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“Good food in general but not consistent enough in quality.”
Review of Matlock Fish Bar

Matlock Fish Bar
Ranked #100 of 131 Restaurants in Matlock
Price range: $2 - $9
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I've used this chippy for years having lived in Matlock most of my life and the only thing that lets it down is the consistency of the fish quality (in particular the cod), sometimes you can get an absolutely delicious piece of battered cod, nice and crisp with fleshy white meat, other times the same fish can be a bit grey and slimy (but cooked).
We've also had the odd occasions where the chips have been decidedly "gritty" other times, perfectly done. Prices are fairly average for fish and chips, I normally have small fish, small chips and a battered sausage which comes to around a fiver.
Service is good (or at least I should say service has improved significantly over the past couple of years at least). We never choose to eat inside as the tables are those fixed ones with fixed chairs (a bit like a military canteen!). They could probably do a whole lot more with this place to make it more inviting for seated diners. Will re-review in another year to see if any changes occur.

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Thank MrVanilla
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

we were invited to a fish and chip meal on the house and have to say on this occasion it was excellent. We visit Matlock at least once a year to see friends and family and this fish bar has been there a long time which I think speaks for itself. Well done Matlock chippy.

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Thank ken j
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Visited when just passing by and decided to pop in and I'm so glad we did. We was promptly greeted buy a very polite and very helpful member of the staff (Sam) who could not be more helpful unlike other chip shops we have visited in the past, the food was absolutely delicious and so fresh and the staff so helpful we will definitely be returning.

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1  Thank freaky1402+
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

It doesn't look much from outside - a traditional fish bar with its rows of plastic tables and chairs - but boy, are those chips nice. Lovely, freshly battered fish too, with a really nice and light batter. Very well received after a nice day's walking at nearby Matlock Bath! Really good value too, and eat-in prices were only a few pence more than takeaway. Highly recommended.

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Thank Richard W
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

if you want fish &chips in Matlock can I suggest carrying on. This place ones seems to be going one way.
In the perfect location in the town this chippy should be a lot better than what it is. The owners seem to paint the outside and buy new signs more than they change the décor. when u enter its dingy and not very welcoming, your greeted by staff that look like they are forced to work there and would rather talk amongst their selves. what can I say about the food ....... well its food but when charged a fortune you expect to be filled the portions are small for prices and most of it has been sat there since they open.

if you are looking for fish and chips in matlock area this is not the place to go carry on through and there are much nicer and cheaper.

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Thank matlockowl
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