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“Not whatexpected”

The Chippy on the Pier
Ranked #337 of 450 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Cuisines: British
Description: It is located right at the start of the Pier in Eastbourne
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Description: It is located right at the start of the Pier in Eastbourne
Reviewed 3 July 2017

As you approach The Chippy on the Pier it looks great, position,plenty of customers and a friendly welcome.
Fish and chips look lovely,great colour,look very fresh.
It is when you see a bag of frozen chips being tipped into the fryer that you think, this isn't right
You expect freshly cut and cooked chips in a fish and chip shop.
Bland, mass produced frozen chips are not what you expect

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Thank Stewart P
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

See some really bad reviews for this place but my experience wasn't so terrible. The lady that served me was pretty friendly. I got a portion of cod and chips. I have to say compared to the local competition you get a stingy portion although it was still enough. The cod was pretty good! The chips were ok. They were not crisp and blandly floury. Not the worst chips I have ever had but ok. Plenty of salt and vinegar or sauce will fix it right up. It's convenient because it's right next to the beach on the end of the pier but there are far better choices to be had in Eastbourne. I would suggest getting them at Dolphin or Qualisea and walking the short walk back to the beach or in the case of Qualisea you can eat outside on their benches. If you really can't be bothered though, this will certainly do the job.

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Thank Bomchickawaawaa
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Re heated hard tasteless chips, fish dripping fat, white sausage in batter - never seen a white sausage from a chippy before! Cold hot chocolate, run out of tomato sauce and no forks left either.

Talking to the folks at the ice cream stall they say the quality and service is always terrible and no one knows how they stay open.

Suggest they don't, sell up and let someone who cares about what they do have a go.

Stay away!

1  Thank BillTerris
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

By far the worst fish and chips we have ever had! We were looking for a traditional chippy being at the seaside of course and this place is in an amazing location, right at the base of the pier near lots of public benches were free, tempting and ideal!
Until... As we queue we saw the 3 staff, one of which (the 'chef') I believe might of been the owner all looked like they had faces like thunder, the service was shocking as the guy serving was taking to patrons with no patience or enthusiasm.
Once we received our food (scampi & chips and 2 x kids fish fingers) we were instantly caught by the colour, the chips were bright oil yellow! And when biting into the smaller crispy ones it was just like eating greasy fat! The scampi and fish fingers were terrible as well.
If I were to do it again I would have looked around more for a better place, such a shame as it is in a perfect location

Thank winginitmumma
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Barely warm chips, beef and onion pie (quite tasty) saveloy barely warm and more poor chips over 10 with a tea and coffee food served in paperbags literally thrown on the table drinks eventually arrived in takeaway cups if we had paid 6 in McDonald's we would have got better service and hot food the young man obviously doesn't enjoy his job

1  Thank Ray D
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