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“O.K. if you just want plain Fish and Chips.”
Review of Fish'n'Chick'n

Fish'n'Chick'n
Ranked #28 of 33 Restaurants in Baldock
Cuisines: British
Description: This is the Baldock branch of this East of England cahin
Restaurant details
Description: This is the Baldock branch of this East of England cahin
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“O.K. if you just want plain Fish and Chips.”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you visit, you should be aware that the 'Restaurant' is actually in two distinct halves.
Upstairs is the more formal waitress-served part, with full condiments, crockery and metal cutlery, whilst the ground floor is really only the 'Takeaway' part of the establishment.
On this level food is ordered at a counter and can be eaten inside, but rather plainly on paper 'plates', sheets of paper and plastic cutlery.
However, the fish was excellent; as it had been freshly cooked to order. Even so, the wait for the meal was probably only 5 or 10 minutes. Chips were chunky, tasty and hot. The only negative comment is that the 'mushy peas' were more like a warm green puree, served in a polystyrene cup. (Ugh !).
Our pot of tea was tasty - plenty for two, and in china cups and saucers, (the only way to drink it !).
The ground floor had only a few tables, which appeared to be plenty at this time of day (Wednesday, about 1 pm). The area was clean and spacious.
Staff could have been a little happier, but they were quick and efficient.
O.K. for the occasional quick 'Chip Shop' snack.

  • Visited July 2013
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Sheffield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Always first class whenever we visit”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visit Baldock maybe three times a year and stay at the Days Inn Stevenage (see our review of that), and on our first evening we always take a drive into the town centre, straight to Fish n Chicken. The shop itself is large, with an upstairs restaurant (not used - we always take our food away), with a large seated waiting area.
Unlike other fish shops we know, F&C keep cooked stock to the minimum, so you won't find stacks of greasy fish cooked two hours earlier piled up in the warmer, most of the time you may have to wait a few minutes whilst your food is cooked fresh for you, which we find is reassuring.
The portions are large, and there are always offers of some description available (for one, check out the "if we don't offer you...." offer that is up on the wall as you enter.)
The staff are well mannered and keep the place scrupulously clean. We've tried elsewhere but F&C wins hands down for quality. Well worth a visit.
Oh....The last Tuesday in every month is designated "Gluten Free Tuesday" where all cooking surfaces and equipment is supercleaned to prevent cross contamination. How many other restaurants cater for Coeliac sufferers?

Hope this helps.

  • Visited June 2013
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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

From the outside it doesn't look that great but the food was excellent. We had cod and haddock and because I had to wait a little while (not longer than 5 minutes) they upgraded the regular haddock to large. Probably some of the best fish and chips I've ever eaten.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“great take away”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This chain consistently wins the "Best Fish & Chips" in England. Not greasy, large portions, friendly staff.

Parking is a bit tough in Royston, but it's worth it for great take away. Mushy peas are good as well

Visited March 2013
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Letchworth
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“Afternoon stop off”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We visited on a sat afternoon. It was empty in the restaurant upstairs. So no problems with service. Only us to serve. Chicken and chips and fishcake and chips. Curry sauce, enough for two. A bread roll and a bottle of savignon blanc'. A tad over £21. We enjoyed the food and happy with the price. So will return.

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