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32 High Street, Southwold IP18 6AE, England
+44 1502 723585
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Small restaurant on the left as you enter Southwold High street, take away section from the side entrance. Cod/Haddock +chips £8, large fish portion very well cooked and presented, Southwold Bitter available in cans. They do what they do very well indeed, mix of couples and families. Opens 11:45, ideal place before brewery/distillery tours.

Thank Gossy-abroad
Killinchy, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in with my wife having just arrived from Stansted. We had no great expectations but the meal was just excellent. We sat in and the service was friendly and good. We enjoyed it so much we returned a few days later with the same result. By far the best fish and chips in Southwold.

1 Thank KenCountyDown
Southwold, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service ok and food average, but served quickly and good value. The chips were served hot and were tasty, and good value for money. Recommend if your looking for a cheap and quick bite to eat.

Thank debbie b
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Freshly cooked, piping hot fish and chips, lovely light batter and the cod has no skin! Friendly staff

Thank Sheila C
Surrey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Fish is good. Unfortunately the chips let the meal down. On numerous occasions they have been more black and as another poster said; "Very Greasy". When wrapped together with the fish, it then makes the batter soggy.

Thank MrsTim2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Large portions of wonderfully fresh fish and chips enjoyed at the end of a long drive to Southwold. The cafe was doing a roaring trade both for take away and eat in and its popularity was easy to appreciate.

1 Thank Holidayprofi
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Piping hot but that's the end of the good points. Pale, greasy & soggy fish & chips. Sadly only discovered this when we unwrapped them at home & too late to go back. Very unappetising. Won't return.

1 Thank Lucy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is traditional fish and chips in traditional atmosphere. We had very good cod and chips whilst on a week break in Suffolk. I've been there before (3 years ago) and they were also good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
East Anglia
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201 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We always go here for fish and chips when we visit Southwold. We always pre order as they do get busy. Always friendly service. Definitely the best fish and chips in the town.

1 Thank hattiee
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We were introduced to this Shop by our friends and what a great find. We certainly recommend this "plaice" to everyone.

1 Thank SteveH1954

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Seafood, Fast food, British, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 High Street, Southwold IP18 6AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Southwold
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 723585

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