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Seafood, Fast food, British
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Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always fantastic we get a take away from here every Friday night, never been disappointed so will continue with our Friday night fish and chips 😁

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Ordered over the phone went to pick it up firstly the shop smells of old burnt dirty oil the fish and chips were over cooked the fish tasted very watery no flavour at all the chips were dry and over cooked defo will not eat...there againMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2023 via mobile

Delighted with the separate preparation area and gf fryer, knowledgeable chef and gluten-free menu. Really enjoyed my cod and chips.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2022 via mobile

I’ve given it a few tries now and it’s been different. One day the batter on the fish is undercooked, the next the fish is over cooked. The chips well you’d be better off with a pick and mix with the choice of overcooked, crumbs...or satisfactory. I can’t find a chip shop around Halstead that can do fish and chips properly.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

Really disappointed as we know they serve gluten free fish and chips, however we wanted it on a Friday but they stop cooking this at 3pm. Friday has always been a day for fish but school doesn't finish until 15:30. 😔😔

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 January 2022

The hook is a very friendly place the food is superb recommended to all . The staff are so nice and friendly would recommend to all. Good for family partys

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

Popped in as we were in the area and ordered 2 large Gluten free cod and medium chips. Excellent crispy batter and lovely chips. Huge portion and good value for money

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

We go to the Hook often and we have never been disappointed. The food is always freshly cooked and delicious and the staff are friendly and efficient. Best chips in Halstead - definitely recommend!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021

Collected order last night and I have to say the chips were disgusting. They were really dark looking obviously overcooked and reheated. Will have second thoughts about ordering from here again this is not first time it's happened but last night hugely disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 25 June 2021

Always great fish and chips. Portions do seem significantly smaller and prices have possibly (?) increased since before Covid, but still overall happy. We will continue to visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 26 April 2021 via mobile

This chippy serves the best fish and chips. Large cod is always fresh always flaky and not mushy. The chips are always fresh. If you’re not a fish person, the battered sausages are epic! The quality hasn’t waned all through lock down. Yummy food.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2020

Superb food. We are Gluten Free family except our daughter and she eats the GF food as the batter is better. Great service, very friendly and outstanding food

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

I am not a big fan of chip shops but due to circumstances I decided to buy a portion of cod and chips from this outlet last evening. The staff were very patient with me as I had to return to my car to get...more cash. I was served quickly and my order was processed within 5 minutes. I took it home with the aroma of fish & chips filling the car. I ate it with relish as it was without doubt the nicest fish & chips I can recall having. Crispy batter on the cod, which was succulent, the chips were soft, but not soggy, with a lovely crispy outside. Bliss at the end of a very stressful day. Well done all.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

Good take away fish and chip shop, they didn’t take phone orders (may be just Fridays) so I opened an account and paid on line for a 17.45 collection slot. I arrived 10 minutes early and there were around 12 people queuing! So I waited...to the left of the queue until my time. Looked like my order had been sat on the counter in a heat back for a while though. Mind you the food was good and hot when I got home!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

Bought large cod which was clearly medium with soggy batter. Some chips hard in centre ( not had this before). Also only had 2 not 3 pieces of southern chicken. Paying for things not given is not good! Seems on downturn.

Date of visit: October 2020
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The Hook of Halstead is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4