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Seafood, British
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fresh, tasty and big portions! What more can you want? Absolutely love the traditional feel of the place and my family demand to go here every time the travel up north to visit. The scampi is so great as well if you fancy something different...from fish.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely fresh fish and great service. The tartar sauce is magic sauce. The mushy peas were top drawer. Even got to know which boat the fish was brought in on!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and chips were adequate and ok but nothing out of the ordinary Price bit higher than other places and cannot see anything special over all the fish n chips local ? Must be a history thing… ?

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024

I had heard about this restaurant on a TV program and took the opportunity to try it out. The restaurant was very busy but we didn’t have to wait too long for a table. The food was excellent and arrived pretty quickly. The downside was...the business like attitude of most of the staff especially the person who took our order. A smile and a friendlier attitude would have made the experience all the more pleasant. The friendliest person there was the person who took my payment.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024 via mobile

I was charged £1.95 for tartar sauce in my 75 years I have never been charged for tartar sauce. I think that is a rip off. Also think it should have been mentioned to me when I asked for it. Not happy

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024

Great Cod and chips, mushy peas, with soft drink deal. Quality fish and batter. The size of the cod was large. Highly recommend. Lucky locals.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

We both had the Cod and Chips special which included Mushy peas and tea or coffee. We were seated straight away and the waiting staff were very attentive and quick to ask for our order, which came out within minutes. The cod was superb and...the batter was amazing. The Mushy peas were really nice and the cup of tea was nice and hot. I suppose if there was a minor complaint we didn't think the chips were as good as the last time we had been here. Having said that we enjoyed what we had and would certainly come back again next time we are here.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

Fantastic fish, friendly and efficient staff, brilliant sustainability policy on the back of the menu. Well done all.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Was in the area and this place was recommended to me, so after checking out the reviews went there for lunch. Got there early, soon after opening to make sure no problem getting a table, as it's popular and was a way for me to...go to visit. Upon entering was greeted and taken to a table, very friendly staff. Nicely laid out location with tables not too close together, but close enough so it is quick and easy for them to be changed around for different size groups. I ordered the Colmans Feast (Prime cod, thick-cut chips, homemade mushy peas plus a pot of tea or a cup of filter coffee) with a side portion of curry sauce. Came very quickly and it was lovely and hot, all perfectly cooked. Ate every scrap and thoroughly enjoyed every bit! Cod was a good size and plenty of flesh, chips were a good size and nice and chunky, curry sauce was spicy and thick enough (not too much to kill the taste of the fish/chips) and mushy peas were very enjoyable (I'm not a massive lover of mushy peas). I had the coffee as my drink and it was a decent flavoured cup. Was so good that I went back 3-4 days later with a friend and had the same again apart from skipped on the mushy peas. Lovely atmosphere, lovely food, friendly staff Due to it's popularity can get very busy (as it was my second visit) and so may have to wait for a table it you time it for the busy period. 100% without hesitation recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

We visited the North East for the first time in 4 years, and the first thing we did was drive straight to Colmans for Fish & Chips! My family have been looking forward to visiting Colmans ever since our last pre-Covid visit. My late father...introduced me to Colmans many years ago, and now no visit to the North East is complete without a visit to Colmans Fish & Chips. Maria and her wonderful team are very friendly, welcoming and attentive, the restaurant is spotlessly clean, and the food is OUTSTANDING. Wild, fresh fish caught locally, cooked to perfection, and absolutely the best chips you could eat. I have travelled worldwide, and tried Fish & Chips in many restaurants in many countries, (including Gordon Ramsays British Restaurant in Macau), but I can say with 100% honesty that Colmans is the best.....by a long way. We made time to visit twice during our one-week visit, they are that good. My family are already looking forward to visiting the North East again, and of course Colmans Fish & Chips will be on the top of our 'to do' list! Thank you Maria and all the team.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

I ordered ‘The Colmans feast’ which was lovely! It is the best fish and chips I have ever tasted! Maria suggested the homemade tarta sauce which went very well with the fish! Would recommend anybody visiting Shield’s to stop in here. The service was as...good as the standard of the food first class!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Excellent service, friendly staff, welcoming and clean restaurant but most importantly delicious food.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

In my Humble Opinion The Best Fish and Chips In England!!! Our hostess Maria was Excellent and the service was Excellent as well , Brilliant!!! Thank You Colman's!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

Best fish and chips we have ever had, so glad we visited. Portion sizes were huge. You can see and taste the freshness of the fish and chips. Crisp batter and fluffy chips. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Used to come here as a child and apart from the update in the restaurant its as good as I remember it! So good I visited again a week later!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Yes, Colmans Fish & Chips offers takeaway services.

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Colmans Fish & Chips is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4