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“Nice fish but expected bigger portions”

Ballantynes Fish Chips
Ranked #37 of 44 Restaurants in Palmerston
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Paris, France
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice fish but expected bigger portions”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We went there because English friends had told us it was the closest from what we get in England: the best they ha tried in Australia. We liked it, the snapper fish was very good. A little bit too oily though and a little bit too small. The service was not great: the waiters are not very nice but the quality remains our priority so we still enjoyed our meal.

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English first
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poor service, average food”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Decent portion size and the food was hot but the service was average and it took more than 40 minutes for 3 serves of chips, 6 calamari rings and 3 potato cakes. All the while the staff advised it would be ready soon.

Chips and potato cakes were OK but the (battered) calamari was below average.

Won't be going back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Inconsistent”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Would be best fish and chips around, if they were more consistent. One day fish is small, next day they are almost double the size. Same with chips, the portion size is never the same. Sometime it's greasy, chips soggy, other times it's perfect. Fish is typically perfectly cooked.

Visited July 2013
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“dissapointed”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

not happy at all with the service from the 'Kids' that served me they have no customer service skills what so ever. my food portions are different every time we get our food from there (getting smaller each time) and over priced as well as stingy portion sizes. and i once found melted plastic in my sea shanty an when i made a complaint i was completly ignored by the teenager running the shop that night. the food is ok somtimes if your lucky enough to get an adault who knows what their doing cooking your food. it would be a much better place to get take away food if it wasnt run my snobby little kids.

  • Visited April 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“pretty good :-)”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Close to home and good. Wet season hours suck though but it's got pretty good menu so all good . If it wasn't so close to home i probably wouldn't go

  • Visited April 2013
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