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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (67 reviews)
“quality fish” (5 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Just eaten here after reading all the good reviews and we were not disapointed. The Fish and chips my wife and I had were excellent, my boys had burger and chips, great food and very nice staff, recommended.

Thank njhsm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So grateful to be able to choose Gluten Free fish and chips and other GF sides at this fab fish and chip shop. Such a treat! Highly recommended.

Thank DebsSutton6
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited last night to get a takeaway. I've recently had to eliminate gluten from my diet for medical reasons and although I don't have fish and chips a great deal anyway it's amazing to know that this option is still available...More

Thank ChloeIndia
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve tried quite a few fish and chip places around Christchurch, but none live up to the excellent quality of Browns. Quite a WOW!!

Thank espagnolette
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been coming here for years, the fish is usually good apart from the one time I saw them microwave my skate after it had been fried to bring it up to temperature (didn’t eat it) but recently everything has been soggy and undercooked, tonight...More

Thank emsiejj
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Fast friendly service. Great value. Lots of choice. Gluten free friendly. My favourite is the cods roe! Sooo good. The giant burger is ridiculously big! The restaurant next door is amazing for lunch special. You really can not go wrong.

Thank goldensnowfairy
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We buy fish 'n' chips here probably 30 times a year. Always friendly, buzzy, busy & brilliant. Last week's dinner from here was perfectly-cooked, piping hot, freshly-cooked and great value. Friendly - and busy! - staff. Looking forward to next Friday!

Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 29 November 2017

we had fish and chips , served by rachael really on the ball very polite and efficient , fish cooked perfect by andy , worth the visit , would always go back , restaurant quality food , well cooked presented well, the best visit soon...More

Thank V1256CCmartin
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We booked a table earlier today at Browns. This is a Fish & Chip Shop that we have been to many times over the years. I have to say in terms of service, quality of food and Value for Money - it will take some...More

Thank Skyeline
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here all year . Service has been ok , not the warmest . This was a real low This reflects the one out of five Good luck with treating your customers this way , you won’t keep them long

Thank pushp B
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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