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British, Seafood
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Dinner
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Takeout
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered up fish and chips for the six of us to take back to our apartment. we put in the order and were advised to go for a walk for 20 minutes or so as they were cooking it fresh to order. It was...delicious! The place is pretty basic so I'm not sure about eating in but I can vouch for the foodMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

Ordered and paid for snapper, the fish fillets were large with a very strong smell, definitely not snapper, at a guess I would say it was gem fish. Chips were good and portion size was large.Customer service was excellent. Not sure if I would go...back based solely on the fish unfortunately.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2023

Ordered a steak burger and thought they forgot the steak!!! It was the same size as a slice of tomato BUT THINNER!! Would not recommend . Skoda chips!!!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023 via mobile

The worse meal I have ever had. Fish was small and no flavour. Chips awful. Spring rolls didn’t even eat. Very disappointed

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2022

After a 40 minute wait the food was terrible. Soggy chips cold,the fish was passable but have had far better.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Friendly service, great beer battered chips however the experience was ruined by the fish of the day (Hoki) being tasteless.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2021

We stopped in here on 27 Dec to get some fish and chips. Jumped into the car, so we could eat it by the lake, and noticed instead of the yummy usual fish and chip smell, a very fishy smell. We'd ordered gurnard, and maybe...they were using up old fish from the Christmas break, but whatever it was not at all fresh. Opened the pack and found we'd been given battered fish (we'd ordered crumbed), tried eating it as we were hungry, but it was too horrible. The chips were ok and the tomato sauce was good. Very lax use of masks, some staff were wearing them under their chins or not at all. No checking of vaccine passes either. Would never go back here as the fish was so bad.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Ordered battered sausage and chips. Actually wanted beer battered chips too but that detail seemed to get lost in translation. Still sausages were huge the batter was thin and crispy too, not thick and chewy like most nz chippies. Huge portion of chips too. All...in all well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

We went after a long day swimming. Didn’t expect much, but was great service and even better food. Food was very quick too which we all appreciated, and the guy even put our tables together which was very nice of him. Food great, service great,...cheers for that 🤌🏽More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

We called in for fish and chips to go eat by the lake. We got terakihi and chips, they were okay. The person was very friendly and helpful, if but a bit busy. Personally the premises could be cleaner!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020

went there on a monday night for take out. asked for crispy chips- we got it. Snapper was same price as other fish and was excellent batter properly cooked - no floury undercooked layer. overall excellent . Friendly owner and assisitant too. they were near...closing but welcomed us ( take away)More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 June 2020 via mobile

Was looking forward to a feed of nice fresh fish. Unfortunately was inedible (old, brown & smelly) took food home for our chickens. Not keen to go back there.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020

Called in for fish n chips when passing through Taupo The very best fish chips I’ve ever had. Fantastic service. Had crumbed and battered snapper. Both were very crispy and the fish was cooked to perfection. Problem I have now is I will have to...call back when I’m in the area. Generous portions and the friendly cook talked us out of a second portion of chips saying there is enough for two with one serving, he was right.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

We ordered one of each fishin beer batter. Light batter and tasty fish. The food was an excellent price. $30 for both of us to eat.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Tasty food, great value, friendly staff and open seating! Would definitely recommend. Thank you! :))

Date of visit: July 2019
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Spa Gate Fish and Chips is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5