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Mermaid Cafe

2 Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
+44 1424 438100
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish and chips” (92 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British
2 Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unsure why this is known on Trip Advisor as The Mernaid Cafe, but it is very good. Perfectly cooked fresh fish, we had cod and chips with buttered bread and tea. Large (English) portions and quick service. Good disabled access. Recommended.

Thank Scoby2112
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Very impressive - great value , great service - will definitely be back . Cash only though ... on the seafront amongst others eat in or take out.

Thank BathSilvercar
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This place is never a let down! Fresh fish and always excellent service. As always will be returning back.

1  Thank lauren0333
Reviewed 17 February 2018

This was our second visit, having discovered it by chance last summer. Friendly staff, although the are very busy. Great choice of food, freshly cooked to order. Good prices, great value for money.

1  Thank helenw1112018
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Used to be good but now rubbish. I paid £9,00 for fish that didn't taste fresh. Chips were good but £9 for a plate of chips! They don't take cards either.

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We’d intended to get lunch at a very good fish restaurant along the road, but it was closed, so instead we decided to try the Mermaid, across from the fishing huts. What a find! Instead of fish and chips we decided on the full breakfast...More

1  Thank DartfordLynn
Reviewed 6 January 2018

If Maggies is closed or full, The Mermaid is just opposite The Jerwood Gallery, and does very good, non-budget breaking fish and chips. I had the plaice, which was superb, and the chips extra crispy and fluffy in the middle - perfect!

Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Revisited due the great meal we had on our previous visit to Hastings, fish was just as good but a lot fewer chips and only one slice of ' economy loaf ' bread and butter. Tea was hot and strong though.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Nestled in opposite Hastings' net huts and fish shops this welcoming little cafe with indoor and outdoor seating is a gem. Excellent fish and chips served by really friendly staff make this the "go to" choice amongst the many fish and chippies in this part...More

1  Thank Alan201025
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a Tuesday lunchtime. It was a very sunny day so we ate outside. Table for four, staff quick on the uptake. Three mugs of tea, nice and strong, perfwct. Four cod and chips, three mediums, well, they seemed large! Not greasy, fresh...More

1  Thank HalDavies
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$41
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 438100
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