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The Mermaid Fish Bar

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Jubilee Road, Barmouth LL42 1LT, Wales
+44 1341 280614
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Barmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Mermaid yesterday for tea! I was greeted with smiles from the polite staff behind the counter, the shop was spotless and clean! I ordered a fish and chips and it came within seconds! Batter was light and crisp, the fish was succulent and flakey and the chips were to die for! Will definitely visit again!

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galway
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mermaid had very good fish and good chips - but a little greasy. The place itself is not the most visually appealing but the food is tasty and that is the most important thing. Price is also quite reasonable.

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Thank CmmT1
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch en route to Harlech. Portion was big, service was quick. But fish was overcooked. Crisp batter but the fish was cotton wool like as opposed to flakey. Chips were good. So just average for me. Not bad but nothing special.

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Thank welshbl0ke
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well priced and really good - decent sized portion of chips and lovely light and crispy batter on the cod. We were served quickly, even though there was quite a queue. Would happily visit here again - shame we don't live closer.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to go to the Mermaid as a child when we camped in Barmouth. I had such great memories of this place. Unfortunately it has deteriorated so much. The eating area was dirty & there was food squashed on the floor. Customer service was hit and miss. Sadly I won't be going back.

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Thank AJT1966
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish and chips in Barmouth, have being going to Barmouth for years and this place is the best for fish and chips, never had a bad meal from here, can be very busy in summer but worth the wait, you won't be disappointed, have tried the other two chip shops and this one is definitely the best

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Thank Tina w
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for a few years and always found the staff good, but dare ask for a lightly battered fish you just get "they are all lightly battered mate" if the wrong staff are on duty! Usually great, at times you'd best go to the harbour fish bar.... strange how poor staff can make the difference between great... More 

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Ilkeston
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a walk along the beach for a couple of hours stopped off for Fish & Chips with Mushy Peas and sat on a bench seat by the beach in beautiful sunshine to eat them, what could be better. Friendly staff, quick service and lovely fish n chips. will visit again.

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Thank Mike H
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food always served here. Queues long but service is fast. The fish is delicious with thin crispy batter. Good chips and massive potato scallops.

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Thank esmereldajones
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I make a point of visiting here whenever I'm in Barmouth. I was a little wary as we were towards the end of the opening hours and there was no queue out of the door which is unusual and that's usually when food has been stored a while. However, fish was still crisp and tasty and the chips well cooked.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jubilee Road, Barmouth LL42 1LT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Barmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1341 280614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?