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The Balancing Eel

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Fast food, British
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous fish and chips when you're right by the sea. Friendly staff and everything is cooked fresh to order. We visited a few times over the week and everything was delicious!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank louisecoley72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to St Ives for a day out and fancied fish and chips for lunch. Decided to try the Balancing Eel as it reviewed well. Very pleased with the meal. We decided to sit in and between us had a large cod and chips with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank UFruDatWadebridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this Fish and Chip restaurant. Have eaten here quite a lot of times. We either take away, or eat in. Lovely quirky little restaurant upstairs. the food is lovely. the service is great. Everytime we come to St Ives we get our chips from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank angief1506
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with small children, good choice (not all fish and chips!) for the children too. We have to say the chocolate milkshake was very strange, and not enjoyed by the children. We had to ask twice for the sauces,( and not many were brought) but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 986GabrielleM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, hot, freashly cooked and served with a smile. Great value too. Regular visitors here and will continue to be so

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank suejohnandtom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always pop in here when in town for a chips lunch, hey but no eel on the menu lol. Very reasonable prices, efficient service and first class meals.Put on your list of places to eat at in town.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Davieboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cod, chips and curry sauce. Fish was so fresh and the service was excellent. Highly recommend and will be returning.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank conorq332
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the balancing eel and a visit is an essential part of a holiday in St Ives. Excellent service in restaurant which is basic but clean and friendly. Take away just as great. Reasonably priced. They also do steamed cod for me due to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarahbabs29
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Balancing eel's fish and chips is absolutely amazing! We had it to take away, and the service was fast and the staff were really friendly. The fish and chips were completely delicious, perfectly seasons and lovely and crispy. Absolutely everything you could want from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nadine W
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Arguably the Balancing Eel has one of the best products in St Ives as a fish and chip shop. What it doesn’t have is the professional level of service it should pride itself on. As a life long visitor to St Ives since childhood and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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22 July 2018|
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Response from susanhS5775FA | 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.
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