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“Gross food but staff lovely ”

Old Vic English Fish & Chips
Ranked #443 of 1,279 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 15
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: This place has been serving victoria since 1930 and is a bit of an institution.I bought it in jan2013 and we are going to keep it going strong for manny more years to come.I am from wales in the U.K and have worked in and owned fish and chips shops for most of my years so when the old vic was up for sale it went without saying that it was perfect.We will be keeping the original fish and chips but adding some british additions to our new menu.We are in the process of having some work done as old vic looks a bit tired i.e a new paint and floors etc.. but all in small stages.We will keep with the original look as i think after talking to our guests that they love the old place so not to many changes.Please come and see us and give us your feedback we would love to hear from you thanksPaul
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We went in for a take away and orders fish and chips and fish curry. The place as advertised as English Fish and Chips. The staff were lovely and friendly and offered us water whilst we waited. The restaurant was half full although everyone eating Chinese food.

The fish both in the curry and the fish and chips was greasy and wet, it’s was not very nice at all. The chips were very dry and not many of them and the curry sauce was very watery. The rice was ok but again very dry.

Would not return even if it was the last place open-I’d go home and cook!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We googled fish and chips restaurants in Victoria BC and this one came up. It had 4 stars as the rating, so we thought we would give it a try on Fathers Day. My husband and son and I walked in only to find a small dingy place. No one was there to serve us and it seemed predominately Chinese Food (which we love but were looking for fish and chips).
When a restaurant is called Old Vic English Fish and Chips, we expected a more traditional experience. Wont be going there again.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Some of us had cod while others had halibut, but it was all great! We also tried the chowder which was hearty and delicious. To drink, we had some Chinese tea, and the servers kept us topped up with plenty of hot water. If you fancy some fish and chips, this is a great choice in Victoria :-)

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Yes, the fish and chips are EXCELLENT! We eat fish and chips all over the world and these folks measure up there with the best.

It seems very oriental, but the fish and chips are British. We enjoyed everything on our Seafood for Two platter. Not overly breaded, excellent hand cut fries, and tasty cole slaw.

And have a cup of coffee. Rich diner brew.

Neatly located in the heart of downtown Victoria just near City Hall.

Into beads? Great store across the street.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

One of us does not like MSG and the other does not like spicy.

Our server was most accommodating in helping us assemble a really nice meal that didn't have either.

We'd go again.

Spent $32 to feed two

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