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“surprise surprise”
Review of Kingfisher

Kingfisher
Ranked #103 of 163 Restaurants in St Ives
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We eat regularly here, and have done for more than six years now, although this year we got a surprise as new owners have taken over, probably one of the few Cornish chippies NOT to sell pasties!!! The food was just as nice but on Sunday at 630ish we found they'd run out of mushy peas, despite being open for several more hours. Very reasonable, children welcomed. Xxxx

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

The lunch special is great value and good fish and chips for the price, it also comes with tea or coffee so perfect for a quick stop while visiting st Ives on a budget. The staff are friendly too. We did ask for a dessert but they didn't have what was on the menu. That was the only downside.

Thank King-of-pink
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

We visited this cafe on our recent trip to St Ives. The cafe has lovely views overlooking the harbour. This is good chip shop food, if you are wanting something more special then this is not for you. The food did take a long time to arrive, despite not many people being in, and us just ordering standard chip shop food. The staff could also be more friendly, a smile goes a long way! We could not fault the food though, it was great.

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

We came here after getting soaked and feeling a bit tired and cold. We wanted some 'proper' fish and chips and this place delivered! Don't be put off by the interior, although it looks a little dated the fish and chips are fantastic and very reasonably priced. The food was served quickly, was hot, the staff were friendly and we also got the perfect view of the local seals that visit the harbour most nights!

1  Thank Louise N
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

As suggested in the title, luckily our group of friends visiting here had a good laugh about our experience at Kingfisher.

If you re looking for a nice, clean fish and chip restaurant with friendly staff - DO NOT GO HERE!

If you are looking for fish and chips to eat outside and can laugh about the unnecessarily grumpy old woman (and equally miserable sidekick) who will use her favourite catch phrase 'we cook fresh so it takes time', accuse you of stealing 10p sachets of tomato ketchup and then inform you your food is ready by abruptly shouting 'helloooooo' at you - give it a go!

Fish and chips here are nice but not mind blowing and it's such a shame that such a beautiful and probably sought after location with perfect views of St Ives harbour is inhabited by an establishment with less customer service skills than an old dog chewing a wasps nest!

P.s I don't even like tomato ketchup!

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5  Thank Lilac_Cat
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