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“over priced pretentious and definately not the best fish & chips in NSW”

Bub s Fish and Chips
Ranked #66 of 89 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, Australian
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Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Staffordshire
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196 reviews
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“over priced pretentious and definately not the best fish & chips in NSW”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

We arrived at 8pm Sunday evening and were reluctantly served.Surprisingly we were offered alcoholic drinks -$5 for a60cc shot of "Chardy".The only free table on the wharf was next to the dock's ice making plant -ambience negative .Fish portions miniscule and a $48 bill for 2 including "wine"what a rip off!

  • Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A taste of great fish and chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I recently tried Bubs and have to say the seafood was really fresh - back to the old style seafood that is now lacking. The freshest of fish we have had in some time. We experienced both the restaurant and bought fish and chips from the seafood shop. Both outlets have the freshest of seafood, and friendly staff. If you are in the Port Stephens area - check the place out. Best seafood in town. And prices are reasonable.

  • Visited January 2013
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Addicting. I need rehab afterwards.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Bubs is impossible to properly describe in English. We simply lack the vocabulary. The fish cocktails are out of this world in taste and texture. The fish isn't oily like some deep fried fish can be. The staff are awesome and you can tell that they take great pride in their product. The chips are a little mediocre, and you will need a lot of money for your visit. Bear in mind that this is not stock-standard fish. They charge that way because it IS THAT GOOD!

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Thank James S
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Sydney
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36 reviews
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“Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went at a really, really busy time but was definately worth the wait. Really fresh great food. Worth going to.

Visited December 2012
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

We had high hopes for a place boasting of being a 7 time winner of the best fish and chips in NSW but we were sorely let down.
Salt and pepper squid served lukewarm and bereft of salt and pepper, fish so oily that it could've come straight from the Exxon Valdez, prices more skin to fine dining than mere fish 'n' chips and surly staff. Asking for an extra plate was apparently the height of rudeness if the owner's reaction was anything to go by.

Repeat customers we will not be.

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