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Fishtales Fish & Chip Shop

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775 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6AW, England
+44 1202 421075
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The two stars is for price and quantity in which they serve large portions at decent prices.. But in equal measure it's no good if you can hardly eat it because it's SO greasy. The cod especially was soaked in oil and even tasted like the chip pan had t been cleaned in a while. Had to chuck off the... More 

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Thank CanadianJames
markymark142, Owner at Fishtales Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this review

Sorry to hear your food was not up to our usual standards ,our oil is heavily used some nights but always filtered daily ,we always fry at the correct temp for our fish and chips so we are surprised by your comment! For customers who like their food to stay fresh we do have cardboard fish & chip boxes which... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best cod and chips for a while- big meaty flakes of cod, as it should be. Chips not too greasy at all. Very good value at £5.50 for standard cod & chips.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our 8th visit and great chips as always. Veggie burgers also available and again really good.

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1 Thank Colliad A
Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This must be one of the best fish and chip shops in Bournemouth. Every meal is cooked to order. You never get warmed up fish or chips from the previous day or lunchtime. The batter is crisp and golden and never greasy. The chips are always cooked just right too. I've never been disappointed by any of their food.

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Thank Carol F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Many thanks to the guys at Fishtales! Drove al the way from Leicester for the football, we didn't win but thanks for the chips!!

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Thank Ward L
Guildford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Phoned throtgh the order for 13 of us. Freshly cooked. Lovely fish and grease free chips. Cash only accepted.

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Thank Mike E
Sumerset
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Good food. Lovely bit of cod This place serves nice food and is well worth a try When in the area freandly staff

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1 Thank Johnowen2014
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, it was pretty cheap and tasted fine. Honestly though, that's the best I could say about it. There was a bit too much batter on the fish, as a result it was all a bit greasy. The scampi was about 60% batter and not great.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
markymark142, Owner at Fishtales Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this review

We always act on our reviews so will make sure batter is not made too thick ,however all our scampi is whole tail and is in breadcrumbs not batter ,thank you More 

Kirdford, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

First experience of Fish & Chips in my newly adopted home of Bournemouth & Boscombe and it was outstanding! I work down here all week and stay in Boscombe and My wife decided to stay over the weekend so we went for fish and chips and really enjoyed the haddock and chips from Fishtales. Completely un-greasy, nice and crisp batter... More 

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1 Thank Adam M
Surrey, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The food we ordered was fresh, hot, and tasty, and the portions side was good.  I found the staff helpful and friendly, even gave as direction to the cliff tops. I highly recommend this chip shop.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 775 Christchurch Road | Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 421075
Description
Fish and chips takeaway only -PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED BETWEEN 2PM AND 5PM ON TUESDAY TO SATURDAY

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?