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“We love Barry and Christine!”

The Archway Fish and Chips
Cuisines: Fast food, British, Seafood
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We love Barry and Christine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon the archway one pleasant spring evening. We purchased a variety of sea and land based creatures, all covered in a delicious golden batter. Barry and Christine welcomed us into their establishment and their very helpful staff went to great lengths to handwrite receipts for each of our party of 3 so that we can satisfy the demands of our stringent expenses department.

We were presented with our food in Cumbria's finest polystyrene receptacles. As the sun set beneath the east
Cumbrian hills, there was a chill in the air on the streets of Kirkby Stephen and we exclaimed "oh gosh, it's thoroughly unsuitable for al fresco dining!" We went back cap in hand to Bazza and Chrissy requesting further details about their dine in experience, they offered us the opportunity to enjoy the comforts of their cosy restaurant without the need for a supplement to exchange our polystyrene for their finest bone china for diners.

As we settled into our seats, we couldn't help but think we were in Barry and Christine's living room as Emmerdale played out it's dialogue on the screen in the background. However we didn't need television to experience a truly close knit community as several highly satisfied customers entered with springs in their step. Each customer was more like a friend and from now on that's how we will class Barry, Christine and the girls. Fried fish fun friends!

With wishes as warm as your wonderful cod,

Jess, Emma and Mark

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank StreetJem
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“probably better as a 'take away'”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We arrived at this restaurant after a long journey, and in need of sustenance. We didn't realise they were about to close after their lunch-time service, consequently we got served the last dregs of everything. We should have complained, really, but didn't. They have very cramped, extremely uncomfortable seating for a max of 10 people, it wasn't especially clean, and there was no toilet. My advice would be to check out alternatives in the vicinity, avoid going near closing time, and buy your food to carry out.

  • Visited August 2013
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5 Thank Flugy
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