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The Arctic Fish Bar

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8 New Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5LJ, England
+44 1608 641577
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arctic Fish Bar serves excellent Fish ' Chips. It's the best chippy in Chippy*. There's no restaurant, you can't dine there, but if you fancy a fish 'n chip takeaway you'll find none better. * Chippy is what the locals call Chipping Norton.

Thank Trevor T
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very popular and busy family run business, always well staffed. Food is always very fresh and consistent and served up at a reasonable cost.

Thank adrianpallett
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Chips were ok but meagre, good if your on a diet. Fresh cooked food ok but dry and tasteless out of hot cabinet. Staff quite negative and dont react well when order errors are bought to their attention. Stiffed me with a duff fiver in my change to add insult to injury I won't be going back.

Thank chipmannchucv
Shipton under Wychwood, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stopped off here on the way home from work but really wish I had not . Haddock was tasteless except for the grease and chips were not much better . In fact fish was that bad ,both cats did not eat the fish I left and it was thrown away the following morning .

Thank Goatee1959
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on out visit to Chipping Norton. Bought 2 cod and chips. Didn't wait that long. At my local chipper, you can ask for red sauce sachets for free and I thought it'd be the same at this place. Nope, I was wrong. They did label the sachet basket that it's 25p each, placed at the back counter. I... More 

Thank Lily D
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The smallest portion of fish and chips in England. Average, better than the grease trap up the road. I guess the bar I set pretty low here.

Thank greenfen
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Huge portions of freshly cooked fish (Haddock) and chips, with mushy peas - personally I prefer my fish without the skin but it was easily removed,

Thank jane2063
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We were absolutely ravenous when we came across The Arctic Fish Bar. We were quickly served with Fish and Chips (with scraps free of charge) to take away and they were delicious. Well-cooked, non greasy chips and lovely crisply battered fish. I haven't tasted F and C so well-prepared since my Yorkshire childhood.

Thank Jack R
Newbury, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Wonderful fresh cooked cod and chips, friendly service and reasonable price, what more could you ask. Just what I needed on a chilly evening before visiting the theatre

Thank Sue H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

The chips were so good we went back for seconds! Partly because the "large chips" was about half the size of the portion you get in our local chippy. Still, they were delicious. Smiley staff too, which always helps.

Thank Childwrangler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 New Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Chipping Norton
  • Phone Number: +44 1608 641577

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