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“best fish and chips in Hastings!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mermaid Cafe

Mermaid Cafe
Ranked #70 of 352 Restaurants in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $41
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“best fish and chips in Hastings!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We revisited the Mermaid on Tuesday and were lucky enough to be able to sit outside in the sunshine!
The fish and chips were as great as usual my sons and husband had large cod and chips huge piece of fish plus a bit extra!!
quick and friendly service and very good value for money.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Delicious local fish, crispy batter, perfect chips, very affordable prices, friendly staff. We have been known to drive from London to Hastings just to enjoy thiese fish and chips as are yet to find anywhere else anywhere near as good! Outdoor seating which is perfect in the summer but watch out for those seagulls, they regularly swoop down and still a whole piece of cod! (The staff replace it though, they are well used to it!)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarah J
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Bowen Island, Canada
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153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A great choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went down to Rock-a-Nore to try the Fish & Chips at the UnderCliff, but it's closed on Monday! The fish monger across the street said, "Try the Mermaid...not as posh as the UnderCliff but just as good"...and I'm sure he was right!
The ambience is "early waterfront".... being 3pm on a Monday in October....the place was empty. The waitress was very informative, explaining the 4 different choices of fish... we opted for the Cod....the small portion at 6.40 pounds. OMG... i have no idea how anyone could eat a large and a 'double' that comes on double plates!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Murray A
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely food shame about the coffee!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Really quick service and food was lovely and fresh. However the coffee really was bad. Nasty instant stuff, I asked for a latte and there was barely any milk!!! Apart from that cool

Visited September 2012
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Thank Sara E
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Exactly what you expect at the seaside.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Sat outside in the sunshine enjoying a beautifully cooked cod and chips, massive portions, fairly priced and served quickly. Just exactly what you want at the seaside, the place was packed, and people seemed happy to wait around for a table. Lovely buzzy atmosphere, we will definatley go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Babs058
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