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messageDulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by paulu197 01 November, 2019 20:22

Hi

I am just wondering what happened to dulwich hamlet fish bar as it has appeared to have closed down. Its a shame as the chap was so lovely. Food wasn't that great but you get what you paid for.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by Countrlass22 01 November, 2019 20:52

Yes we know owner, sadly its case owner lease wanting to charge an extra 8000 a year in rent so they had no choice but close there buisness.
Shop owner did say he looking for cheaper premises after a well deserved break.
They did try negotiating but no luck.
The food was very good quality. Plus good prices.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:11:01:23:43:25 by Countrlass22.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by nivag 01 November, 2019 23:22

That's a shame

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by snoopy17 02 November, 2019 12:19

he never had any food in there anyway, terrible chip shop.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by SpringTime 02 November, 2019 12:56

Feel a little bad saying it but I agree - it wasn't great fish and chips really!

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by Countrlass22 02 November, 2019 15:58

Best chips in area food great. Very friendly family run.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by herne hilly 03 November, 2019 10:47

Its so sad that someones livelihood has come to an end.
The local chip shop has been a staple on any high street since the 70s and many chip shops are stuck there.
But saying that I love a good fish&chip dinner with a gherkin that i can pick up for 8 ish. But a business can not survive on the few people like me. If we look at the demographic of people in the area and also the vast number of food establishments and the ease of deliveroo, people are spoilt for choice and many don't bat an eye at spending 50 on a take out on some artisan meal with a side of smashed avocado and goji berries ;).
Sad but a sign of the times.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by TheCat 03 November, 2019 15:40

herne hilly Wrote:
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> Its so sad that someones livelihood has come to an
> end.
> The local chip shop has been a staple on any high
> street since the 70s and many chip shops are stuck
> there.
> But saying that I love a good fish&chip dinner
> with a gherkin that i can pick up for 8 ish. But
> a business can not survive on the few people like
> me. If we look at the demographic of people in the
> area and also the vast number of food
> establishments and the ease of deliveroo, people
> are spoilt for choice and many don't bat an eye at
> spending 50 on a take out on some artisan meal
> with a side of smashed avocado and goji berries
> ;).
> Sad but a sign of the times.

Don't be ridiculous, everyone knows that Goji berries don't go with smashed avocado. Next thing you'll be suggesting I pair my quinoa with my oat-milk macchiato.....

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by Penguin68 03 November, 2019 16:23

There are still (good) fish and chip shops readily accessible from ED - fewer perhaps than in the past, but that reflects a much wider choice generally of food outlets. But where you have relatively low price items you need high sales volumes to meet fixed costs (rent, rates etc.) in 'pricey' areas. ED (Lordship Lane) is one of those. So necessary expenditures need to be around the 25 a head mark to cost in and provide a profitable business, even for a take-away business with relatively low overheads compared with an eat-in establishment.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by DovertheRoad 07 November, 2019 18:49

Guys...this fish and chip shop was terrible. Aside from the location the food was often sitting for hours and wasn't prepared with any real thought. It was the worst chips I've ever had in East Dulwich in the 15 years I've lived here. Pretty much any of the others were better. Sema's was very decent recently. As was Ken's near Herne Hill

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by Countrlass22 07 November, 2019 23:54

Nope wasn't.
Tried others preferred this one.
Sad greedy landlords.
Yet again

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by creditwheredue 08 November, 2019 00:00

It was terrible, the last fish I had in there was full of bones. That and the chips were in the bin by the time Id reached the Melbourne crossroads.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by JohnL 08 November, 2019 09:52

Only fish I've had full of bones was Skate - it was horrible (went straight back to cod)

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by Penguin68 08 November, 2019 11:06

Technically Skate don't have bones, it's cartilage. They belong (with other rays and sharks) to the cartilaginous, not the bony, fish. But I do know what you mean!

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by Sue 08 November, 2019 14:15

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> Technically Skate don't have bones, it's
> cartilage. They belong (with other rays and
> sharks) to the cartilaginous, not the bony, fish.
> But I do know what you mean!


I love Skate.

I always eat the cartilage smiling smiley

But probably won't be eating it again now I'm plant based (in case anybody picks me up on it big grin )

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by DovertheRoad 08 November, 2019 14:34

creditwheredue Wrote:
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> It was terrible, the last fish I had in there was
> full of bones. That and the chips were in the bin
> by the time Id reached the Melbourne crossroads.

#Metoo

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by SpringTime 08 November, 2019 15:07

JohnL Wrote:
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> Only fish I've had full of bones was Skate - it
> was horrible (went straight back to cod)


I think cod's back on the watch-list JohnL

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by creditwheredue 08 November, 2019 22:39

The fish with bones I bought was sold as cod pieces, three for a fiver which I bought because they were already cooked. Which brings me into a pet hate, having to wait for fish, chips or both to be cooked even at peak times and all the local shops do this.

Years ago the fish was cooked and waiting for customers and the chips fried by the ton and not to order, brown and crispy not half cooked and white. The fish batter is soggy because it hasnt crisped up and Im sure a lot of them are selling Pollack as Cod.

Dont get me going on saveloys.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by northernexile 19 November, 2019 17:36

Lovely guy and super friendly, but sadly its fair to say that the quality had declined bit by bit since it first opened and as such, it became a place I'd stopped going in.

I think Hamlets being away for a while hindered it and costs stayed at a level while freshness and quality got poorer. Real shame as back in its first year it was really quite decent.

Hope they find somewhere and can keep a good standard.


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