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“Harry Ramsdens Scarborough”

Written on: 30/09/2013

my husband and i were in scarborough on the 29th september and went into the restaurant for a meal the restaurant was practically empty and so i found a seat in the window and my husband joined me after visiting the toilet the restaurant emptied apart from one patron and the waitress was more interested in wiping tables and clearing up than taking our order after a wait of 15 minutes my husband and i walked out because we were just being ignored and found this very ignorant and bad service we… Read Full Review

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“Toilets”

Written on: 30/05/2013 by Afifa (1 review written)

Brighton fish shop 25may the disable toilet seat was so disgusting you could not use it ,the manger new about and said one was on order ,I pointer out to him he only had go up the road and buy one and put it on himself ,god know what the kitchen was like if he let the toiler get so bad ,the seat must have on ages to get in than state… Read Full Review

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“Awful food, awful staff!”

Written on: 26/05/2013 by UnhappyCamper27 (2 reviews written)

This was a few years ago at the Merry Hill Shopping Centre branch. I was queuing in the takeaway section of the restaurant and our 3 year old needed the toilet. As we were buying our food there anyway, my partner took him into the restaurant part of Harry Ramsdens and asked if our son could use the facilities. The restaurant was empty (pre lunch time rush). My son was dancing on the spot. The assistant wouldn't let my son in to use the toilet! It was pointed out to her that I was in the queue… Read Full Review

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“very bad food”

Written on: 01/05/2013 by muzza123 (1 review written)

mccarther glenn outlet,,,, your food outlet are producing the worst food i have ever had… Read Full Review

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“Angry waste of money ”

Written on: 02/02/2013 by Lindapenny (1 review written)

I've been going to Harry's for years went yesterday and was so disappointed the fish was ok the chips where the worst I've ever tasted waste of money don't think I will be back… Read Full Review

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“Worst fish and chips I have eaten in my whole life.”

Written on: 07/12/2012 by phototrain (1 review written)

Today I have suffered the worst fish and chips that I have been served in my whole life (64 years). This so called meal was served up at the Lakeside Shopping Centre Essex. The large cod portion was more batter than fish and so dry that it was barely edible. The fish what there was of it was the driest that I have ever had and judging by the colour had not seen the sea for a good many months. My opinion is stay well clear of Harry Ramsden it is complete rubbish and over priced. H… Read Full Review

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“Embarrassing experience.”

Written on: 25/08/2012

I took a friend to the McArthur Glen Outlet near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.She always enjoys fish and chips and was keen to try the 'famous' Harry Ramsdens meal. I was totally embarrassed and had I been on my own I would have taken the food back to the counter and asked for a refund. The chips were tiny dried up offerings and we were charged an extra £1.20 for dried up mushy peas. The gougons of fish were greasy and barely edible. Something surely must be done to ensure that the… Read Full Review

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“absolutely appalling”

Written on: 13/06/2012 by tiggy2020 (1 review written)

Harry Ramsden, Bournemouth My Harry's Club number is 6633. I regularly visit the above Harry's restaurant with my mum and have found the service & the quality there outstanding. However on visiting today, we were both somewhat disappointed and shocked at what is happening there, Harry's has the best reputation for outstanding fish & chips & the traditionalism is liked by all, after all that is what made them famous. So to visit today & see the awful changes that have been made there… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to tiggy2020's Review

Written on: 27/07/2012

Thought we would go and get Harry Ramsdens chips along the seafront of Gt yarmouth. Walked a long way as really wanted to get some. Awful chips not even as good as a normal chip shop. Dont think you could hardly call them world famous.!!!!!

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“------------------Disappointed”

Written on: 22/05/2012

Harrys Ramsdens Scarborough, scruffy place, slow service took 20mins to take our order. Food nothing special, over priced, over cooked and tasteless, Tartre sauce served in a pudding dish!!!! They had run out of custard so didn't bother with a sweet. What happened to white table cloths and friendly staff along with good quality fish n chips which Harry Ramsden was famous for. Next day out in Scarbourgh will not include a trip to Harry Ramsdens… Read Full Review

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“exeter, motorway right by this tourist trap rip off”

Written on: 18/05/2012 by lesbud1 (1 review written)

took my brother there after singing its praises. what a mistake. cod was as flat as the proverbial pancake. I even remember remarking that the fish could have been put in an envelope and posted! when the waitress was asked if it was the normal harry ramsden fish she said it was. my sister-in-laws haddock was a peachy colour, I had never seen haddock that colour before??? I complained through their website and was told that the fish is supplied and is frozen... they were not bother basically… Read Full Review

