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    • Qype User afello…
    • London
    • 6 friends
    • 136 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    21/3/2011

    Loved it everytime I have been. Always busy busy - but queues are quick moving.

    Fresh fish and good chips!!

    • Qype User Bexmoa…
    • London
    • 8 friends
    • 33 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    15/1/2008

    Great place to visit if you are a fish 'n' chip conniseur! The battered fish and chips are cooked traditionally in beef dripping - yes an instant heart attack but has to be tried. The grilled fish is done in vegetable oil.
    Well priced and service is good (as long as you don't try and get in the door early!) Menu is simple but effective - everything you could want!
    Nice setting and free car park right outside.
    Gift shop next door - but don't be fooled - Rick has some batter mix there for £3 - you think their must be some special ingredients in it - but alas, just flour and anticaking agents - come on Rick - bit of a joke, aye?

    • Qype User Surfba…
    • Halstead, Essex
    • 4 friends
    • 67 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    16/11/2008

    Great Fish and Chips but not worth the price. Over £50 for 6 of us !!!!

    Service was efficient but queues are very long. Seemed like a production line rather than genuine home cooked fish and chips.

    Car Park next door but little or no outside seating.

    • Qype User morton…
    • Redditch, Worcestershire
    • 10 friends
    • 36 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    1/10/2008

    Fantastic fish and chips, need I say more. Well yes actually, this has to be the fish and chip shop to visit if you are in the area. Beef dripping is the key ingredient here for the battered fish, and it makes it taste brilliant. The variety of the fish available is second to none.
    If you're planning a visit be sure to get your timing right, either early evening or late, as around 8pm in my experience the queues have to be seen to be believed, it can take up to an hour before you get your food!
    Still, highly recommended! A must for any fish and chips fan!

    • Qype User marcel…
    • Bath
    • 0 friends
    • 49 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    The queues are always out the door but the fish is very tasty. Right on the harbour front, the fish is straight off the boats. Prices are very reasonable but parking is not that easy and finding somewhere to site and eat is a real challenge.
    Watch out for the seagulls too!! They'll take the fish whole if they see the chance.

  • 4.0 star rating
    2/8/2011
    First to Review

    A bit on the pricey side for fish and chips, but the chips were amazing  crispy and golden on the outside, light and fluffy inside and not greasy at at all. I don't eat fish but my companion assured me that it was the best fish he'd ever tasted and after initially balking at the cost agreed it was definitely worth it.

    • Qype User manana…
    • Swindon
    • 3 friends
    • 34 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    5/9/2010

    Grossly overpriced, and not remotely worth the money.

    Avoid.

    • Qype User social…
    • Royston, Hertfordshire
    • 8 friends
    • 101 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    17/11/2008

    My most favourite fish and chip shop in the world! They even serve wine in here, its got to be good! Well you might think that Rick Stein has turned Padstow (or Padstein as the locals call it) into some sort of disneyworld devoted to him, but i think he has opened some wonderful eateries and delis, aswell as his b&b's and his famous restaurant (too pricy for us though). So we came to the fish and chip shop not expecting it to be that amazing. We were wrong. The fish was too die for, the batter melted in your mouth and the chips were not greasy, just crispy and divine. I loved the charm or this place and the setting in padstow, i will be back to try ricks fish and chips again, just yummy!!

    • Qype User banana…
    • Manchester
    • 1 friend
    • 60 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/11/2008

    This fish and chip shop is situated in the fishing town of padstow only stones throw from the shops and resturants, and near the harbour. Be prepared for the best fish and chips you have ever tasted , and be ready to queue, as this place is full of people all waiting outside before it even opens, the fresh fish and chips are perfect ad can be smelt 300 metres away. But i tell you that is well worth the wait.but you wont believe it till you try it. The prices i feel are as expected you only get what you pay for . It is situated right near the harbour and a short distance from the other resturants and the shops. There is parking is a problem with the lack of spaces so going early may be the best option. Or perhaps go to padstow on a coach trip.

    • Qype User lejom…
    • Bristol
    • 3 friends
    • 29 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    18/8/2011

    Ok, cheap it ain't. £8.70 for Hake and chips. Chips good but nothing special. Fish v nice, excellent thin crispy batter. Here's the thing; if you're in Padstein, you like fish and chips, then this is your Mecca. Go worship.

    • Qype User matty…
    • Plymouth
    • 3 friends
    • 24 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    20/10/2008

    The fish and chips are really pricey here, however, they are really good! As other reviewers have mentioned you can buy the fish and chips for cheaper in the quay but they ar edefinately not nicer. The queues that form here are testament to how good the fish and chips are!

    • Qype User Andrew…
    • Darlington
    • 3 friends
    • 18 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    15/2/2009

    Living not far from whitby I am no stranger to excellent fish and chips, so the bar was set higher than usual for steins chippy as we have the Magpie cafe in Whitby, who produce arguably the best fish and chips in the world, put is this way, I drive 45 miles to get some. So steins chippy had a lot to play for, and they were poss on a par with the magpie on our first visit, but lost it on the second as the fish had absorbed a bit of oil and there was a hint of rawness in the batter next to the fish, the chippy was certainly as busy as the Magpie, so waiting was the order of the day, what I did like about Steins chippy was the larger range of fresh fish than the Magpie, although the John Dory was off the menu (which it was everywhere I asked). I can recommend the battered oysters. Oh, and the seating? its easy, plonk your bum on the railings next to the harbour and enjoy. Bill: £20 inc drinks, two covers.

    • Qype User itsnot…
    • Plymouth
    • 0 friends
    • 17 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    20/9/2008

    Very pricey and you can go down the road and get something that tastes better half the price

    • Qype User gertie…
    • Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset
    • 1 friend
    • 14 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    12/3/2009

    We didnt queue, the fish was delicous with a light melt in the mouth batter, I ate every morsel and I havent eaten cod for twenty years but thought I'd give it a try, I'm so glad I did. There is a winter special cod and chips with bread and butter and a cup of tea to eat in and was cheaper than some of the cafes near me.

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