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“The Best Fish and Chips in the Western World”
Review of Fishermans Rest

Fishermans Rest
Ranked #31 of 167 Restaurants in Fareham
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Fish and Chips served in 'The Fisherman's Rest' - opposite the beautiful ruins of Titchfield Abbey where Shakespeare conducted his love triangle with the Dark Lady and the preening, young, gay Earl of Southampton - are the finest I have ever tasted. The batter is 'shatter-crisp' and the fish inside succulent and tender. Excellent!
Only two things hold 'The Fisherman's Rest' back:
(1) The chips, which, though better on my second visit, need to rise to the splendour of the cod. They were a touch oily rustic and need to be bone dry.
(2) A tiresome rustic (called 'Ken') who claims to be an expert on Shakespeare but who, on his own admission, has never read a line of Shakespeare since he was at school! He hangs round the bar times and asks for money for guided tours. Avoid Titchfield Ken like the plague!
Otherwise, 'The Fisherman's Arms is fantastic!

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Thank Stewart T
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Arrived at 1930 and finally served at 2050. Meal was very mediocre the worst mix grill I have had in along time, overcooked and dry. Other meals only half eaten very sloppy pasta with wilted rocket. I will be a long time before I visit there again.

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1  Thank Daveb626
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Family of nine for 8 PM dinner. Lots of beer and wine plus excellent food.
Starter assortments were all enjoyed and disappeared quickly.
Fish and chips, huge serving, perfectly prepared. King Prawn Curry was a huge success and a little spicy. BBQ ribs were tender and a large portion. Salmon special with potatoes and vegetables, prepared perfectly. Gammon and eggs with potatoes for two of our guests was another success.
As before we sat for a long dinner and laughed and lingered. Never were we rushed. A reasonable price for the food and liquor consumed, we will be back again in another two years. We hope the locals support the pub in the meantime.

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1  Thank SalemTravelBureau
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Met friends for dinner and a catch -up. You need to book a table as the restaurant gets really busy, even in the weekday evenings.
The staff are accommodating and friendly - the food is well presented and there is enough of it!
The restaurant is a bit crowded with the tables being quite close to each other - but not close enough to trouble you.
Well recommended!!

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1  Thank 11Annik
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We met up for lunch with two friends and were impressed with the extensive menu. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

As a precaution we had booked a table incase of adverse weather but on the day it was a super venue for outdoor dining.

The traditional fish and chips was very good, the scampi and chips was typical pub food and not very inspiring. Our friends chose gammon which was reported as average and the curry ordered from the specials board was average. We did enjoy the puddings which were sticky toffee and date and chocolate fudge cake. In summary, a great venue, good service but typical pub chain brought in food.

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Thank nets123
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