There is little hope for the fish and chip restaurants in the UK if the Seafish is, as it claims to be, one of the best in the country.
Whilst the food was not bad, it was not particularly enjoyable either. The batter on the fish was exceedingly greasy and the companion's mash potato was unmistakably from a packet mix or frozen pellets. (Which seems, frankly, bizarre since thousands of potatoes must go through that kitchen, what with being a chip shop and all).
The staff appeared to be stretched to their limits, up to and including management. It certainly seemed to be an underappreciated and overworked workforce which of course, is a recipe for disaster. This did bring down the atmosphere. Saying that, the barman was very pleasant and seemed to know his cocktails. Our waitress was also nice though we regretably do not recall either of their names. Though the staff were outwardly pleasant i felt there was some underlying tension with regard to treatment by higher authority. It could be that, or the fact they work in Ripley.. I couldn't possibly say for sure.
As a side note, I felt the decor was all a bit tacky. Though that is my personal taste and should not affect anyone judgement.
If the Seafish wishes to consider itself an anywhere decent restaurant, it should endeavour to work on these points I have raised. They may seem minor but these are the things which should make a restaurant one of the best in the country.
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