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The Lighthouse Fish Bar

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14 North Parade, Sale M33 3JS, England
+44 161 905 1337
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never have a full selection ready and available, always a wait, sometimes you don't mind cooked to order but not everytime in a fast food joint, oh and they don't have a card payment facility which they should display so you don't find out at the last minute while attempting to pay for your food, especially if the nearest cash... More 

Thank manufan51
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never known a chip shop take so long to serve you. Whatever you ask for you have to wait, it's as if they don't realise you make stuff in advance and leave it in the little hopper thing to keep warm. Shockingly slow. And when you finally get served, the fish is damp and soggy inside, i don't think... More 

Thank julie s
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great tasting fish and chips. Great service and a very clean establishment. Our order was filled within 15 minutes and the staff was very friendly and professional.

Thank Arthur B
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We moved to Sale in August and were very pleased to discover that we were minutes away from this amazing chip shop. A fire over the winter meant we had to try other places and we can now confirm - Lighthouse is by far the best. It's just too bad they run out of haddock so frequently.

1 Thank Jennifer B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The fish and chips are amazing and although lots of the food is cooked to order the wait is horrendous always a minimum of 30 minutes and even longer on a Friday evening. The staff are often too busy chatting to each other and friends outside the shop. I've been put off going here due to the waiting times.

1 Thank Blakes71
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

It is such a shame that this chippy can not sort out its slow service. We had to wait almost 1/2 hour for 3 portions of chips last week! Rubbish!

1 Thank Linzandtony1
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Been here a couple of times, usually on a Friday night when we can't be bothered to cook. Food is standard for a chip shop but they take FOREVER to complete an order. They always seem to be 'waiting for chips' so I can only assume they have the potatoes growing in the back. Never seen anything like it in... More 

1 Thank Ricky L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

The fish is always lovely from here yes you have to wait but good things come to those who wait they are always fresh and made to order which is loads better than having them stuck warming for ages

Thank Kazer83
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Been here 12 times u never get a fish to takeaway always waiting for them I think this policy is bad customer service and fish should always be ready

Thank harry j j
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

They often say "Good, quick, cheap: pick two". Lighthouse is good, painfully slow, and not unreasonably priced. Order in advance and pick up, or go into Booze Brothers whilst you're waiting and admire their latest gin. Rag pudding a good alternative to fish.

Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 13
British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 North Parade, Sale M33 3JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 905 1337
Award winning Traditional Fish & Chips Cafe & Takeaway. Best Quality. We serve a variety of fish, including Cod, Haddock, Hake, Sea Bass, Plaice, Pollock, Scampi & Squid (Calamari). Special lunch time menu, children's menu, meal deals and more. Indoor & outdoor seating.

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