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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 32720
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had takeaway fish & chips. The portions were generous, the quality good and all in all a very tasty meal.

Thank Graham N
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely plate of cod and chips and haddock and chips. Mushy peas and gravy were served. The batter was very light and the fish was very fresh. The young girl behind the counter gave us excellent service and made us feel welcome. The toilets were clean. Highly recommended!

Thank emeraldandgold
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Place was empty and the sevice wasnt the the most efficient but It was pleasant. Fish n chips were really nice but overpriced.

Thank Sohny111
Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Well cooked fish in a light and crispy batter, it appears from recent review history that this establishment is a divider, but I was impressed

Thank Spagetti68
Oxford, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Recommended by the 'Rocking' Reverend who was setting up his PA in the Unicorn Inn where my son and I were staying. One Fish supper, a single fish, served on plates with cutlery in the sit-down area, food was delish and all for about a tenner. Highly recommended after a long day hiking or whatever.

Thank Mike M
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food was over cooked and defiantly not worth the long wait. Overpriced for the quality and a charge to sit in. I can see why it was completely empty! I really would not recommend, especially when you can get better quality food at a more resonable price within the same area.

Thank dionnecandice
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My local chippy , great everytime . Good value for money . Even took pictures of our food because we were so happy !! 😄😄😄 I look at some of the comments on here and I question "what?!!!" This is by far the best fish and chip shop in Ambleside and I have never had a negative experience ever !!... More 

Thank Katrina M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The mark of a decent chippie is the fish. We ordered fish when we entered as there were none already cooked, despite being early on a Saturday evening. The fish was cooked fresh, but was left in the fryer for 10 minutes resulting in a very dried out, even chewy fish. Avoid if you want fish. It was disgusting

Thank GregWoodsLancs
Ely, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Chips were under cooked and soggy. Batter on my sausage was fatty. Staff had never heard of a saveloy! and was not good value for money.

Thank StuartVeryBad
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We ordered 2 small fish and chips to take away, as for the inside the decoration and seating is nice, but the food is expensive for fish ans chips, and nothing special, fish was tasteless and chips where soft and not your traditional fish and chip 'chips'

Thank ontheroadagain647

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32720

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