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“Absolute dump”
Review of The Blue Marlin

The Blue Marlin
Ranked #168 of 212 Restaurants in South Shields
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

This place is black they have filthy looking staff who stand and lick there fingers when serving.the way they speek is atrocious.an ilegal immigrant can speak better than the staff hear . And the food is diabolical as you can see by the reviews they have no excellent feedback .the manager must be blind. And please get the scruffy teenagers out the ice cream booth who smoke and go back to serving to children without washing there scruffy yellow fingered hands!!!!!!!!

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Following our lovely food at our last visit in March we decided to head here again for our Easter fish meal. A lot busier thus time with it being holidays but once again we were served quickly. Fish was beautiful; crispy batter covering a thick and white meaty cod. Would definitely recommend and will head here again when in the area.

Thank AuntieShirley
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We visited on a Sunday and after a lovely walk on the blustery beach we decided we wanted fish and chips rather than a traditional roast dinner. We spotted the Blue Marlin which is a takeout, but also has a few tables inside a conservatory type building which was ideal shelter from the wind. We had cod and chips with mushy peas and it was really lovely. The fish was huge - a lovely thick piece of white cod - and the batter was light and crisp. The chips were much the same as any other fish shop as were the mushy peas. Can honestly say that it was one of the nicest fish and chip eals I've had for a long time and would definitely head here again if in South Shields :)

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Thank AuntieShirley
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Bought a chip butty expecting it to be nice. Absolutely rotten. I ate 3 chips. They looked like they just brought them back from the dead!! Scabby as hell and the bread bun was rock hard. Vile

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Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

My partner and I wanted fish and chips but wanted to sit down, excellent compromise of take away food with a sit down area! Food was decent, not a bad price but not the cheapest, portions were pretty big though.

Was fairly busy always a good sign. One staff member was highly annoying shouting at the top of his voice to others about anything but work, but for a quick trip for the chippy no complaints!

Thank LYPud
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