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“Disappointed. It's has good reviews but didn't live up to the reputation.”
Review of The Kingfisher

The Kingfisher
Cuisines: Seafood
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Durham, United Kingdom
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567 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Disappointed. It's has good reviews but didn't live up to the reputation.”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were looking for a good chip shop in Stratford and this received good reviews online; however, we were really disappointed. The fish and sausages were nice but, even though the portions of chips were huge, the chips were very chewy and rather tasteless. We'd been looking forward to sitting on the river banks eating our chips but we couldn't eat them and threw them in the bin. We discovered afterwards that there was another chip shop by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre that looked really nice; wished we'd gone there instead.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Decent Chippy”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A good sized portion of clean ,fresh fish and tasty chips.
The 3 ladies running t were very friendly and a lot more welcoming than the owners and staff of the fish and chip shop closer to the river and in the main town (Barnabys') Also a more realistic closing time.
Worth the few minute walk from the narrow boat basin where we were moored up.

  • Visited July 2013
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best chip shop in warwickshire”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We have been buying our cod and chips from here for over 30 years and have never been disappointed. We ask for our fish to be wrapped seperately which keeps it crisp.. just a tip for previous review... the chip portions are huge and always tasty.

  • Visited July 2013
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Fish & Chips and a tucked away restaurant”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stratford Upon Avon is generally an expensive place to stay so it is nice to find somewhere providing great quality and good service at very reasonable prices which helps with the holiday budget. The alleyway down the side leads to the restaurant area where there are toilets too. A great place for Fish & Chips and a cuppa.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Martin B
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The best fish and chips in Ely Street”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Big portions - that's for sure! Really friendly service, good value! But the fish was too oily and the chips lost their consistence after a few minutes, nothing was crispy... Maybe we'll eat the meal right away next time and share the portion! :)

  • Visited June 2013
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