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The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
+44 15394 32720
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My local chippy , great everytime . Good value for money . Even took pictures of our food because we were so happy !! 😄😄😄 I look at some of the comments on here and I question "what?!!!" This is by far the best fish and chip shop in Ambleside and I have never had a negative experience ever !!... More 

Thank Katrina M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The mark of a decent chippie is the fish. We ordered fish when we entered as there were none already cooked, despite being early on a Saturday evening. The fish was cooked fresh, but was left in the fryer for 10 minutes resulting in a very dried out, even chewy fish. Avoid if you want fish. It was disgusting

Thank GregWoodsLancs
Ely, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Chips were under cooked and soggy. Batter on my sausage was fatty. Staff had never heard of a saveloy! and was not good value for money.

Thank StuartVeryBad
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We ordered 2 small fish and chips to take away, as for the inside the decoration and seating is nice, but the food is expensive for fish ans chips, and nothing special, fish was tasteless and chips where soft and not your traditional fish and chip 'chips'

Thank ontheroadagain647
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

There was just enough food for 2 pie n chips ... 2 sausage n chips and one chips. There was no choice due to our poor timing. Chips were good, pie n sausage normal fayre. Young girl who served us was v pleasant. Been numerous times. Decent volume ...just your normal prices ...lakes prices that is ... typical average stuff... More 

Thank mark a
Leeds, UK
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Popped in here after been let down by the Pizza place. I ordered the sausage and chips, my wife had fish and chips, my meal not excellent but decent enough, my wife's fish was not nice, the fish was stuck to the batter and was very thin and carried an odd smell. Overall not good value and food but the... More 

Thank Duderoo1975
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Walked past the other fish and chip shop in Ambleside (which smelt nice) to come to this one as had a better seating area. When we first went in it didn't smell like food which I find worrying in a fish and chip shop. We ordered and paid (massively overpriced) and went to sit down at a table that had... More 

1 Thank Bobbieco
Slough, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just really a run of the mill sit down Fish and Chip shop.Nothing more to say. Needs updated and a few cooling fans would help as you are sitting up and as we know warm air rises !!

Thank Neil C
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Staying in far sawrey last night and looking for a takeaway. Couldn't find any thing local so decided to go to the closest chippy. It was a 20 minute drive so food wasn't that hot when we got back. It was how ever quite tasty. I had the large haddock and chips. I wanted a large cod and chips but... More 

Thank Tazz1980
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great fish and chips cooked fresh but had to wait 15 mins - the staff were friendly the restaurant was closed as about 815 only one type of fish large or small and plenty of chips would use again

1 Thank Simon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Slack, Ambleside LA22 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Ambleside
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 32720

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