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“Good fish & chips but very slow service”

Busy Bees Restaurant & Takeaway
Ranked #43 of 197 Restaurants in Bridlington
Price range: $2 - $18
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
York, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Good fish & chips but very slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

With summer making an unexpected return last weekend, we headed to the coast to spend the day in Bridlington. Fish & chips is a must on any such outing so, after checking the reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to visit Busy Bees. It may not be the highest ranked chippy in town but its location is good and unlike some of its rivals its ratings didn't seem to be boosted by a high number of one review contributors giving it five stars! My wife and I shared a jumbo haddock & chips between the two of us, which was plenty for lunch. The fish was very fresh and tasty with crisp batter though I'd have preferred the fish to be skinless. The chips were pretty good too. The big disappointment was the speed of service. Even though the queue wasn't that big it took over 20 minutes to get served. They seemed understaffed. Maybe the unseasonably warm weather and the increase in customers caught them out. Let's hope so as otherwise the wait in peak season would be unbearable.

Visited September 2013
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English first
South Yorkshire
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“always good grub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is our second visit to Busy Bees and there will definitely be a third. Cod is excellent and freshly cooked with mushy peas really tasty. Staff and polite and friendly too.

Visited September 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Not that impressed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Having read the reviews we decided to try this fish and chip restaurant, the friendly staff must have all had the day off as we were served or grunted at by the most uninterested staff we have encountered. The food was alright, my fish was really small, nothing to get excited about, the table needed cleaning and the cutlery was cheap.

  • Visited August 2013
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

The fish and chips from busy bees are a must have.. the fish is huge and the chips are just delicious. Yum Yum....

Visited August 2013
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York
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

visited 14.08.13
took some clients from a residential home near York (2 wheelchairs)...overall food was good...the fish n chip meal for the seniors was excellent value for money...staff were good to say it was really busy...would go again.

  • Visited August 2013
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