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Brown's Fish & Chips

172 Somerford Road, Christchurch BH23 3QG, England
+44 1202 483669
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushy peas” (14 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
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Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
172 Somerford Road, Christchurch BH23 3QG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here on the strength of the reviews on this site and we werent disappointed. We got there quite early, about 5.45pm, without booking and sat in the restaurant area. By the time we left the place was full so I'd advise booking...More

Thank JohnJennXX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an exceptional fish and chip restaurant. A mixed and varied menu, freshly cooked to order. The staff are friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. We had the set lunch, it was tasty and filling. The place is clean and well presented.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal in the café part of the establishment. They cater for vegetarians and gluten free. Although I don't eat potatoes my wife said that the chips were really good. If you want to eat in the café it is best to...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a take out for our picnic. I order the lunch box because it sounded very nice and it was so cheap at 2.95 (haddock bites and chips with mushy peas). The fish was lovely and soft. Incredible value. Kids had chicken bites and...More

1  Thank AndrewFromEngland
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This isn't your typical fish and chip shop as the menu is so varied offering many vegetarian options and gluten free too. From veggie burgers to breaded Brie, prawns or of course, fish and chips. We were greeted by Sarah who was really very friendly...More

Thank _racheltt8
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We ate in the restaurant area which was very bright and clean throughout. Dogs are allowed providing they are under control. The lady that served us was very charismatic and bubbly. It seemed that she could not do enough for us. The menu is extremely...More

1  Thank 936hungry
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We holiday in the New Forest every year and always include a trip here on our visit. I'm not mad about batter and the cook made me something without batter which was simple and delicious . All the family got what they wanted. Excellent service...More

Thank monkytonwyld
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Called into the takeaway to grab fish and chips for the family. They are able to do gluten free too which meant as a coeliac I could join in too - it doesn't often happen. The gf meal is labelled up and handed over separately...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Had lunch here with three others, food is cooked to order and served by attendant waitresses. The fish was of good quality but spoilt by the batter which was very greasy and left a large amount of grease on the plate and in our mouths....More

1  Thank JaKe2206
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Well look at the photograph thats a piece of fish, the photo actually makes it look larger then it is" I've had bigger pieces stick in my teeth. I'm not returning ever ever again the chips are anaemic and warm and the price is OTT,...More

1  Thank kezza21
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Sobhash J
2 June 2017|
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Response from LHalls | Reviewed this property |
I had some lovely battered mushrooms when we went - they were listed as a side dish but it was an enormous portion.
15 March 2017|
Response from susan d |
Hi Emma, we only have a small restaurant and, as long as no other customers object, (which they never do) it is not a problem with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Andy Brown
Carol R
10 August 2016|
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Response from Henge_Girl | Reviewed this property |
They do - certified coeliac friendly and really nice!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
04:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Somerford Road, Christchurch BH23 3QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 483669
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