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Ossie's Best Fish and Chips

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205 Tankerton Road | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2AT, England
+44 1227 266600
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Four generations represented at table, all seriously pleased with our lunch: we tried the cod, haddock and (standout) plaice, lightly and crisply battered, with chips cut from those tubers -- what are they called? Right, "potatoes." No frozen multipack rubbish at Ossies. This is the real deal for seaside chippies, a no-nonsense, determinedly unhip caff on a drab stretch of... More 

Thank Julian A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great eat in fish and chips. Batter crisp and light - good chips. Also excellent mug of tea. For a real treat try the plaice - best I have had for years. The location is Tankerton but it is possible to jump on a bus for 5 minutes to reach from Whitstable.

Thank invictagunner
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh food carefully sourced and cooked with care. In my view a fish and chip shop must cut the the chips themselves not buy processed frozen chips. These guys do cut their own chips from potatoes they carefully select. They then cook them perfectly. For the fish they source fresh and offer locally caught where possible, the skate quite honestly... More 

Thank 616pj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After a hard day at work nothing finer that to stop of for a takeaway. Everything g is freshly cooked and delicious. Worth the short wait while it's cookef

Thank Suzanne H
Dover, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As Tina would sing ,simply the best ,fresh and the batter is second to none ,waitress very efficient.

Thank Theghost1
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. Great chips, great fish and great service. Stayed in Whistable for a week and got food from here twice. First time the service was engaging, chips were good and the fish was lovely (batter not heavy and full of taste). So good we went for seconds towards the end of our stay and can only... More 

Thank grantfriend
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

great waitress service and food as usual love the vinegar dispenser and the waitress guided me in the right direction to the wholesaler,still think i was being watched as to whether id taken it or not or was it just good customer service ;)

Thank bazar2410
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Now in my opinion chips are chips but there are shops that do them good and this is defo one of them. I can't eat batter so I'm always just asking for chips - but they are perfect and the price is so reasonable and they are so generous with their portions. My partner had the fish with his chips... More 

Thank jemma l
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The best fish and chip shop in Whitstable by far, only second to Rick Stiens in Padstow that I have been to. The batter is mouth watering ant the fish tastes like fish. The chips are firm and crisp and don't go soggy. Will even cook fish with out the batter.

Thank danielcZ8348CR
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

quite scrumptious fresh fish and chips. They were out of haddock when I arrived and I had to wait for the next batch time be cooked. We were all offered a few chips FOC whilst we waited great initiative!

Thank Carol E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Tankerton Road | Tankerton, Whitstable CT5 2AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 266600

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