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“Not worth the wait”

Stromness Chip Shop
Ranked #10 of 12 Restaurants in Stromness
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We waited quite a while for our order, which they mixed up with someone else's. When we finally got our food, it was quite greasy and not very flavorful. The batter was very heavy. We would not go back.

1  Thank Penny F
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Never have I been to a chip shop like this before. Being veggie, I know I can be limited at eating places - but we wanted something quick and easy for our tea, on our last night in Stromness and opted for the chippy. Were one of the first thro' the door at opening time - 5pm - in fact you had to be early, place is only open til 9pm. After checking out the menu, asked for macaroni pie - sorry, we've got none. Tried asking for macaroni cheese - sorry none. Next option was veggie curry - surprise, surprise we've got none of that either. Just before I decided 'forget it' and leave the shop and asked for veggie haggis - which they actually had.
Had no idea how this was going to be presented, but after waiting on our order being cooked, we kind of guessed by looking at the drainer - every single item was in a thick layer of batter - not sure I've ever seen battered chicken in a chippy before.
Anyway, haggis, once you hacked thro' the batter was ok - but greasy. Family member had the chicken, which was dry, full of bones and the batter, again, was greasy.
All in all, we decided we would not return to this chip shop and wish we'd gone with the option of a ready meal from the local co-op - anything would have been better than what we got for the price.

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1  Thank kats_krazi
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

great chip shop with a very good variety of items. Try their smoked fish patties at a weekend-delicious! I also bought superb free range eggs there and my mother said the haddock was excellent.

Thank maureen g
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Fish and chips of good standard.
Staff charmless but place was busy.
No seating area so you had to find a seat in the street.

Thank Ian F
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Heading to Orkney at the weekend. Looking forward to visiting Stromness even more than Kirkwall. Where ever we eat, it wont be here. Never EVER again.

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Thank Ra B
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