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The Albatross

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Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 798492
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice food. Fresh fish with crispy batter. Great chips. The guy running it stayed open an extra 20 minutes so my wife and I could shelter from the rain. Great food, great people.

Thank G-diggidydawg
St Ives, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews under the Terrible heading.I can't agree with them. Cod,chips and mushy peas were very good. Not lying in a pool of oil, batter cooked through. Polite staff. Called in as busy at home, no chance to cook, so off to the English takeaway. This is possibly the best in town. And as far as those reports... More 

Thank mikecornwall138
Management response:

We greatly appreciate your positive feedback on the Albatross! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon for some tasty fish & chips. Best Wishes from the Albatross. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the albatross fish and chips, to collect some food for tea, and I had the best service along with some high quality food. I ordered cod and chips and the quality and quantity were both high! I wish the best luck to the staff and the shop, as we are going back home tomorrow 😕

Thank JonathanLanger
Management response:

We'd like to thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Albatross and hope to see you again if you plan to visit St Ives in the future. Best Wishes from the Albatross. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This chip shop used to have an excellent reputation. It has since changed hands and is now not only owned by kids but run by them too. They have no experience and do not have any kind of customer care between them. Me and my mate went for fish &a chips mushy peas and curry sauce. The staff made you... More 

1 Thank worsthotelexperience
Management response:

We are very sad to hear you did not enjoy your experience at the Albatross. Having taken over last July we have had many positive comments to the extent that we feel we have improved it's reputation. We would greatly appreciate a chance to rectify your experience if given the opportunity to do so; if you would like to contact... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Tucked away from the main tourist roads, this fish and chip shop is well worth seeking out. Appearances are functional, but the product is superior. Delicious fish and chips freshly cooked by young, vibrant staff. Just be careful where you take them to eat - in St Ives the seagulls are equally fond of them!!

Thank YogiMum
Surrey/Hants border
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was my boyfriends favourite meal of the holiday... The chips were really good and the battered cod melted in our mouths. Will definitely be using this place again, especially as our meal for four came to just twenty pounds!

Thank BimboDarling
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stand and wait while being told will be with you, few minutes later they start to take someone else's order ahead of me. So when I point this out they look at me as if I'm an alien. Anyway took at least 20 minutes for two fish and chips that weren't particularly good and very expensive. Bad experience , we... More 

Thank sarah t
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

hope you remember us from last week! your chips were magic washed down with a nice cup of tea! you thought we were actors but no we really are that Scottish! and you now know what a Scottish person wants when they ask for a can of ginger.lovely chippy restaurant brilliant staff good grub! all the best boys!

Thank m m
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff. Really tasty food. Good portions. Amazing . Felt very spoilt as don't usually get to done out like this normally! You must try it X

Thank Claire H
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Delish fish and chips made even better by the charming and attentive Kacey. What a gem of a find! Good luck for the future, we will be back!!

Thank Foodistherock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 798492

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