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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mother Hubbards is an exceptional fish and chip restaurant. The fish is fresh with lovely crispy batter. The premises are very clean and well cared for. The staff are welcoming and friendly. Should you have the misfortune of being disabled the facilities are well provided...for this. The food is excellent and very good value. We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to all. An absolute must if you’re visiting the town. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello NORMA and BARRY 🥰👋. THANKYOU so much for this wonderful review, your words are so kind and complimentary - we are all utterly delighted. You are both amazing characters and an absolute pleasure to serve, we look forward to seeing you soon. ❤️

Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Returned to scarbor for the day.and went to our favorate restaurant.and yet again superb. From entering greeted with a smile staff all smart and happy.so clean.food as I've said before the best frier inthe country.been to many over the years.mother hubbards best by miles please...don't change what you do. Be back soon.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2024

tce91 from Harrogate wishing you a very happy NEW YEAR! 🎉 thankyou so much for writing again !! I love the title. We definitely will not change what we do, don't panic. "Best fryers in the country" - wow, very honoured 🎖 🤗. Thankyou for...More

Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

Lunchtime visit whilst staying in Scarborough for a few days after Xmas. Came after seeing the reviews... It did not disappoint... I had a beautifully cooked cod and chips and my wife had the lunchtime special. Great service and everything was cooked amazing.. I am...from Grimsby originally, and so fussy about my fish and chips, but this was amazing! Highly recommended, 👏👏Thank you!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

WarrenD from Stafford!!! Happy new year!! Thankyou for chosing to dine with us during your recent stay in Scarborough after Christmas 🎄 ❤️. So delighted that your cod and haddock were cooked beautifully as you described 😀. Thankyou for writing and recommending us, it is...More

Reviewed 22 December 2023

I’ve been going here for more than 25yrs I am from Scarborough and have always told everyone that it’s the best place in town for fish and chips.now I live in Nottingham and every time I visit my dad we go to have a meal,absolutely...love it and well done to all the staffMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Terry and Carol from Nottingham HAPPY NEW YEAR !! Thankyou so much for writing and what lovely words you've kindly used in your description! Absolutely wonderful! We can't wait to have you back for fish and chips when you are next in Scarborough visiting Dad...More

Reviewed 16 December 2023

Nice fish restaurant, best we’ve had in a while, prices and portion was good. Food was cooked perfectly and the haddock was delicious. Waitresses were very at-tentative and helpful. Would definitely return, puts the likes of papas to shame!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

davedT1068DS Hi there, I hope you've had a fantastic Christmas and thankyou for visiting us over the festive period for a battered haddock! It is great to hear that they were the best fish and chips you've eaten in a while ! Amazing review and...More

Reviewed 7 December 2023

Upstairs restaurant, with a lift or stairs. Although you can book a table, it is possible to walk in as quite spacious. Greeted on your arrival you are given a menu and usually have a choice of booth or chair seating. The menu is very...good with different courses or inclusive deals all great quality. Our regular choice is the Senior Citizen Special and is a real treat, choice of starter, thin crispy batter on freshly cooked fish and homemade chips followed by your choice of homemade dessert, tea or coffee, bread and butter. All brought to table by your waitress. We also have a family member that has coeliac disease and he is delighted to be able enjoy Gluten Free Fish and Chips with us and is catered for well, even GF vinegar is available. Can’t wait until our next visitMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

RutherfordBelper hello and seasons greetings to you 🎄 ! I must thankyou for not only submitting a five star review but the great depth you have gone into in describing what feels like "the Mother Hubbard's experience" !! I am very pleased we were able...More

Reviewed 5 December 2023 via mobile

If you visit Scarborough, make your way to Mother Hubbards restaurant for the tastiest fish and chips you’ll find. Friendly staff too !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Good morning Alison! It has been a total pleasure serving you and your husband throughout your recent stay in Scarborough. Thankyou for submitting this lovely review and kindly complimentary on our friendly staff and tasty food. Have a safe journey back across the pond to...More

Reviewed 2 December 2023

Lovely food but £17 for a large haddock and chips which wasn’t that large is very excessive. Enjoyed but didn’t feel like it was good value for money. Had the prices been a bit more reasonable I would rate higherMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Hello there NorthsteadBoy. Thankyou for taking your time to review our restaurant, I apologise that you feel our food is priced too high for our offerings. Our prices do reflect the current market fish prices which have increased alot in recent times. If you search...More

