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“Standards dropped”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Francos Fish Bar

Francos Fish Bar
Ranked #6 of 78 Restaurants in Port Talbot
Price range: US$3 - US$26
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food, British
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fish and chips always taste better by the sea, and Franco's fish bar has been at the heart of Aberavon sea front since 1970. We've grown over the years, out of the original tiny shed to a bigger takeaway and not we have a fantastic custom built premises. We have built a new larger takeaway so on those glorious sunny days you'll be back on the beach in no time. More exciting is our fantastic new restaurant, serving a variety of fish, salads, homemade pies and daily specials, and of course proper chippy chips (although on the restaurant side the chips have been cooked twice to make them crispier), all with our fantastic view over Swansea bay and the best sunsets around.
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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“Standards dropped”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

It tends to be hit and miss here. I grew up in the area. Childhood memories of going to Franco's with childhood friends. We talking over 25yrs ago. Loved it then, typical fab chippy.
The last several years, it's pretty hit and miss. Think the menu far to extensive to provide the quality of the food served now. Fish & chips, soggy batter and chips under cooked, went straight in the bin. On another occasion the fish and clearly been re-cooked it was the complete opposite, not crunchy but solid, clearly from unsold earlier in the day. I do know the difference. The rissoles? What's happened, lumps of potato and you needed magnifying glass to find the meat. They still not getting chips right though these days....I do note though it depends on main fryer? It's a busy place which it always has been, but food quality is really not as it used to be sadly. During summer we saw quite few people throwing their food in bin or to the seagulls. You would never have seen that back in the day. Come on Franco's step it up bring the quality back. You Chips were best in Port Talbot previously . If you can't cope, reduce the amount of choice? Good luck anyway

Visited October 2013
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