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“Average food, rude staff”
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Captain Mikes
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Fish & Chips
Restaurant details
Description: Fish & Chips
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Average food, rude staff”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

We called Captain Mikes to place a takeaway order. The women who answered the phone was abrupt & rude. When asked if I could please place an order I was told "Nup, ya have to come down." Then promptly hung up on!

We ventured down and ordered. The food was average at best and the staff were just as rude over the phone as in person.

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2 Thank Aims79
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49 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Ok the service not so flash but the food is fantastic!”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

We were recommended by many people to come here, so arrived very late on a Friday night on a long weekend and went in to order. The place inside yes it is a little dated but I think its the character of the place (in a good way). Yes the couple behind the counter were very old school in regards to taking your order and cooking it...but to those people whom scored captain mikes low - it is a takeaway bar not a 5 star restaurant. Our Fish & Chips,burgers and hotdogs that we ordered were A+++ and if you took the time out to have a quick chat to the couple you would have found that they were/are a very nice couple...there was no smell in the place apart from the smell of yummy fish n chips cooking. Thanks to my friends whom recommended Captain Mikes we for sure will be back!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank louiselamour
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Christchurch
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rude staff and smelly cooked in beef lard food.”
Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

Has a vegitarian burger advertised outside but they get real nasty if you ask for anything without meat in it. Didn't even get to the ordering phase because we where so repulsed by the smell of the place and rude woman behind the counters attitude. These people are stuck in the dark ages.

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2 Thank Marise R
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fish and chips but missing the wow factor”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

The Paua fitters were yuck and the fish and chips just so so. This place could be fabulous but we were disappointed.

Visited April 2012
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2 Thank DebL53
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Christchurch
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good fish and chips this far from the sea?”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Who would have thought there was an inverse relationship between fish and chip quality and proximity to the beach. I've has some terrible f&c from beachfront eateries. Captain Mike's proves that distance from the briney is no barrier to making truly stellar fish and chips. Try them and see that I'm right!

Visited April 2012
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Thank Rick B
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