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Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway

12-14 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HE, England
+44 113 232 3344
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mushy peas” (8 reviews)
“haddock” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
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Fast food, British, French, Seafood
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12-14 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HE, England
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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...More

Thank Lush777
CharlieBretts, Manager at Charlie Bretts Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

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

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...More

Thank Ian R
Management response:Responded 12 September 2016

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....More

Reviewed 9 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:Responded 12 September 2016

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

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...More

Thank mysteryvisitor1
Management response:Responded 25 July 2016

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

Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank HLBrook
Management response:Responded 20 July 2016

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...More

Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Briskie
Management response:Responded 20 July 2016

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...More

Reviewed 29 May 2016

I'd forgotten that the very famous Brett's in Headingley had undergone a facelift. A bit shocked on walking in to find the oak panels gone, walls knocked through, and the building opened up, but.... wow! Often, when an old and established business like this is...More

Management response:Responded 20 July 2016

Hi HRHII, We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Charlie Brett's. We're striving to improve things further and hope to see you again soon. Charlie Brett's

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Been numerous times for takeout and dine I'm before rugby. Always good quality fish and chips and very filling and good value for money.

Thank cmarsh14
Management response:Responded 20 July 2016

Hi cmarsh14, Thanks for the comments, the rugby nights are always a hard slog for whoever is working, but it makes it worth while when we get return customers and comments like this. Charlie Brett's

Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I absolutely recommend it!!the place is really cousy,comfortable and well appointed, and the staff is very nice,you really feel at home! And the food is also great!if you want a typical english meal go for fish and chips and you won't be disappointed! Totally approved

Thank Tigrrre
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The takeaway was once great now greasy chips and soggy small fish every time. The service staff could do with a cheering up as well.

Thank DanKings24
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Beef dripping. The ONLY medium for Yorkshire Fish and Chips.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
A headingley & Leeds institution that has been feeding the public since 1919. We specialise in Fish and modern british cooking in the restaurant and have a famous takeaway section with its own dining area. Reservations and walk-ins accepted. Fresh fish delivered daily and a wonderful award winning wine and beer list. We look forward to your visit soon.
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