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“Very good grub! Gluten Free fish in Batter - YUMMMY”
Review of Downtown Fish Bar

Downtown Fish Bar
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We love the place and have been going for years. The ownership has changed but is great, theyre freindly always able to cater for you and have increased the size of the menu! Perfect for the park to enjoy with the kids in the sun!

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Well worth the trip from Crowborough. Everything cooked fresh,and staff are happy to see you, and from the queue people keep going back. Excellent value for money and portions are on the generous side

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Thank Pilbrow1986
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Perceived wisdom is that this place is the same since change of ownership.

I disagree the food is just as good. Bonus is that the queues are smaller so no 20 min waits!

Thank GrimbofromRTW
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Went on Saturday night, 6.30, beautiful summer’s evening. No queue which was a bad sign. Batter on fish was excellent, but they have a serious problem with their chips; anaemic, under-flavoured, soggy, made worse by being put in polystyrene boxes. I know that you rarely find a chippy that does both fish and chips exactly right, but surely it must be harder to get the fish on-point (which to be fair they did) than the chips. Am sure that all is required is some training. Visit Marino’s in Rye to find out how to cook a perfect chip. But they need to do it quickly.

Sorry to have to write this, DTFB has been a part of my family’s life for 20 years.

Paul

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We have been going to this Fish Bar every Friday evening for about 18 months and have always been really impressed with it, preferring to travel the extra miles, rather than go to our nearest. BUT, it's now under new ownership and we have noticed a steady decline until tonight when it suddenly took a turn for the worst... We had to throw the food away. The fish was so greasy, no crisp batter.. and the chips had a strange taste, were virtually cold and hard. The gravy was almost a solid...I can only describe it as a gloop! My son's sausage wasn't pink inside like it used to be - it was grey and full of large bits of fat! Such a shame! We won't be going there again!

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