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“Lovely evening”
Review of Flying Fish

Flying Fish
Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Newhaven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We went here for a belated birthday dinner and had a lovely evening. Our party consisted of four humans and three dogs and all of us were really well looked after. The service was friendly and very good with nothing being too much trouble and the food was delicious. We were lucky enough to have a really warm evening so we sat out in the garden and it was with great reluctance that we eventually decided it was time to go home! Thank you Flying Fish for a great evening ... we will return.

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Thank Wendy8558
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NicolaFlyF, Manager at Flying Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
It's so nice to hear that you and the doggies enjoyed your visit, and we are delighted to hear that you didn't want to go home!!
We certainly look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

I completely agree with the other person who reviewed the 'Caribbean Night'. Gone were the generous portions, the pretty plate decoration and even the good service. We too felt short-changed by the size of the portions - 4 small king prawns for £4.95. The restaurant was quite full and still devoid of any charm or decoration, and it made mew wonder if their special 'theme' nights are when the main chef has a night off!
We kept trying to attract the waitresses' attention to order coffee and desert. But they were so busy, we gave up. Paid and left very disappointed, as it was the first time in many years that I have left a restaurant still hungry.

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2  Thank NickHDooBeeDoo
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Visited on a weekday so restaurant was quiet. Nice décor - paint work, curtains, canvasses. Tableware smart. Young girl behind bar and running restaurant. Quiet, polite. Menu had meat, fish, veggie options and Specials board interesting. Portions of meals just right. Chips fried beautifully. Fish fresh. Selection of homemade ice creams - very rich. Small bar area. Seating out front of pub and restaurant about 8 tables.

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Thank Dizzydi_12
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Flying Fish is a lovely restaurant with character. The Ploughman's lunch is a huge plateful and very delicious, great deal for the price!

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We were really looking forward to this evening - booked as soon as we saw it advertised and loved the sound of the menu. A little disappointed when we arrived that there really was no sign that it was a themed night apart from some samba music (which is South American incidentally) When we asked for a cocktail to get us in the mood the young lady was trying hard to think of something she could make, such a shame, if there had been a list of "special drinks" I am sure most of us would have had one. She rustled up a tequila sunrise which was ok. The menu was slightly different from the one published and the portions we got were small, especially the king prawn dish that replaced the salt fish fritters that we were promised. My goat curry was indeed delicious but such a small portion and the 2 men who had the "not for the fainthearted" roti were pretty shortchanged, although, again, very tasty as was the small pulled jerk pork. It was almost as if the chef had not prepared enough food & was eeking it out! The prices were not as advertised either - only slightly more but more all the same. Desserts were very disappointing as is so often the case. Chocolate & chilli mousse was fine but along with a pineapple and coconut mousse this was the only themed dessert on offer, not sure that this was homemade even. The men had rum & raisin ice-cream which at £5.95 was an expensive bowl of ice-cream which was nothing special, lacking in rum for sure! I can't help but feel that the Flying Fish have missed a great opportunity - the weather was even fabulous and it really wouldn't have taken much effort to make it a really fun night with great food.

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6  Thank bishopstone
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