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“We won't be going back again”

Bub's Famous Fish & Chips
Ranked #63 of 90 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Price range: USD 5 - USD 75
Description: Located on the waterfront at Nelson Bay, we're open 7 days a week. Winner of “Best Fish & Chips in NSW” 10 years running!
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Description: Located on the waterfront at Nelson Bay, we're open 7 days a week. Winner of “Best Fish & Chips in NSW” 10 years running!
Reviewed 27 February 2013

I notice some people enjoyed this, but for us, it was ghastly. Slow rude service, the fried fish was watery (could it be that instead of being locally caught it was Vietnamese fish-farm stuff?), chips were soggy, it was not licensed, and if you want a glass for a soft drink, you have to buy four plastic cups for a dollar.

The cutlery is limited to disposable plastic forks, though the bent tines on my fork (see photo) suggest that it may have been through the dishwasher and recycled.

I assume that the person who named this "Best Fish and Chips, seven years running" (see photo) was Horrible Henry, the Headless Hobgoblin who, lacking all organs of taste, wants humans to suffer because they have a sense of taste.

The claim "grilled in garlic, chilli and rosemary" (see photo) is NOT satisfied by slopping some commercial sweet chilli sauce over the fish after it is done, and given that there are local barramundi farms, the quality of the barra was disgraceful. We noticed, too late, that the Wharf Restaurant next door offered a light lunch for $20--we had dinner there several nights earlier, and everything was excellent.

We won't be back to Bub's again.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We went here for a lunch during our holidays - It was overpriced and the amount of food we received for the price we paid was ridiculous. It was so crowded and will not be going back again

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Went here this summer- January 2013.

Food, location- were just soooo good!! Really, it was amazing. We ordered a platter with cold and hot seafood, and chips- and people were walking by, their mouths watering. It was delicious, fresh, they have us plenty of lemon, and all the stuff were really friendly!

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Not sure how this place won best fish 'n chips in NSW, but the fish is certainly fresh...
Wouldn't take much of an effort to make improve the atmosphere and cleanliness.

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Thank Michael_S255060
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Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

This is definitely the best seafood we had on our trip to this area!! We ordered a platter with prawn cocktails, oysters, salt and pepper squid, baby octopus, battered fish, calamari rings, fresh prawns salad and chips and it definitely satisfied! The platter was for 2 but we struggled to get through it all. Would definitely recommend this to seafood lovers! We also tried the mint and mango sauce which was a delicious change from tartare!

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Thank jecc09
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