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“Fast Food Folly”
Review of Harry Ramsden's

Harry Ramsden's
Ranked #219 of 912 Restaurants in Southampton
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

My wife and I were in Southampton for the day, shopping etc and decided to visit The West Quay shopping center, at lunch time we decided to visit the food area of the shopping center, a lot of the outlets were fairly busy including Harry Ramsden's which is normally a good sign, but this was a big mistake. It was nothing more than junk food takeaway food. The eating area was littered with tables that needed cleaning and everything was served in plastic or cardboard, even for eating in.

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Thank willywonker51
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

To start with, I'm not used to complain, but this time i couldn't stay quiet, I often visit Harry Ramsdens in Bournemouth, but Southampton... The quality of the food was terrifying - the food was served in plastic "plate", chips were soggy and overcooked, fish and chips was just fish and chips (no lemon, no tartar sauce, no peas), the burger bun was falling apart and cold, the chicken fillet inside the burger was overcooked. For any sauce (e.g. tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, tartar sauce) you have to pay extra.
My suggestion would be to close that place down, because it's ruining Harry Ramsdens reputation.

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1  Thank Kristine S
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I really dont know what the big deal is supposed to be about Harry Ramsdens. We went to the Southampton branch in April and found the food to be fairly expensive and the quality no better than bog standard. On the good side it was freshly cooked, on the bad side you had to pay extra for Tomato sauce, sit in the middle of a busy shopping centre, and had to clear your own table if you didnt want to be surrounded by the packaging while you tried to have a relaxing drink. There didnt seem to be any chance that the table staff would do it for you. I've had way better fish and chips in any one our local outlets, and would not put myself out to go again.

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1  Thank SiameseTomCat
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Expensive !!! Over cooked, re-heated, you can do better ! Plus at busy times you can be very lucky to find a place to sit and eat anyway in the Food Forum in West Quay. This is just "fast food" at its worst - I tried it twice but definitely would not waste my money again - go across to BHS they do a nice fish and chips there !

1  Thank southernbelle758
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Whilst visiting West Quay we found this fish restaurant, service was fast and efficient, portion size of fish very acceptable the chips were also a good portion and was served HOT. On the downside would have liked a Pea Fritter but they only do mushy peas, perhaps in the future they might introduce this in this unit. Will certainly visit again in the future

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1  Thank ianexamsBournemouth
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