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Downey's Fish and Chip Restaurant

Sea Front, Seaham, England
+44 191 513 0213
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish and chips” (56 reviews)
“langoustines” (8 reviews)
“white corn” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast Food, British
$$ - $$$
Sea Front, Seaham, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here on the way home from a funeral, it was possible the best fish and chip super I have ever eaten. 🎤 ✊🏻

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If i could give them 7 in the rating it would be well deserved. I came over from australia to see family and was taken to Seaham. We had takeaway fish and chips Downies, OMG they were excellant, the fish was so good the chips...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion this has to be the most outstanding fish and chip shop in England. It offers the tastiest, most succulent and moreish fish and chips of any establishment I have ever tried. As a family we have frequented this place a number of...More

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare to queue ( was a bank holiday weekend though) even for take out but really good fish and chips so worth the wait. Lovely batter cooked in beef fat with lots of lovely scraps added on request. Fish was so light and tasty and...More

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with 9 friends visiting mainly from the south, and had booked our tables. We all had the excellent value Pensioners specials which gives 10% off the price of a range of fish and chips with bread and butter. I've never seen such...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The smell of this fish and chip shop draws you and the menu is extensive, you can get nearly anything including langoustines which was a surprise. We order a children cod takeaway box along with two cod and chips, they are huge. Really you could...More

Thank kc1986622
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Downey's Barnes Sunderland branch. Shockingly bad. In a town that boasts Minchellas superb fish and chips this is at the opposite end of the spectrum. They don't care about their product. Overcooked chewy scrawny fish and luke warm soggy chips. Get in your car and...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We came just to view Tommy the Soldier Statue. Found Downey's fish & chip shop, didn't have to wait long for a seat, they have an offer on were kids eat for free with an adult meal , lovely clean looking place, Staff very friendly,...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

If you anywhere near Seaman drop into Downey's it is the best fish n chips I have had in the UK. The service was excellent, attentive and prompt. Prepare yourself because the servings are big. Will be back again and highly recommend.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Always excellent. Good portion size and as on the front street if you get a window seat a nice view of the sea. I can recommend the mix of scampi and fish which is my normal choice.

Thank Linda K
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November 13, 2015|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
Dont no about that but they are great paul seaham
Paul B
June 6, 2015|
Response from ACWatson | Reviewed this property |
Monday 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Brenda W
April 21, 2015|
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Response from EddieW299 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Brenda, Opening times are from memory....11.30 am to 18.00pm Monday to Saturday with shorter hours on a Sunday. Extensive menu with too many variations to memorise. They have a website,i would suggest you perhaps look at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Front, Seaham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Seaham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 513 0213
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