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“Would go again” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rainbow Fish Bar

Rainbow Fish Bar
Ranked #11 of 58 Restaurants in Brockenhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast food, British, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
staffordshire, england
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Would go again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Good fish and chips not the best thou
Quite over priced but would go to again

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

I got three fish suppers (2 haddock and 1 plaice) from Rainbow Fish Bar for lunch on Saturday. The prices are fairly average for the area, which means expensive compared to the rest of Britain. The interior is more or less what you'd expect from a chip shop. The man behind the counter, who I assume was the owner, was friendly enough, although I imagine he's much more so if you're a regular. Whilst I was there, an elderly lady, who obviously visits regularly, came in and he gave her an extra portion of fish on the house.

The food was very standard; just imagine completely unremarkable fish and chips and you'll have a pretty good idea of what Rainbow dishes up. The plaice obviously hadn't been breaded in house, I imagine it was just a frozen job lot.

I really can't understand why this place has such high ratings; I can only assume that many people in the New Forest have never been to a decent chip shop.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Stunning Fish & Chips”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

I was recommended to the Rainbow Fish Bar by a City colleague after we moved to Brockenhurst. The service is great, friendly, chatty and informative. The owner Chris has been there for 28 years. He peels the potatoes himself, chips the potatoes, cleans and debones the fresh whole fish himself with help from his mate in the shop. And he picks every eye out of the potatoes so the chips look perfect.
Everything is fresh cooked, absolutely fresh.
And the fish is so flaky and gorgeous; the chips are same day peeled potato, everything is fresh.
The portions were gargantuan.
I am told that the queue outside in the summer season can be long, but it is worth waiting for! On 28th December I didn't have to queue.
What a find, I am so pleased to have discovered the Rainbow Fish Bar only half a mile from my home.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank IanPawson
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brighton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Yum Yum excellent fish and chips + mushy pea fritter!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Really lovely takeaway- great fish and chips, cooked in nice clean oil and amazing mushy pea fritters!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank g605
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

outstanding.... the best fish and chips in a long time

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pateboy
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