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Seafood, Fast food, British
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Lovely fish and chips. Cannot fault at all 😊 Only went back to visit after learning it was under new ownership. Such a friendly service (unlike the rude miserable northerner who owned it before). No- not related to the current owner but it’s always lovely...to pop in and get a warm reception and a delicious dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

I often come here for lunch during the week either with my friends or on my own. I always come back here as the food and service is amazing every time. I highly recommend visiting

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

I tried this place out today and honestly it's the best fish and chips I've ever had in my life it was amazing I don't know what they out in their batter but it was incredible I usually peel half the batter off but I...ate all of this also the fish is fresh daily and has no skin on it the chef cooked it to perfection he knows his stuff. After looking at the extensive menu for ten minutes (they have ribs and chicken both cooked on the rotisserie amd they do authentic Greek gryos which my friend got and she said it was amazing I finally decided on the meal deal I got Cod chips and a can of drink for £10 which Is very good value for money the staff were amazing the girl on the till was very polite and helpful and the owner and chef were both lovely we had a good laugh together and they were both Greek cypriuts which I am also so we had a good chat about cypress. Not only the best fish and chips I've ever had but was also the best experience I have had at a shop/food establishment I will definitely be making this a weekly treat. 10/10 would recommend to anyone and I'm fussy with my food I uset to be a chef so no good food when I eat it. Also the portion was huge I was stuffed after and couldn't even finish all my chips.oh amd they also gave us both a chicken nugget to try and it was the best nugget I've ever had this shop sells nothing but the bestMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

Very disappointing when compared with previous owners. Fish portions (cod and haddock) were barely medium, although large were ordered. Haddock was moist👍but the batter was disappointingly oily. Chips were a disappointment too… just mediocre. Overall, an expensive, mediocre meal.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

‘Large cod’ was offensively small despite the price increase (as were the other fish types). The chips were average when compared to previous ownership and despite friendly staff.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

Excellent fish and chips, great size portions. Cod bites are also delicious. Staff are super friendly and approachable. Chicken burgers are also really delicious. Food is fresh and fantastic quality.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

Ordered before Christmas and the beans were missing not a major issue and can't fault the new manager very quick to apologise offered refund and a good will gesture (free chips). I only had chips previously as wasn't well, ordered fish tonight and definitely a...shame £8 for a medium, now has skin and bones, appreciate that's not an issues for some but I'm fussy and am not a fan. After removing the skin really not that much fish and no longer the nice chunky flaky fish from before. Thought the service was lovely and very nice and friendly also the batter was very tasty curry sauce is better than before. I think we will return but probably not for the fish which is a shame being a fish and chip shop. Mixed feelings but wish the business all the luck and fingers crossed for a better fish offering in the future.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

We visited this shop when John owned it and the food and service were perfect. Visited this shop Fri 16th De c met by chaos. We collected our food and it was cold and needed to be reheated. I was unable to find any fish...within my batter and the chips were extremely greasy. Not impressed with the new owners and will not be returning. Other customers felt the same as a gentleman returned his whole family's dinner as the fish he felt was off! Other customers were complaining that they couldn't order over the phone. Now looking for the 2nd best fish shop in Burnham now John has left.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal place. Food is probably the best we have ever had in a chip shop 💪🏻💪🏻💥💥 Owner and his wife a lovely couple that always welcome everyone ⭐️⭐️🏆🏆

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

I had arrived not very hungry and was guided by the very friendly couple running the place towards an option on their menu of three small pieces of cod and half a portion of chips which was just right size for me. lTasted delicious probably...because the fish was cooked to order and everything is fried in beef dripping . Just round the corner are some seats on the waterfront seats where you can eat with a wonderful view of the seaMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

Love this fish and chip shop. We often travel to Burnham for the best fish and chips. Always fresh and cooked while you wait. Have never had a bad one. Food consistently excellent. John and liz are lovely people, Always pleasant

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022

Brilliant fish and chips cooked by a Man City moved south. What could be better? Couldn't fault the place or the food.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2021

Moved to burnham On crouch and fancied a nice bag of Fish And chips and came across jolly Fryers in the high street, and do you know what !! It's the best Cod Bites Haddock and chips very friendly staff & John is a characther...you can phone your orders in or pop in and give your order but i wasn't dissapointedMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021

Wonderful people, great service and really tasty, fresh fish. They also catered really well for allergies - hugely impressed. A real gem of Burnham-on-Crouch high street. Thanks!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

absolutely fab fish and chips to takeaway as we were staying locally and couldn't get booked in to the restaurant. staff/owners were friendly and nothing was to much trouble to help us out food was fab and generous portions

Date of visit: August 2021
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Jolly Fryer is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5