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“Watch out for hygiene”

Oldham's Fish Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Watch out for hygiene”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The kid who served me had terrible hygiene. He took my order, told me to wait a couple of minutes and continued sweeping the floor. He then picked up the filthy dustpan and brush and scooped his debris into the bin where the metal chip scoop was strangely stored before it was dipped into the fryer to scoop chips. He placed the dustpan and brush on the counter behind him next to an unwrapped bread roll, then turned around and placed both hands flat onto the wrapping paper stack and started small talk with his fellow employees whilst drinking from a bottle and wiping his mouth with the back of his hand. Then he offered some free bread rolls to customers and handled them. After that he retrieved a cooked chip from the chip dump, squashed it and threw it back. Then attempted to place a tray of chips onto the contaminated paper wrap until i asked him not to use it. He threw the first sheet away bewildered. Not once did i see any of the 5 employees wash their hands.

  • Visited August 2014
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6 Thank Terry B
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English first
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Average chip shop”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

To be honest this chip shop is really nice, the spicy chicken burger was lovely however I have had better chips elsewhere! In my opinion the chips are the most important thing in a fish and chip shop and unfortunately they weren't the best I have had! But still a nice place to eat :)

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank ReeBabii7
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Found a Gem”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Oldhams is a family run fish and chip restaurant and takeaway promoting high standards and excellent service. The fish is cooked to perfection and I highly recommend you search out the restaurant if you are in the Southend/West Cliff on Sea area

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank David W
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217 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Cod bits huge ”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite lunch menu had just finish so we had cod bites as thought this would be a smaller portion they were huge 3 large cod bites and chips waitress was abit moody but never mind only problem was it was so hot in there we couldn't get out of there quick enough which was a shame and I know it was lovely but I did find it abit expensive why have such big portions everyome I saw had left food so smaller portions less money maybe

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Thank trotterbird
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Southend
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The reason to stop by in Westcliff”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I am fortunate enough to live near Oldham's.

There is no need for a big long review of take out fish and chips - Just know that it is the best around. Easily.

Bit of a wait to be expected for food.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Marlowhulud
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