Harry Ramsden's - Swanage

2.9
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11 reviews
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£25 and under
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Fish

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At Harry Ramsden we’re World Famous for our fish’n’chips – not just because we’ve been serving them for over 85 years, but because the great taste of every portion keeps our customers coming back for more, every time. With over 40 outlets throughout the UK, every restaurant, take away and quick service restaurant adheres to the same high quality standards as set by Harry Ramsden himself in 1928. Proud of our heritage, we still closely guard the secret recipe of Harry’s famous batter, which is freshly mixed every day to ensure the consistency is just right to complement our delicious fish, and make the perfect chip using British potatoes, carefully selected and chipped every day: it’s this dedication to continuing the traditions of our founder that helps us to keep serving up the tastiest fish and chips in the world.
What 11 People Are Saying
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2.9based on all time ratings
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2.5
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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The order came out at different times and one not at all . Staff were swearing to each other in front of two young children that were on the table. Cold food. Wont come again.

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CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Food came out at all different times. Wasn't very warm and overpriced fish and chips. Will stick to other local businesses and eat home instead.

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markc
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Prawn salad had no sauce, chips on main course were very overcooked, not edible

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SteveW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not a great experience, the staff had no record of our booking they found us a table at the back of the restaurant. The staff were clearly over worked, they got our order WRONG. The food was OK but nothing special and the chips were soggy and not very hot. Not great for a fish and chip restaurant.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed with this restaurant not up to the standards of other Harry Ramsden ‘s I have visited. Service very slow and Haddock I had was tiny not worth £10.99. Would not recommend it and it’s a shame as in a prime position in Swanage. Might be due to the chain being a franchise now.

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LynneS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Fourth visit when on holiday over the last 2-3 years always booked on line staff always looked horrified saying knew nothing about a booking despite my confirmation email. Only ever go here with the grandchildren but feel too much trouble won’t bother a fifth time

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening and a fabulous meal thanks to the team at Harry's in Swanage. Fantastic service - Harry's team were friendly, helpful and definitely customer service orientated. Great job guys. Keep it up!

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely couldn’t fault it the new owners have definitely done a fabulous job we would 100% come back and recommend to friends thank you 😊

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AdrianC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was at best average. Ordered and paid for large cod meals, pretty sure what was delivered was the standard one, charged for large though as didn't realise until seeing the food being delivered to the next table what a large should have looked like! Also ordered bread and butter which was forgotton about. Then had white instead of brown as the brown was "still defrosting". Then no butter so had to call the waitress over yet again. Almost comically bad service, blamed on having been "very busy" 2 hours earlier by a member of staff. That was 1pm - surely one would expect to be busy at lunchtime? Best avoided when there are so many other independent chips shops in every direction - only went here because we could sit down and have a cup of tea (the tea was the highlight of the meal actually).

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Rosiewest65
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Very poor service,long wait times and disgusting toilets

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aebbe
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday chippy tea
Catered perfectly for seven
Including three vegetarians and three children.
Great place
Great food
Will visit again

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Harry Ramsden's - Swanage is rated 2.9 stars by 11 OpenTable diners.

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