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South street fish and chips

On 11 Mar 2014 at 4:50pm Hungry wrote:
Can anyone comment on the recent service of the chip shop?
Looking for something to eat tonight but was disappointed with the service of the new owners last month.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 4:57pm bastian wrote:
me to, prices up portions down-I am defecting back to Fisher st.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 5:21pm geoff wrote:
Last time I was in there the staff looked as though they'd never worked in any shop let alone a fish and chip shop before. Why they didn't keep the old staff I don't know.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 5:43pm Jack Spratt wrote:
I went a couple of weeks ago and got there at half six on a rainy Friday evening. Granted, this was probably a particularly busy time, but the scene seemed pretty chaotic: a lot of customers standing around and no obvious queue. Then I realised that everybody else had already paid and were waiting for their food to be cooked, so a big contrast to the previous staff's way of working, which I preferred. The staff did seem inexperienced (but nice) and I had to wait about 15 minutes. There were about 10 orders in front of mine. Teething troubles, hopefully - you'd expect them to realise this would be a busy time and get more ready in advance.
However, the food quality was good, better than before in my opinion. I didn't notice the price had gone up, not for cod and chips anyway.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 5:47pm Henry wrote:
I went in there a couple of Fridays ago. I had to wait 15 minutes for chips along with about 15 other people.
The foods good but service needs work. I'm going to put it down to teething troubles and try again in a couple of weeks.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 8:19pm Flapper wrote:
I wouldn't recommend the Fish & Chip Shop in Fisher St.
Each time I've tried it their fish & chips, I presume its like eating deep fried old smelly socks. Maybe they could try a change in cooking oil once in a while. Even so they're still trading. It must be all the people that know no better that go in there after the pubs shut.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 8:56pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
My mother is a fish and chips connoisseur - she's been eating them since the 1930s - and she thought that the South Street shop used to be one of the best. Since the new owners took over, she thinks that there's far too much batter and the flavour isn't as good, so her fish and chips days have come to an end (she's too old to go further afield).
I know that quite a few of her friends have followed suit, so it looks as if the chippie's days are numbered unless they get their act together.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 9:06pm Grasshopper wrote:
Very interesting......Not !
On 11 Mar 2014 at 9:36pm Bloater wrote:
I agree with Jack Spratt, service slow in South Street but the fish and chips tasted better. Last time I went to Fisher St , about a year ago, the chips were burnt beyond belief, they were the colour of charcoal.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 9:44pm rookie wrote:
I was passing tonight and fancied a bag of chips. They were pretty good actually without so many hard small bits.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 11:29pm historyman wrote:
the prices hav not gone up but their system appears to be the same used in a restaurant and in my view not required but the food is the same actually maybe slightly better.
On 12 Mar 2014 at 8:41am The Lewes Mole wrote:
oh dear, some of you must have incredibly high standards for your fish and chips!! we went last week first time trying new owners. Perfectly fine and tasty! In fact I thought it was cheaper as a 'large' cod before was nearly a fiver and only a tiny bit bigger than a normal size! Owner and staff were very friendly and I was in and out in minutes! Give the guy a chance!
On 12 Mar 2014 at 9:58am Chipaholic wrote:
FWIW the Fisher St Friar is under new ownership too. Had some there a week or two ago and it was delicious - better than in the past. Haven't been to South St for a few months so can't comment on that though.
On 12 Mar 2014 at 3:38pm bastian wrote:
South st didn't stir the curry sauce either, wasn't mixed properly, all lumpy, yuk!
On 12 Mar 2014 at 7:16pm Mrs.F wrote:
I haven't tried Southstreet since the new owners took over but i can say the friar is perfectly good with tasty chips! Personally iwould recommend it to anyone
On 13 Mar 2014 at 1:36pm Moggie wrote:
Are they still doing fish pieces for cats? My cat wants to know.
On 13 Mar 2014 at 2:51pm Earl of De Montfort wrote:
I find my local Yummy Yummy is usually pretty good and their spicy chips are amazing
On 13 Mar 2014 at 3:23pm The Lewes Mole wrote:
@ Moggie, indeed they are! Ain't it sweet!

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