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Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12-14 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HE, England (Formerly Bretts Fish Restaurant)
+44 113 232 3344
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

After visiting their remarkable Charlie Brett's at the Allerton in Alwoodley I thought I would try the famous branch in Headingley over Christmas too. A large 'house' style building off set from the bustling North Lane, Charlie Bretts ouzes character & style. They run the same menu as at Alwoodley which is interesting and is exactly what we ordered off.... More 

1 Thank Solomos
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Worst fish and chips ever. Every other chip bad and mouldy, slimy wet fish. Can't believe the person who prepared it couldn't see how bad it all was. Won't b going again, got full refund.

Thank Sandra C
givememorewine, Director of Sales at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Hi there. I think it's important that reviewers know the full facts first. Our head chef (michelin star trained) cooked your fish and chips and half an hour later you returned with no fish left and a handfull of chips complaining that they were terrible and asking for a full refund. My collesgue apologised and on the evidence presented to... More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The mood was sombre following a funeral for my mother and we thought we'd give her a good Yorkshire send off with fish & chips from Charlie Bretts at the Allerton. The food was excellent and the staff very attentive and exceedingly helpful. We all would highly recommend this venue for a function or a meal.

Thank SpamulaMacSpamula
CharlieBretts, Manager at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Hi SpamulaMacSpamula, We're very pleased to hear your afternoon with us went well and thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you soon for a more cheerful experience. Charlie Brett's More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Saturday evening fish and chips with my mum and two children. The fish and chips were delicious! Crispy batter and quality fish, and yummy ice cream and strawberries for dessert. The children enjoyed colouring crayons and paper and there was even a small children's play area at the back where the children were kept entertained. Theres also a children's menus... More 

Thank xamypogsonx
CharlieBretts, Manager at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Hi xamypogsonx, We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. From your review, I see you were at Charlie Brett's at The Allerton, which now has it's own TripAdvisor page. The children's area is proving to be very popular and we know these little things can make trips out with the kids a bit easier. Hopefully we will see... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went on a Wednesday evening, had the basic Fish, Chips, Mushy Peas and Tartar Sauce. Excellent food and service. Lovely dining room. I would say I only noticed this place by accident and I have spoken to people around there, praising the venue and none of them new it existed which is a shame.

Thank Lush777
CharlieBretts, Manager at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this review

Hi Lush777, Thank you for the review. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. It looks like this was at our site in Alwoodley, which now has it's own TripAdvisor page. We hope to see you back soon! Charlie Brett's More 

Bingley, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We visit this place when visiting the cricket at Headingley. The issue is always that they seem to wait for the cricket fans before putting any fish in the fryer. On occasion's the demand for fish is so high that they manage to run out of Chips too. This sometimes means the chips are fast cooked and not at their... More 

Thank Ian R
Management response:

Hi Ian R, Thank you for your review. We do always try and get things out as speedy as possible, however unlike a lot of places, we cook to order as much as we can, rather than letting our food sit in the hot cupboards. On a cricket day, when busy, this can cause minor delays, however this means we... More 

Bishop Auckland
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal at this excellent restaurant, and will return. It has recently changed hands, and the new management seem to have kept the previous ambience

Thank Jon2512
Management response:

Hi Jon2512, Good to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and will look forward to welcoming you again soon. Charlie Brett's More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I visited this outlet one late afternoon whilst working in the area, on entry the outlet was very quite and I was giver a warm and friendly welcome by Sammy. The choice on the menu is really interesting and I ordered fish and chips which came with mushy peas. I also ordered a latte coffee but was informed they did... More 

Thank mysteryvisitor1
Management response:

Hi mysteryvisitor1, Thank you for your review, it's always good to hear when people enjoy their visit to us and even better when we hear good things about our staff! Hopefully see you again soon in either Headingley or Alwoodley. Charlie Brett's More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Went to the Takeaway today and all I can say is that it was terrible. Both Fish & Chips were very greasy. Chips were possible new season potatoes but needless to say they were very greasy and were tastless. The portion was far too large and certainly was not portion controlled. Fish was very wet and the batter was obviously... More 

Thank HLBrook
Management response:

Hi HLBrook, Sorry to hear about your experience with us on Saturday. Did you speak to a member of staff to complain about your issues? All our fryers are trained and have had quite a number of years experience. It is very rare we get a complaint of this nature and it is something we look to take seriously to... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

So so disappointed in this restaurant , like any top establishment you need consistency ,we have been twice first visit we had the fish and chips with peas and bread and butter, it was excellent , my only slight concern was the cutlery the paper napkin and plastic table cloth were not pristine, crumbs on the table cutlery sticky with... More 

Thank Briskie
Management response:

Hi Briskie, Sorry to hear about the issues that you had on your visit. Am I correct in thinking that this was at the site in Alwoodley? We have upped procedures and staff training at both of our sites. In terms of the food, did you make your complaints known to a member of staff at the time so we... More 

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 37
British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HE, England (Formerly Bretts Fish Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds  >  Headingley
  • Phone Number: +44 113 232 3344

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