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“Guisley, Leeds and Bournmouth Harry Ramsdens ”

Written on: 28/03/2012

I live in Oxford but am originally from Yorkshire. When we used to come to Yorkshire once a year we always went to HR in Guisley, the fish and chips were always good and the tea and coffee were included in the price. The last time we went was about four years ago and we had to pay for our tea/coffee seperately, every time we went after that the place just got worse. Last year we went to HR in Bournmouth and it was totally different, the staff were very courteous and nothing seemed to be too… Read Full Review

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“Fish and chips costing £158”

Written on: 18/10/2011 by bshepp10 (1 review written)

A very average fish and chips from a so called world famous restaurant, but by far the biggest disappointment is that the management have employed a 'cow-boy' parking scheme, designed to fine their customers, making enough money from them from their first purchase for them never to return. I sat in the car whilst my friend nipped in to pick up our fish and chips, in the 'customer parking' 'free' to customers.... Free... ABSOLUTELY NOT. I ended up getting a letter with a £75 fine, going up to… Read Full Review

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“harry ramsdens a joke”

Written on: 07/10/2011 by hatetalktalk (1 review written)

Me and wife whent to harry ramsdens to get 2 meals we parked the car in carpark and i got a £75 fine for siting there for 18 min The company has a sighn outside saying free parking for harry ramsden customers they contradict themself instead of going to harry ramsdens try the ritz you will be cheaper. I wouldn go back anyhow need he chandaliers cleaned and need new builbs he atmosphere is depressing and they need staff who understand you . DAYLIGHT ROBBERIE any one ealse had same problem… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to hatetalktalk's Review

Written on: 22/05/2012

"they need staff who understand you."

Maybe if you knew how to spell and articulate yourself properly, the staff would understand you :/

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“ramsdens”

Written on: 08/06/2011

I went to Ramsdens @ great yarmouth and had a fabulous meal. Will return. Loved the fish… Read Full Review

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“We went on holiday and heard of Harry Ramsdens and...”

Written on: 16/05/2011

We went on holiday and heard of Harry Ramsdens and decided that we would see how it compared to Yorkshire Fish and Chips.To be honest it took an hour for our food to be served,the chips were soggy and if you tried to lift one up it would fall apart. The fish portion was small even if it was a large portion.The overveiw was that it thought it was more than it was worth and DEFINITELY is not better than Yorkshire fish and chips. P.S better of going to the chippy… Read Full Review

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“We visited Harry Ramsdens Scarborough, ”

Written on: 09/03/2011

We visited Harry Ramsdens Scarborough,
Just sent this to Trading Standards:
To whom it may concern,

My wife and I had my brother and his wife visit us last weekend I took them for lunch at the restaurant on the sea front.
We ordered 4 fish & chip meals (2 cod 2 haddock) which we waited almost 30 mins to receive, I was absolutely flabbergasted to see what arrived at the table.
Frozen Chips (poorly cooked some frazzled and some soggy).
Supermarket style processed fish portions (with bones… Read Full Review

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“Waited 20 mins for the food and the when it arrived...”

Written on: 25/11/2010

Waited 20 mins for the food and the when it arrived the chips were burnt. I told the waitress to take them back and refused to pay. The 'Manager' told me i had to pay for the drinks regardless of whether i had eaten the food or not and when i refused he called the centre security. Manager was totally rude and didnt see a reason why he shouldnt have sent out burnt food. Centre security guard told me it wasnt the first time hed witnessed the manager being rude to customers and reported him to the… Read Full Review

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Paulus-567's Comment

Written on: 13/04/2012

Pity you did'nt throw the drink over him.Fed up with being ripped off in this country.Harry Ramsdens are supposed to be a great British institution.What a joke..

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“Management dosnt no what they are doing, went for a...”

Written on: 09/09/2010

Management dosnt no what they are doing, went for a job there after been offered employment, they lost all my details then told me i needed a birth certificate after i showed them 6 forms of id, got a birth certificate, then they told me i had to have a passport. Keep well away, they dont no what they are doing… Read Full Review

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“Worst fish and chips we've ever had - cold chips,...”

Written on: 02/08/2010

Worst fish and chips we've ever had - cold chips, tiniest fish - awful… Read Full Review

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“Harry Ramsdens was world famous because he cooked in...”

Written on: 29/07/2010

Harry Ramsdens was world famous because he cooked in dripping, the smell alone dragged to towards his restraunts, saddly when they stopped using dripping the quality was no longer any better than your average chippy.
You now have to go to yorkshire to get the best fish and chips… Read Full Review

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