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messageDulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by paulu197 November 01, 08:22PM

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 November 01, 08:52PM

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 november 01, 11:43pm by Countrlass22.

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by nivag November 01, 11:22PM

That's a shame

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

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

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

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 November 02, 03:58PM

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

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

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 November 03, 03:40PM

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 November 03, 04:23PM

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 November 07, 06:49PM

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 November 07, 11:54PM

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

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by creditwheredue November 08, 12:00AM

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 Iíd reached the Melbourne crossroads.

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

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 November 08, 11:06AM

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 November 08, 02:15PM

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 November 08, 02:34PM

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 Iíd reached the Melbourne crossroads.

#Metoo

messageRe: Dulwich hamlet fish bar
Posted by SpringTime November 08, 03:07PM

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 November 08, 10:39PM

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 hasnít crisped up and Iím sure a lot of them are selling Pollack as Cod.

Donít get me going on saveloys.


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