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The Albatross

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Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 798492
11:45 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the albatross fish and chips, to collect some food for tea, and I had the best service along with some high quality food. I ordered cod and chips and the quality and quantity were both high! I wish the best luck to the staff and the shop, as we are going back home tomorrow 😕

1 Thank JonathanLanger
Management response:

We'd like to thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Albatross and hope to see you again if you plan to visit St Ives in the future. Best Wishes from the Albatross. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This chip shop used to have an excellent reputation. It has since changed hands and is now not only owned by kids but run by them too. They have no experience and do not have any kind of customer care between them. Me and my mate went for fish &a chips mushy peas and curry sauce. The staff made you... More 

1 Thank worsthotelexperience
Management response:

We are very sad to hear you did not enjoy your experience at the Albatross. Having taken over last July we have had many positive comments to the extent that we feel we have improved it's reputation. We would greatly appreciate a chance to rectify your experience if given the opportunity to do so; if you would like to contact... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Tucked away from the main tourist roads, this fish and chip shop is well worth seeking out. Appearances are functional, but the product is superior. Delicious fish and chips freshly cooked by young, vibrant staff. Just be careful where you take them to eat - in St Ives the seagulls are equally fond of them!!

Thank YogiMum
Surrey/Hants border
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was my boyfriends favourite meal of the holiday... The chips were really good and the battered cod melted in our mouths. Will definitely be using this place again, especially as our meal for four came to just twenty pounds!

Thank BimboDarling
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stand and wait while being told will be with you, few minutes later they start to take someone else's order ahead of me. So when I point this out they look at me as if I'm an alien. Anyway took at least 20 minutes for two fish and chips that weren't particularly good and very expensive. Bad experience , we... More 

Thank sarah t
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

hope you remember us from last week! your chips were magic washed down with a nice cup of tea! you thought we were actors but no we really are that Scottish! and you now know what a Scottish person wants when they ask for a can of ginger.lovely chippy restaurant brilliant staff good grub! all the best boys!

Thank m m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff. Really tasty food. Good portions. Amazing . Felt very spoilt as don't usually get to done out like this normally! You must try it X

Thank Claire H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Delish fish and chips made even better by the charming and attentive Kacey. What a gem of a find! Good luck for the future, we will be back!!

Thank Foodistherock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Called in for a fish on the way out of st Ives - what a delight! Server very friendly and chatted whilst they prepared my fresh fish. I have never tasted batter so light - would definitely recommend!

Thank clemdec99
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

After a very good experience last year, we looked forward to a couple of visits here. However on this occasion, I found the experience very different (possibly due to changing hands). The service was nowhere near as friendly, and the small fish that I ordered was extremely disappointing. I wasn't expecting it to be the size of a goldfish.

Thank kazwillis1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 798492

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?