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“Best fish and chips we have ever had!!”
Review of McDermott's

McDermott's
Ranked #4 of 518 Restaurants in Croydon
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is the finest fish and chip restaurant that we have ever been to. We have never managed to find better and have even travelled all the way back from a day at the Brighton seaside to eat there !! Brighton has good fish and chips, but nothing comes close to McDermott's.
Food is always freshly cooked, it is good value and the restaurant and take away next door are spotlessly clean. Service is excellent and professional from all staff especially Lucy who is outstanding !
They offer a loyalty scheme, through which every 6th adult meal is free ! This makes the restaurant even better value.
McDermotts is a hidden gem and I would recommend to anyone.

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1  Thank MCKAYIA75
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Fine dining on fish and chips? Incredible though this seems, McDermott's have achieved just this at their unassuming restaurant and chip shop. Jane and I have just feasted on gourmet cod, lightly battered. This was preceded by fishy nibbles and followed by tasty apple pies with melt-in-your-mouth short pastry. Tradition at its best. No wonder this restaurant is listed as No. 1 from 243 Croydon restaurants.
No, the chips were nowhere near gourmet.standard Just a notch or two up from the usual soggy offerings of most fish and chip emporiums. Perhaps McDermott's might think again about these. Yes, the bill was on the expensive side but, in this case, diners get what they pay for. To me, who had all but given up on British fish and chips as a tasty meal, it was well worth it.
We were there as part of a group of 50-plus on a Tuesday night because of a happy experience at McDermott's the previous year. We have agreed that this meal will become an annual tradition.
The service was efficient and pleasant. The atmosphere buzzing. Our company good.
I have eaten all over the world, and, believe me, this was great food.
But please try to do something about those chips ... and the fine dining will be perfect.

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Thank Tovarisch
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Always fresh & piping hot, fantastic fast friendly service from Lucy and the rest of the staff. Noticed on my last visit that they now serve locally brewed beers.

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1  Thank Mick S
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We go to mcdermotts most wednesdays or thursdays the fish cakes are to die for and the fish is always fresh and tasty and lucy always gives you a warm welcome and first class service as do the rest of the staff.

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

been a few times recommended by several people and am glad I went.
Best Fish and Chips I have had with the lightest and crispiest batter.
Always a friendly prompt service.

So nice to sit in lovely restaurant to enjoy the meal.

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Thank MHalls
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