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Review of Monti's Ashore

Monti's Ashore
Ranked #70 of 136 Restaurants in Gosford
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

This is the worst fish and chip shop I have ever been to. And I have been to a lot.
The fish and chips were clearly frozen for months and even tasted stale after being "fried". The chips were fried in old oil and so tasted awful - and they weren't cooked for long enough so many were still cold and uncooked.
The service was also awful. The people behind the counter looked like they wished they were anywhere but there.
Looks great from the outside, but would never recommend any food that comes from the inside!

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1  Thank BecLind
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Over the years I have been to this place several times and it never disappoints. But today, coming back after 3 years' of absence, not only was I disappointed with the food but the customer service was dismal too. The fish and chips were poorly cooked and saturated in oil - I know it is deep fried but these were dripping in oil!! The service lacked lustre with no smiles, thank-yous or an EFTPOS machine! I won't be back for a very long time!

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1  Thank Chrissy2117
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Made to order. Big serves of fresh fish & chips. We usually have the seafood dinner for two. Couple of prawn cocktails, seafood sticks, couple of pieces of fish, chips, lemon & tartare sauce. Chips are lovely and crispy on the outside & soft on the inside. The pineapple fritters are pretty good also. We love to sit outside and eat our food either outside the shop or across the road at the park. Great spot, any day of the week for lunch, dinner or a snack.

Thank Melinda W
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We went here because we had family visiting us from Victoria. We had to cater for someone with gluten intolerance, therefore we expected to be able to get some grilled fish. Unfortunately everything was battered so my sister in law could only eat chips - not very substantial. They also mucked up the order so whilst our chips were cooked we had to wait whilst our seafood was cooked. Having said that the chips were excellent and the fish was very moist, but a little greasy. Our little boy loved the calamari and he is quite fussy. Not a bad location for better than average fish and chips once they have been cooked but wouldn't recommend taking someone who is gluten intolerant.

Thank RHP77
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Monti's seems to still be stuck in the '90's. No EFTPOS for starters. Was disappointed to see the shop was resurrected after the fire with what seem like very little change to the interior and facade. Very poor excuse for an indoor dining area. Set in a prime location yet fails to impress. Very overpriced for food that isn't always satisfactory. Poor organisation and management skills displayed when a large group order totalling $92 is given priority over a $10 chip order. Definitely avoid if on a time limit!

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1  Thank Kiwil22
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