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32 High Street, Southwold IP18 6AE, England
+44 1502 723585
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lunchtime visit for my wife's birthday should have been a treat. In previous years we have enjoyed dining here, but never again. Tiny portions, despite asking for large pieces of fish (it did not escape our notice that other patrons who seemed to be friendly with the staff were served enormous pieces of fish!!! I couldn't believe my eyes... More 

Thank Adam S
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stood in queue with a couple of others. All the staff could clearly see me waiting. Then stated not cooking anymore. UTTERLY annoying. Just offered chips. I came out as my husband wanted cod & chips. So I told him there is only chips. I was so annoyed I didn't go back in. When he went in least than three... More 

Thank happyholidayer30
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been visiting Southwold for 50 years , I could not count the number of people I have recommended trying out this place. Last visit in October was average but put it down to a bad day . Sadly on Wednesday all four of us decided this place has lost its niche position in the town. Fish was bland ,... More 

Thank Bruce-Sally
Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality fish and chips cooked to order. Takeaway also popular here. Need to get in early to eat in as there is limited seating. Prices a touch high but it is a tourist resort after all.

Thank Peter S
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really average. A large cod was just the tail end of a very meagre fish, and the three medium cods seemed like they may have been frozen blocks of fish. If they were from fresh fish, i stand to be corrected...but regardless, it was still very disappointing. The batter was thin and soggy. The chips were plentiful, but we thought... More 

1 Thank Walkers25
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After wandering around Sothwold failing to find a pub that wasn't fully booked we were delighted to stumble upon Mark's Fish Shop. The staff were friendly and the food was freshly cooked and very tasty. There's a rather novel side where you can sit and eat in which we did, whioe the take away customers go in through a side... More 

Thank SouthernFairy16
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Nice size portions and attentive service by local people.Freshly cooked fish and good choice of extras.

Thank Sluey1
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a cottage nearby and the owner recommend Marks fish and chips so was looking forward to it. Unfortunately they only had cod available and I enjoyed mine as batter wasn't thick. Unfortunately the chips were pretty awful- dried up, hard and ended up in the bin! It was reasonable but Felt let down as id rather... More 

Thank sweet_choc84
Buxton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We've been coming here for some years and always found it fine, but today my husband's fish - he was the only one of our group to order cod - was dreadful. It looked grey and had a strange texture, as if it had been previously frozen, and was completely tasteless. We took it back and we're offered a new... More 

1 Thank hattypatty2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Wet lunchtime in February. Surprisingly busy. Eat in fish and chips, great value and brilliant quality, as usual.

Thank Lleeder

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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$13
Seafood, Fast food, British, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?