The difference with this fish and chip shop (they have two in the city) is that the fish is freshly battered so it doesn't feel stodgy and full of oil. The chips are also wonderful.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Olly R
February 17, 2018|
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Response from annecW8087VJ | Property representative |
our chips are cooked in lard. our fish is cooked in vegetable oil.
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