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Charles Restaurant

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170-172 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
+44 1629 580656
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking past charles were persueded to try coffee which we did coffee average bowl of chips nice.He stands on the pavement outside asking everyone who passes to try tea coffee,reminded me of a double glazing sales man wont take no for an answer.Next time i will cross the road

Thank alan b
Langport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold damp day, in a party of six adults and three children under four, we weren't expecting to find anything other than ordinary. On popping inside and seeing the place topped up, I felt that we going to have to continue the search but a waitress assured us that there would be space very soon and she was... More 

Thank Karen L
Derby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in for a quick lunch. Both chose jacket potato with different fillings. Took 20 mins to come and were microwaved which is a shame as I like a crispy skin. Fresh salad. A little cold in the restaurant but very clean with friendly service. Have been here several times before and it was better. Average price.

Thank Emma P
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited on numerous occasions and made many a 2 hour journey just to have these fish and chips. The staff are friendly and they make you feel very welcome. Its a typical cafe with no airs and graces but is tastefully decorated and the food is always perfection! We have visited the others restaurants selling fish and chips... More 

Thank w31end
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't eat here, but were lucky enough to meet the gent outside. Lovely man, and when he knew it was my birthday, took me inside the restaurant and asked the staff and customers to sing 'happy birthday' which they did. Had we not been full of an excellent breakfast in bakewell, we would have popped in for a bite to... More 

Thank Debziewinna
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had been out for the day in Matlock Bath called on the off chance. The staff we very helpful and thoughtful, the food was quick coming and we'll cooked and the price very reasonable can not fault it

Thank danfox151
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hungry after a trip up the Heights of Abraham and a soaking on the way down we ended up in The Charles being one of only a few left open at 6pm of a rainy October day. Now I love my fish and chips but having discovered I am Celiac I usually steer clear. Here though I was able to... More 

Thank beedeeeye
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It's difficult for me to make comparisons to other fish and chip establishments in Matlock Bath as they are numerous, and I haven't tried the others. But at £7.99 for Haddock, Chips & mushy peas Charles Restaurant is one of the more expensive, (for example - as we were leaving the town we saw haddock & chips in a similar... More 

Thank Jeff W
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The South Parade at Matlock Bath seems to be wall-to-wall Fish and Chip cafes. We watched a van delivering what looked like tonnes of potatoes to the numerous establishments. It would take weeks to decide which of these is the best. We were there on a rainy lunch time and were the sole (!) diners! Our only comparison would be... More 

Thank NottinghamApothecary
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this place a few times a year for the last 8 years and the food is always consistently excellent, the service and atmosphere great. It's also nice to have a glass of wine with your fish and chips. Can't wait for our next day out!

Thank Juniper247

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170-172 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 580656

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?