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We have just opened a brand new Fish & Chips restaurant in Soi Lengkee called The Jolly Friar.

 

Fish & Chips start from 100 Baht, we sell Dory, Cod, Flake, Halibut & Parrot Fish plus many other dishes like Fish Cakes & battered sausages etc. A full Thai menu is also available, we will shortly be offering take away and delivery.

 

Thank you

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999Baht

Thanks mate I will be in that area at the end of september and I def check it out.

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Millard

Thanks for your post. I am always looking for good fish and chips. Perhaps you'd like to post some pics of your food. Lastly, your restaurant looks so clean!

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whitespider

I heard a very good report from a guy in Bang Saray who tried you. He said fantastic chips and great fish.

 

Good luck with it all.

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FIGO_0710

great news.."chippy tea" as me old mam would say ha ha ..place looks spotless sir..good luck

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China Garden

Here is a map

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Edge

Thanks for your post. I am always looking for good fish and chips. Perhaps you'd like to post some pics of your food. Lastly, your restaurant looks so clean!

 

Here's mine from yesterday.

 

 

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Firstly, the place is immaculate, certainly on a par with Goose's - good aircon and TV.

Service also excellent.

 

I ordered the 250 gm Cod, which was the only size offered, at 190 baht.

There are other, cheaper options of different fish, but this was the only Cod.

To put this in perspective, 250 gm is gannet sized.

For Brits, F&C shops in UK generally offer portions 2-4 oz. - this is almost 9 oz.

I can eat big and I was hungry, but this was really too big even for me. It was a meal by itself really.

I would have thought a smaller option would be a good idea.

 

That price is for the fish only i.e. add on chips and mushy peas.

Luckily I only ordered the small chips (40 baht) and I left some. The peas were 35 baht.

I didn't order a drink, but a glass of iced water arrived anyway which was not charged for. I don't know if that's normal practice or they took pity on me.

Tartare Sauce included.

 

On the face of it the prices are highish, roughly on a par with Simon's a Goose's but remember that's for Cod and not Dory, which most of the low priced options are. Dory is OK btw, but not as meaty and a milder taste imo.

 

Quality:-

 

The Cod - I would give this an 8 (9s and 10s are rarely found outside Lincolnshire or Yorkshire UK). Taking into account the size, it was the best I've had in Pattaya.

The batter was light and crispy (unlike Pig & Whistle's concrete coating).

Without taking the size into account, it was probably a 7 alongside Simon's and Goose's. To put that in perspective I'd say NeeRoy's is a 2/3 and P & G a 5(at best) - for the fish.

 

The Chips - didn't really work I'm afraid. They were real and they were OK, but they were on the soggy side. Potatoes here can be a problem but I suspect these had been blanched for ease of final frying (not certain).

It's a good idea and can work brilliantly, but oil temperature has to be high or they absorb too much and don't crisp. If I'm wrong it must be watery potatoes but still oil temperature too low. They were also not very hot and I suspect were put out before the fish was ready. You could easily go another day and they'd be excellent.

 

The Peas - were mushy. No problem there - portion OK and slump value correct. The only place I know that can really mess up mushy peas is NeeRoy's.

 

That may sound super critical, but that's me.

It was a damn good meal and I'd thoroughly recommend it. :GoldenSmile1:

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Highlander

Looks good mate, will give it a try when I am there next

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Reaper_gfx

whats the chances of a deep fried mars bar ?

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marko456

I will give it a try in 22 days :)

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tommyg

looks nice place,good luck.

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boro43

Staying on Soi Lenkee in three weeks' time, so will definitely pop in at some stage. Looking forward to the take away option.

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Bagel

The restaurant looks great.

 

Nice detailed review from Mr Edge makes the food sound appetising.

 

Love good ol' fish n' chips. Will try hit the place next time I'm in town.

 

Good luck with the venture.

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jaochoo

Absolutely looking to give it a try,will set me up for a nights drinking,yummy.

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bbcboy

Just back from Pattaya last Tuesday and was in The Jolly Friar twice and excellent both times. I had the battered cod the first time and the breaded fish the 2nd time. Tartare Sauce was v good as well

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LaaMok

I have used this place 3 days in a row, great food, happy with everything.. only one complain.. there are no saveloy's!

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Limey

I love good fish & chips, will be sure to look in soon.

The Jolly Friar? And the rest of the staff are chipmonks ...?

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Hallmark

Went here again last night and it was as good as usual,I had the Cornish Pastie and it was huge,one small problem that the waitress sorted out very efficiently and without any drama.The Mrs had her usual Thai food and she loved it again.

They're doing a good promotion there too now,I'll not say here what it is but it's a good idea in my opinion and will keep me going there.

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redfred

i also have dined there

great food and immaculately clean

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The Irish Rovers

a few of our customers ordered a takeaway about a week ago and it was a thumbs up ,, good taste, fair price,

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China Garden

Thanks for all the great feedback. We will endeavour to keep up the quality of the food and levels of service. We are operating a fantastic promotion "Buy Meals 10 Get 1 Free"

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scott2night

The food looks real good and i will come in when i am next in town.

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Cnut the lesser

Thanks for all the great feedback. We will endeavour to keep up the quality of the food and levels of service. We are operating a fantastic promotion "Buy Meals 10 Get 1 Free"

 

Flake and chips too?-- next thing u tell u are selling South Melbourne market dim sims and spring rolls (an aussie Melbourne thing) - that's it I'm moving over full time :GoldenSmile1:

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China Garden

Flake and chips too?-- next thing u tell u are selling South Melbourne market dim sims and spring rolls (an aussie Melbourne thing) - that's it I'm moving over full time :GoldenSmile1:

Fantastic. . . I have lived here for 7 years and loved every minute of it! Ian

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Pattaya67

I ordered the cod and chips there. The chips come in 3 sizes.

Small, Medium and Large. The day I ordered I went for the large portion of chips (Must have been very hungry)Wow talk about large portions. There was enough there for at least 3 people. All served up with a massive piece of Cod. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly. Next time i'm in Patts I will be going back the JF for sure.

 

Any chance of a savaloy appearing on the menu?

 

 

Cheers...

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