Since my last review of Oliver's last year I have noticed a lot of negative reviews appearing on Trip Advisor, so I thought I should re-iterate my view that it is still the best fish & chip restaurant for miles around (especially now that Mariner's in Hartley Wintney has closed). We have visited Oliver's numerous times in the last few months - both restaurant and takeaway and have never had less than a brilliant experience.
The latest visit, last Saturday for lunch, was typical. We were seated immediately by a very friendly and cheerful waiter, who took our orders promptly and brought us our drinks and complimentary bread & butter immediately. The food was, as always, cooked to perfection and portion sizes were more than adequate. People who complain about the size of fish and say they would prefer to pay more for larger portions clearly have not spotted that all fish is available in 3 sizes. Personally, I found the Jumbo Haddock difficult to finish. The home-made soup starter was excellent, the fish fresh and in succulent crispy batter and the chips hot and tasty - despite the current quality of potatoes available at this time of year.
OK it's not a "fine dining" place, but what do you expect from a chippy?? I have no hesitation in recommending this place highly - despite the comments of other reviewers - and will continue to visit regularly.
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