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“Simple the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wetherby Whaler

Wetherby Whaler
Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in Wetherby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
UK
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Simple the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

If you love your fish and chips, then this place is a must. They have a restuarant upstairs too and with a lift if you have elderly or disabled folk with you.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BNL55
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  • English first
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great fish chips and mushy peas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Great tasting fish chips and peas we did a take away and were offered drinks by the staff as a deal which worked out as good value. The only downside was they are now using thinner cardboard boxes which got too hot and leaked a bit , but apart from that one of the best fish and chip shops any where in yorks.
We saw the Durham cricket team there too who also visit regularly when travelling around.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“First Class Fish & Chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The premises were very clean and pleasantly air conditioned with ample space on and around the tables and chairs/backrests. The staff were very professional and cheerful and didn't rush to 'process' my party of four. The Fish & Chips were piping hot and as good as any I've tasted. Portions of Peas were served separately in individual bowls, rather than 'slopped' on the plate as in some restaurants I've visited. Teas, Coffees or cold drinks, together with Bread & Butter were included in the prices which were reasonable for the excellent quality and generosity of the portions. The modern toilets, were clean and fresh. All in all a very good experience that I would recommend far and wide. Not 'Fine Dining' just good honest Fish & Chips.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Derek H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Lovely little traditional fish and chip cafe. Nothing fancy but simple fish and chips, done well. We were not disappointed. The interior adds to the atmosphere of the restaurant, staff were very helpful. Fish and chips served with bread and butter and pot of tea- just as it should be.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Philibailey2707
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Below average ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

I hate giving bad reviews and always try and find a positive or 2 but really struggling to with this place. We live in Leeds but fancied a drive out last night, getting here at approx 9pm. We ordered in the takeaway and waited a good 10 minutes whilst chips were cooked. Throughout this time (when no explanation was given for the wait) we listened to an interesting monologue of how to clean the shop before close. Yum! Finally food arrived: beware if like me you love vinegar as the food is served in boxes. It soaks straight in and makes the underneath weak. Also, despite smothering in vinegar, I couldn't taste it at all. Watered down?
So the food. Chips 'just cooked', barely golden, greasy and tasteless. Fish itself nice but small portion, batter greasy with inside soggy. I was really looking forward to this but it was amongst the worst chippy meals I've had. Maybe we were unlucky because it was late on: at busier times when more food it churned out maybe the food is better cooked?
I can only assume so because with the standard we experienced it does not deserve its reputation.

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