Oliver's Fish & Chips
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Tue-Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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- Lunch, Dinner
- Beer & Wine Only
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Recommended Reviews for Oliver's Fish & Chips
12 reviews in English
Review from Carrie B.
Very very good - but not great.
I went with my partner for dinner last week after a day of feeling a bit ill. I chose to have plain grilled fish (tuna, rare) while he got battered fried fish. We shared an order of chips for two.
The chips were good -could have been crisper- but the order was MASSIVE and I think next time we'll share chips for one.
My tuna was good. Not excellent, could have been rarer. But a nice taste. The coriander in the mango salsa was a bit overpowering, and I would have preferred a stronger mango taste.
His fish was very good - light crispy batter that stayed in one piece instead of getting soggy and falling apart. Nice flavor, too.
Both dishes came with some salad on the plate, which neither of us touched. I normally would eat the salad but I hadn't been feeling well and -- wait. No. I shouldn't have to explain it to you. Or to the waitress. So why did she make us feel like we needed to explain why we "didnt touch the greens"?
Note to wait staff: if there was a problem, I would have said something. But don't make me feel guilty for not eating salad!
We will be back - I'm curious to try their delivery and see if the food comes hot - but hopefully next time I'll be feeling better, and up for trying the fried fish. Especially the matzah batter (they have two batters, one regular and one made from matzah).
Review from Lucy R.
- 6 friends
San Antonio, USA
FIsh and Chips..the mecca of british food. This has been my mantra for years. Here's the rub...I'm now gluten intolerant and well, Oliver's was going to be the end-all for me. I ordered up the fish and chips and behold...They either didn't clean their kitchen thoroughly the night before, or? but my order DID contain gluten. I was sick for the next 24 hrs...distended stomach, aches, indigestion, fatigue...the whole nine yards. Moral of the story-- eat only prepared foods that are gluten free naturally. Fish and CHips are NOT meant to be gluten free and neither is cake etc...you get my drift. I now only order grilled fish and NO chips, despite the claims of GF.
Review from Natalie T.
- 193 friends
So glad that my local chippie is not sketch. I don't really care for the fish but the sides (chips) are pretty good. Although watch out as they tend to slap on the salt and vinegar!
It's a cute set up as well, reminiscent of the dining/kitchen rome of a summer holiday home.
Not somewhere I would frequent regularly but a nice stop once and a blue moon
Review from Ashley V.
Cute little place near my friends house.
Small seating space but didn't have to wait really during the dinner rush.
They had run out of these fish cakes that friend and I both wanted, but waiter was nice and tried to persuade me to try something nicer, albeit more expensive, still.
And because it's fancy chip shop you can get grilled fish pieces if you're feeling guilty for all those delicious chips.
A little expensive for the fair but nice every once in a while.
Review from Qype User (Harv-m…)
- 1 friend
- Qype User Harv-m…
Yum! Such fresh fish and at such a decent price.
Cons (starting with these as there aren't many): Can be crowded and quite warm inside. No heaters for outside tables. Limited wine list (but suitable for the venue). Mushy peas can be bland and the portions are a bit skint.
Pros: Friendly service. Fresh fish and great salads. Beer and desserts also very reasonably priced -- £1.50 for a deep fried Mars bar takeaway. Everything else is plus.
The open kitchen proclaims: "Look at how clean I am. I have nothing to hide!" Always a comfort with a fish & chippie. (With others, you may like the taste but be forced to stick your head in the sand on hygiene to keep going back. Not so with Olivers.)
Review from J P.
- 2 friends
Really top fish and chips, not cheap but well worth it.
For take away you have to wait 8 minutes for most things as outside peak times they only make to order to ensure quality of the food is perfect as it has not sitting around
Great to see a really well thought out restaurant with original quality
Review from Molly B.
- 8 friends
Saint Paul, USA
Delicious fish and chips from a relatively up-market chippie. Looks like a nice place to sit down and have a meal if you've got the time but I was on the run so I got haddock and chips to take away. Even though I walked through the cold rain for about ten minutes with it, both the fish and the chips were still warm and delicious when I got home. Bit heavy on the salt, but otherwise nice crisp batter and chips that weren't too soggy (this seems to be a perennial problem with me). I'll definitely be back.
Review from elizabeth s.
- 14 friends
Starting in spring 2012, Oliver's now does GF fish & chips every Wednesday, due to popular response. The batter could be more flavorful (perhaps using a gluten-free beer and some spices) but the texture is nice and crispy, and beggars shouldn't be choosers, I suppose. Great selection of sides and they offer the lovely Magner's pear cider.
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Review from Qype User (Jess14…)
- 1 friend
- Qype User Jess14…
Expensive but you get a huge portion. much better than we expected. the Tuna steak was huge and the salad was fresh. The mushy peas were not proper mushy peas but they still went down well. Tuna was cooked through which was not ideal as we asked for 'medium'. they took the skin off the haddock as requested which was good. Will def be going back.
Review from Qype User (mwl201…)
- 16 friends
- Qype User mwl201…
Really nice and crisp matzo haddock last night - maybe a tad underseasoned but easily rectified with a couple of shakes of salt. Chips were good as well, though a few were undercooked - the crisp, smaller chips that were cooked for longer were amazing. Surprised to see how packed it got - we wandered in around 7.30pm and there were two other tables, and when we left the whole place was rammed and there were people queueing for tables. At least that kind of business means that the fish doesn't sit around for long - tastes fresh to me!
About This BusinessProvided by business
Oliver's specialises in using only fresh fish delivered daily from billingsgate market where possible all fish is from sustainable stock and is caught in the North Sea landed in Peterhead Scotland which is the best fish in the uk.
We specialise in battered, matzo meal or grilled fish. Our fish is fried in vegetable oil using the latest frying range (preston&thomas).
We only use white fish, salmon, tuna and do not have any meat products on the premises.
Our restaurant is a traditional fish & chips with a Mediterranean theme to go with it.