Reviewed 22 November 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff. The establishment was clean and well presented. The food was lovely and gluten free chips are a winner for my wife. Would definitely recommend this place. Yes they do take away.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Hello Sir and thankyou very much for kindly contributing to our trip advisor page. I am very pleased that we were able to cater for your wife's gluten free dietary requirements and hope that your pleasant experience will prompt future visits! Sending you and your...More

Reviewed 8 October 2023

Been coming to Mother Hubbard for the last 12 years, Always get treated like as a friend, With having Celiac Disease it's great to eat out, knowing that you will be taken care of. We have to travel from Derbyshire to have Gluten free scampi,,...Having Prostate Cancer as well, its GREAT to go to the gents, CLEAN, but really C L E A N Take the time to find this First class Sea food restaurant if unsure just ring them, for directions.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2023

Greetings to you both Debbie W! It was a pleasure to chat to you both last week. Love the title "Celiac Heaven for Sea Food" 🤩 what a great advert for all the coeliacs! - thankyou 🥳. It is wonderful to see your dedication, travelling...More

Reviewed 2 October 2023

When I first saw the menu, I had some fears that the place would be a sort of throwback to the 1970s, so reminiscent was it of the sort of choice offered back then. But I needn't have worried: Mother Hubbard's is a hidden gem,...with fresh food and professional service in smart surroundings. We had a lovely waitress called Lily who was friendly and well-informed. The food was served quickly and was easily the freshest fish and chips I've ever had. Portions are not so big that you have to leave some, as in some competitors, and the prices are good value.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2023

Good evening Mouldilocks!! Firstly may I thankyou for writing, it is always helpful to recieve feedback from our customers and when we are awarded 5 bubbles - even better! I am very relieved to read that we are not stuck in a 1970's time warp...More

Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

When we visit scarboro aprox 5 times a year.always use the best mother hubbards.high quality food.perfection batter.every time we have visited.never let down.staff always happy and attentive.and we both feel excellent value for money.standards at a very high level.see you all very soon.got to be...the best fish fryers in the country.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2023

Hello there lovely customer from Harrogate ! What a super duper review you have kindly written. It is a huge sentiment to myself and the whole team that you feel we are delivering an excellent service with such high standards. If you believe we are...More

Reviewed 29 September 2023

BRILLIANT. Great fish and chips and plenty. Great surroundings. Very clean and tidy. Great staff. Very polite and cheerful. My Mother and family favorite place to go. Reasonable price to. Fantastic ❤️More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Hi John! It was a pleasure to serve you and your family the other day. Thankyou for your kind comments regarding the cleanliness of our restaurant and to mention our cheerful and polite staff, I shall pass on your praise to them, they will be...More

Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Whenever we visit Scarborough (every 3 - 4 weeks) we eat here. This place must do the best fish and chips in the country. Food is always fresh and batter is so light and crispy. Service is quick and staff are polite and obliging. Seasonal...specials and other foods are on the menu too. We always look forward to our visit here and we can highly recommend this place. We are a family of 4 adults with a wheelchair and there is an efficient lift to the restaurant for us all. If you love your food, we'll probably see you there.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2023

Good evening Mr Roy D, I like the title. Consistency is very important to us and the core values of our business so thankyou for sharing your experience on here, it is hugely appreciated. If you believe we provide the best fish and chips in...More

Reviewed 17 September 2023

Always High standards. Fish & Chips are delicious. Service is excellent. Have been enjoying Mother Hubbards Fish & Chips for many years. Never disappointed!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Rebecca Bradley, General Manager at Mother Hubbard's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Dear Doreen! You have really touched our hearts with this short but sentimental review of Mother Hubbard's. Our business is family run, established in 1993. We have always focused upon delivering a service with care and duty in a setting which offers high quality meals...More

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Sorry, but I have not been in this restaurant enough times to notice if dogs have been present or not, but this is an establishment that serves food, so I very much doubt if dogs will be allowed for health & hygiene reasons.
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Mother Hubbard's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4