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Downey's Fish and Chip Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 60 Restaurants in Seaham
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 June 2014

great food, great staff apart from bloke cooking fish.... dont let his stare put you off because the food is great

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Originally from Seaham I now live in Leicester but every time I come home this is the first place I take my partner. So he can taste real fish and chips. The Fish tastes like it has just jumped out of the ocean onto my plate...so fresh!. The service tends to be very friendly too. Good for take out and sit in. Wish there was one in Leicester

Thank Katrina K
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Some things are fabulous, some are average so be careful what you order. I have been several times. The set meal deals are the problem. order off the main menu and you know what you are getting. The fish and chips are lovely, the chips are brown and nothing's greasy. Some of the set dinner items come with salad, the scampi and chip dinner comes with salad despite not mentioning it on the menu. Fine if you want salad but I come to the chip shop for chips and didn't expect half my plate to be given over to salad never before mentioned! The half and half dinner is dodgy too, you get the thin end of a fish, which is nearly all batter and 5 small shrimps replace the thick end of a fillet of cod. I asked them to leave off the salad and still left hungry. however the chips are delicious and fish cooked to order so stick to those and you will be hard placed to beat Downey's. x

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

If you are a British fish & chip lover then please try Downey's in Seaham - you will not be disappointed. We travel down from Newcastle as the food here is simply the best. The staff are so friendly and tentative. This is our at least 10th visit and can't wait to go back.... AMAZING!!!! Definitely best fish & chip shop me and my family have been too & you can sit and eat :-)

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We travel from Gosforth to Seaham simply to sample Downey's fish and chips, a round trip of almost 50 miles, but absolutely worth it. We visited today, Good Friday, and the queue was out of the door - testament to how much people crave the food from this restaurant. Luckily, a table for 2 was available immediately in the restaurant and, despite feeling slightly guilty at walking past the poor souls queuing for takeaway food, we took our seats. The staff are always very pleasant, food, whether takeaway or restaurant, is always cooked freshly to order (no re-heated chips from last night), and the quality is always consistently excellent. The batter is crisp and not at all greasy, fish is meaty and sizeable and the chips are soft on the inside but crisp on the outside. We have been travelling to Downey's for well over a year and have never had a poor experience. This place cannot be faulted.

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