Tried this place last weekend as we heard it was opening and Chester is short on fish and chip places where you can sit in with kids it was ideal. Loads of seating, fashionable interior and the food was great. We tried cod, a meat pie and fishcakes for the kids and they were all better than any takeaway we've had since moving up north. The fish was all fresh and it does make a difference to eating something out of a heated display the batter was spot on crunchy. Soft drinks were on tap/fountain which was much nicer than drinking from cans, and it was all nicely presented. Ideal informal dining without resorting to cardboard from burger chains. We'll be back!
Good location and the inside is very nice and modern, despite being a bit bare. Fish and chips were poor though. As another reviewer commented the chips lacked that real chippy taste and the cod fillet kept breaking up into tiny pieces when I tried grabbing a portion with my fork. Batter was not very nice either. It all tasted rather 'cheap' to be honest. Will stick to eating out at gastro pubs when I visit Chester in future.
Blackstocks Fish and Chips opened to the public yesterday Saturday 17th March 2012. Had a quick look in, not much to write home about, just a basic fish and chip shop menu written on very small boards you can hardly read. Various fish on offer, and plenty of seating. Looks like this outlet needs to bed in a bit more
Shame because fish was fresh but batter became very soggy very quickly underneath. Chips lacked flavour and real chippy taste. Expensive also at over £6 for reg Cod & Chips (no extras).
This is a shame because Chester lacks good Fish & Chippy restaurants, unlike Wrexham ( try Les's).
Won't return unless prices come down and refinements to cooking.
Looks very nice from the outside but once you are in it's unclear as to what the place is. Is it trying to be a restaurant like Harry Ramsdens, or your local chippy? The staff were rather average when I went in, and like others have complained the batter was not upto much. The pricing adds further confusion as it has restaurant prices but in reality all you get is your basic everyday soggy fish and chips with sachets of sauce that you have to pay for! With competition like macdonalds next door I know where I shall go next time.
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