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The Balancing Eel

The Sloop Car Park Back Lane, St Ives TR26 1LR, England
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (62 reviews)
“mushy peas” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
The Sloop Car Park Back Lane, St Ives TR26 1LR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great fish and chips from here, cooked fresh and nothing tastes better than sitting on the beach eating them!

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s a fish and chip shop, was a good sit in meal, friendly service, speedy service, very welcoming reasonable prices, just a stone’s throw from harbour. We had a mix of fish and chip shop type food not all fish; kids loved theirs and ate...More

Thank chris h
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really good fresh and tasty fish and chips. Traditional and delicious. I had a take away but there is a restaurant if you want that. I recommend heartily.

Thank Intrepidtraveller59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If only fish and chips was always this good! Our family of four dined in one of the cosy booths upstairs for lunch and the food was piping hot, with crisp batter around the moist and flavoursome fish. Generous portions on all fronts, too ......More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply as good as you’ll get. This place is now a must for whenever I’m in St Ives. Haddock, chips and mushy peas, never once been less than superb. Only once, my partner opted for roast chicken, which she found a little dry. The waiter,...More

Thank ddminashley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well read the reviews for here, glad I came. Staff really friendly and the food is top notch, glad I only went for the std a few size cod. I saw what a large is a don't think I would get through it. The only...More

Thank tom j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times in the last few months and this time was no disappointment! Great, friendly service, food is always fresh and tasty. Great value and would recommend!

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely excellent take away, service was relatively quick but would have waited if need be in future

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We've eaten here previously, and on this visit to St Ives, happy to report that the standard is still 100%! Best fish and chips we've ever had; fresh, hot and absolutely delicious. The staff are also a credit, altogether the best and most reasonably priced...More

Thank Gingerdavefanclub
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Don’t let the name put you off, there were no varied eels on the extensive fish menu when I visited this traditional fish and chip take-away and restaurant. The upstairs restaurant has views over the harbour. The fish is excellent and the prices are reasonable....More

Thank Martin T
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am sorry I don’t know. You would have to check directly with the restaurant Sue
Sarah W
21 May 2018|
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Response from BeelOwner | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, sorry for the late response, but yes the batter we currently use is dairy free.
22 January 2017|
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Response from BeelOwner | Property representative |
Hello there 'amberpop' and apologies for the delay first of all in responding to your enquiry. At the end of March our opening times will be 12.00 noon until 2.00pm and 5.00pm until 8.00pm. We look forward to welcoming... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Sloop Car Park Back Lane, St Ives TR26 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736-79-67-92
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