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“Overpriced rubbish”
Review of Holmbush Fishbar

Holmbush Fishbar
Ranked #71 of 152 Restaurants in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Must be the worst, most expensive fish & chip shop in the county if not the country.The chips were as tough as leather and the fish was greasy and undercooked. Take a tip stay at home and have a bacon sandwich

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Becoming a tourist ripoff not value for money much better value chippies in local area tiny portion of chips. Owner must be making money hand over fist.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

i don't want to completely slate this 'chippy' as the batter was crispy on the fish and the fish was tasty. However, the chips weren't crispy, looked unappetising and didn't taste anything special. The portion of chips and the size of fish were small for the price. More the size we'd expect for a mini fish and chips meal deal (they didn't do meal deals which really surprised us). Overall expected more from an award winning chip shop. We have an award winning chip shop near us. The portion and food quality are both excellent. This chip shop is in a different league. Note. We paid over £18 for two fish and chips with sauce, and a children's size fish and chips.

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Thank oneillsontour
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

As locals we regularly buy fish and chips from the Holmbush fishbar . What we have noticed over recent months is that the prices are creeping up , so much so that this takeaway is now one of the most expensive in Cornwall . Although the fish is generally of an excellent quality the same can not be said of the chips ; invariably they seem to be tasteless , white in colour and not golden & crispy which surely they should be.

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Thank maxdale
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Have enjoyed several visits here. Gets very very busy on Fridays so be prepared for a long queue. Portions can be immense, with sometimes 2 fish piled on top of a mound of chips. If you're not a big eater consider 1 between 2! Gravy wasn't great but then again, we're in Cornwall not Lancashire!

Thank Prestonwalkies
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