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The Central Cafe

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Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
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36-38 Charlotte Street | DG9 7EF, Stranraer DG9 7EF, Scotland
36389797
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Stranraer, Scotland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

food very good, staff very friendly, quick and efficient and always have time to make you feel welcome. p.s. best milky coffe in town

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Thank elin0r
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Always visit this cafe when in Stranraer. Take away menu is varied, reasonably priced, and in my opinion, the best chips in Stranraer. Always fairly busy.

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Thank Gosford1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Superb Fish, King Rib and Chips with large portions! Located close to the water front with space to park to pick up your takeaway, perfect for an evening supper on a summers day - take your supper around the corner and park in the great big car park by the harbour - perfect!

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Thank Steve N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Cheerful, friendly service in this central café. Excellent breakfasts and lunches, reasonably priced, well-prepared, and pleasantly served.

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Thank Appinhighlander
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I appreciate its a chippy and you expect greasiness but this was way over the top. We had fish suppers and a single haggis to takeaway. The fish was bland and the batter dripping in grease, the chips were pale and undercooked. The haggis wasn't the best-even our dog turned his nose up at it. We'd chosen to go here... More 

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Thank mumsfab2
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Popped in and decided to have fish chips the portions were on large side and was a proper fish chips with mushy peas. The service was quick and place was clean.the toilets were upstairs not a problem for me but be aware.

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Thank Sandrawilliams711
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Freshly cooked to order and waited very little time for a really great fish and chips and very good service

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Thank wynhill
Muirkirk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were there on Wed 27th july & we had a fish & chip tea which were lovely.(i had mushy peas mmmm). The toilets are upstairs,which is ok except my wife had spinal surgery a few years ago & can,t get upstairs now. The lady took my wife next door to the bookmakers to use the toilet there,thanks for that... More 

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1 Thank james b
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Proper chippy with lovely chips and freshly cooked. Great staff, friendly and good value. Central location and can sit in as well as take away. Nice chicken curry too!

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Thank 3claire
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

They have good fish and chips takeaways. A single fish each with a small portion of chips between 2 was more than ample to sit with on a seat by the castle.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-38 Charlotte Street | DG9 7EF, Stranraer DG9 7EF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Stranraer
  • Phone Number: 36389797
Description
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?