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“Lovely fish & chips”
Review of Mermaid Cafe

Mermaid Cafe
Ranked #84 of 392 Restaurants in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $41
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Sat outside on the most crowded day in Hastings' history (after that one in 1066). Staff had told us the best time to come back to get a table and they were spot on. The fish and chips was great too. It was lovely with a glass of cold white wine, which at £2.80 a glass wasn't too bad at all. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank SidCupLondon
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Although there seem to be about a thousand fish and chip restaurants in Hastings, we always go back to the Mermaid. It's partly due to the jolly service and the fact that you can sit outside when the sun is shining, but mostly due to the excellence of the fish which comes straight from the beach opposite (I particularly like the plaice) and the chips which are made from real potato. All is cooked to order and, while you can have wine with your lunch, the mug of tea seems to be the best match.

Lunch costs around £15 for two if you eat the medium portions (easily big enough for a hungry adult).

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Thank MaryLondon2012
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have been regular visitors to this cafe over the past 10 years or so - if we fancy fish and chips this is our first choice from our home in Cranbrook. The fish is succulently fresh and well cooked and we've never had better chips. While we've been sitting inside, we've seen some people look through the window at the dark wood tables, wheelback chairs and hand-painted mural of mermaid and sea creatures and walk away, but they don't know what they're missing! The service is always friendly and the fish and chips are cooked to order and reliably good.

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Thank Val B
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We often get fish and chips here when we are having a quick visit to Hastings. It is has a great location in the old time just across the road from the new art gallery and the beach. It has a old style caff feel to it with good fish and chips but it could do with some better quality drinks and it really is best just for fish and chips so avoid if that is not what you feel like.

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Thank LAW64
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Like JamesW my Husband and I took his Mum and my Mum to this fish restaurant on the first sunny day of 2013. Three of us had the cod and chips one had plaice and chips we were very surprised that we each had 2 pieces of fish which the batter was very light and the fish its self was very tasty, chips were good as well.
We all said that is was very nice and very good value money. Best fish and chips we have had in a long while. The restaurant was very busy there was a queue for a table.
We will be going back again.

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Thank weeniewellies
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