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The Albatross

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Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
+44 1736 798492
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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St Ives, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This chip shop as had a revamp and is looking great , the staff are very nice and the fish and chips fantastic , what else can you say . try it for your self and you wont be disappointed

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Thank Ruth F
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are absolutely wonderful! I was served promptly as I entered the shop. The portion sizes are perfect, the fish was beautifully cooked and the chips... oh the chips are some of the best in Cornwall! This place is a must if you find yourself wondering into the beautiful town of St Ives.

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Thank Jack S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived in St Ives on holiday and we were looking for a fish & chip dinner. This didn't disappoint! Portion size was very generous and the chips were delicious. Would definitely recommend!

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - we really do appreciate it! Enjoy the rest of your holiday and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good fish and chips and the service there was excellent. Fish was fresh and the chips were also great!

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Thank Mark S
Management response:

We greatly appreciate your positive feedback on the Albatross! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon for some tasty fish & chips. Best Wishes from the Albatross. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice food. Fresh fish with crispy batter. Great chips. The guy running it stayed open an extra 20 minutes so my wife and I could shelter from the rain. Great food, great people.

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Thank G-diggidydawg
Management response:

We greatly appreciate your positive feedback on the Albatross! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon for some tasty fish & chips. Best Wishes from the Albatross. More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I read the reviews under the Terrible heading.I can't agree with them. Cod,chips and mushy peas were very good. Not lying in a pool of oil, batter cooked through. Polite staff. Called in as busy at home, no chance to cook, so off to the English takeaway. This is possibly the best in town. And as far as those reports... More 

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Thank mikecornwall138
Management response:

We greatly appreciate your positive feedback on the Albatross! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon for some tasty fish & chips. Best Wishes from the Albatross. More 

1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the albatross fish and chips, to collect some food for tea, and I had the best service along with some high quality food. I ordered cod and chips and the quality and quantity were both high! I wish the best luck to the staff and the shop, as we are going back home tomorrow 😕

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Thank JonathanLanger
Management response:

We'd like to thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Albatross and hope to see you again if you plan to visit St Ives in the future. Best Wishes from the Albatross. More 

London
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This chip shop used to have an excellent reputation. It has since changed hands and is now not only owned by kids but run by them too. They have no experience and do not have any kind of customer care between them. Me and my mate went for fish &a chips mushy peas and curry sauce. The staff made you... More 

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1 Thank worsthotelexperience
Management response:

We are very sad to hear you did not enjoy your experience at the Albatross. Having taken over last July we have had many positive comments to the extent that we feel we have improved it's reputation. We would greatly appreciate a chance to rectify your experience if given the opportunity to do so; if you would like to contact... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Tucked away from the main tourist roads, this fish and chip shop is well worth seeking out. Appearances are functional, but the product is superior. Delicious fish and chips freshly cooked by young, vibrant staff. Just be careful where you take them to eat - in St Ives the seagulls are equally fond of them!!

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Thank YogiMum
Surrey/Hants border
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was my boyfriends favourite meal of the holiday... The chips were really good and the battered cod melted in our mouths. Will definitely be using this place again, especially as our meal for four came to just twenty pounds!

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Thank BimboDarling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Street, St Ives TR26 2LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 798492
Description
Welcome to the Albatross! We are the oldest fish & chip shop in the seaside town of St Ives, frying since 1918, our passion is producing top notch grub!

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