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Craig’s Traditional Fish & Chips

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701 Port Road, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
+64 7-865 8717
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Perthshire Scotland
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst Fish and Chips in New Zealand. Have nothing positive to say. Don't go to Craig!s, unless you like awful fried food.

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Thank dormiegal
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

ordered 1/2 scoop of chips and 3 nuggets via phone order. Was put on hold for a sec but she was poliet and friendly. Only took 10 mins to cook. Was busy when picked up but still had great service. Chips cooked perfect and the right amount of salt and nuggets were crispy. Will be back :)

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Thank Natalie S
Mount Maunganui
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We waited a long time before being served because no one was at the counter. After placing order there was limited seating (which is ok for size of shop) but the person just stood at fryer and called out the order # so quietly people had to ask who were standing only 2m away, I had to relay the order... More 

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Thank deehughes7
Hamilton, New Zealand
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Phoned a couple of times to see how long the wait would be and went to answer phone. Finally got through and the wait was only around 15 minutes which for holiday season was pretty good. The big disappointments though were that a number of things on the menu we had were not available and although they offer 4 types... More 

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Thank Shayne M
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went to two different f&c places over the Christmas break and this was easily the worst experience we could have possibly had. We ordered $8 of chips to have with dinner, and were told it would be about an hour, which wasn't an issue. After 90 minutes we received a call to say they had run out of chips.... More 

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Thank Kerry M
Sydney
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Fish and chips were superbly cooked. My chips were nice and crisp and not soggy. Just how I like them.

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Thank tigitigi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I don't like writing a bad review. How eva the owner was rude saying he wouldn't put bacon and cheese on our wedges so I had to order a separate piece of bacon and ask to be put on the wedges.. dur. (Seriously? ? And no sweet chilly sauce :( . ) the chicken was terrible and my dory was... More 

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Thank Kane W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Good service but the Fish (Terakihi) was pretty disgusting! They said no Snapper which was fine but the Terakihi was dry, prob frozen and not good! Very disappointed and will try the competition next time! Also the size of the fillets 1 huge and one small for same price very questionable!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Though a long wait ( which can be avoided by phoning in your order), the fish & chips were crisp & hot. Very plentiful portions, & high quality fish. Can't wait for a return visit!

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Thank mcavty
Whangamata, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Best fish & chips in town! I recommend gurnard which is always fresh & plenty to eat. It's in the main street & plenty of parking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Port Road, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whangamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-865 8717

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