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“Busy but not great quality”

palombos of balloch
Ranked #15 of 36 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: British
Description: scotlands finest traditional fish and chips. all produce sourced locally and use as many local suppliers as possible. right on the banks of bonnie loch lomond. also including fine bed and breakfast rooms. Eat, drink and relax.
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Description: scotlands finest traditional fish and chips. all produce sourced locally and use as many local suppliers as possible. right on the banks of bonnie loch lomond. also including fine bed and breakfast rooms. Eat, drink and relax.
Hamburg, Germany
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Busy but not great quality”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

When we got there around 7pm, there was a long queue for the take away section. As we wanted a take away, we had to wait. They did not have enough chips prepared, although they did take advance orders to help save time, such as Special Fish. The staff were friendly and apologized for the delay. However, a Fish and a hip place not having enough chips is rather disappointing.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice and fresh food,great staff and cheap all under the one roof!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

the family have been in balloch for years and take great pride in their cafe.always busy in a prime location,manage to keep the price down when most are increasing.

Visited April 2013
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Scotland
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fish and Chips”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Everything is cooked as you order - very extensive menu - excellent staff - you can also sit in as well as carry out. Gluten free options available.

  • Visited February 2013
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Balloch, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
“Lunch visit”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Although we stay here in Balloch and have used the take away (highly recommended) this is the first time we have gone in for a sit in meal.

The have a lunchtime special which includes a pot of tea and bread & butter.

I opted to have the Loch Lomond Monster which is exactly what it is - HUGE.

Food was perfectly cooked and tasty and the restaurant is very pleasant and definitely not a greasy spoon smelly chip shop style cafe.

If down here in Balloch I can recommend giving it a try.

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Derbyshire, England
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Local fish and chips”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

After over-indulging on rich food over Xmas, we decided to try out a local takeaway. After seeing the reviews on TA we decided to give Palombos a try. I could not comment on the restaurant/cafe but the takeaway was just that - a takeaway. Nothing special, the staff weren't particularly friendly and the fish and chips were ok - similar to most others I've had.
Generally, Palombos is a good fish and chip shop but no more than that.

Visited December 2012
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