Excellent quality chips and a good portion too. Noted on the wall that the potatoes are locally sourced. Only negative is that the allergens are not clearly labelled and there are no marked vegan options
Nothing can beat a good plate of fish and chips. Top Catch doesn’t serve a good plate of fish and chips, it serves a great plate of fish and chips. It is just along from the Mayflower Theatre and I have gone there a few times over the past year or so for my pre-theatre dinner. Haddock is my favourite fish and Top Catch serves a great haddock, always freshly caught, always cooked in a light golden crispy batter, and always too big for me to finish. The chips are the right size for chips (fish and chip lovers will understand) and golden crisp on the outside. The service is quick and friendly and the seating area is comfortable and bright; it is lovely to sit there enjoying this most wonderful British dish.
Best fish and chips in the south of England. Can’t make it any clearer than that! Delicious food, expertly cooked, with friendly service - perfect and so quick! Many thanks!
Located in a small strip plaza near the Mayflower Theatre this restaurant promotes its sustainable catch. They have a chalkboard that lists where the cod was caught (Faroe Islands) and the haddock was line caught and the name of the fishing boat! Even the farm the potatoes were grown is posted.
The regular cod is a generous filet lightly battered and crispy. The take away fish is individually placed in a cardboard container and put in a paper bag. There are no plastic utensils in keeping with the eco friendly philosophy. There is a small dine in area for 10 people with simple tables and chairs.
The only reason for not giving 5 stars is that they did not have home made tartar sauce available at 5pm on a Saturday.
This is a follow up review and I am pleased to say that Top Catch still lives up to its name. Friendly staff, great fish and chips. Really worth breaking a journey at Southampton Central for.
Friendly staff, fresh fish, fresh chips and totally sustainable packaging and saving the planet. Definitely returning!
Enjoyed some fish and chips takeaway prior to the show at the Mayflower. Tasty and delicious and super staff - working hard and welcoming. Definitely worth a return visit.
You could smell the chips before you got there, the guys were really friendly and food tastes amazing, and you even get to find out where everything comes from...
Nice touches, with chalked info board stating where the days fish were line caught, and by which vessel. Also their potatoe supplier was listed, above a pallet of these potatoes. Very tasty, only thing I'd say, is the chip portions are small in my opinion.
The fish and chips are so amazing here! Affordable price and so freshly made. No greasy at all.
Also the store owner is very friendly and lovely. Definitely the best place here.
I love fish and chips. I love the smell. I love the taste. I love the Friday night treat. However after indulging I hate the way it makes me feel. Full. Bloated. Sick. Uncomfortable. I then regret eating our British classic, until the next craving. Then so the cycle continues!!!.
However with this gem in Southampton I can enjoy my fish and chip supper without wishing I had opted for an Indian or Pizza.
Beautiful fish in a light batter. Tasty curry sauce and chips that are soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. The chips themselves actually tasted like potato to!!!. Everything felt nicer and of good quality. My home made fish cake and cheese and onion fry it was lovely to. (My husband and I ordered lots to try a few things off the menu together!!)). We will be returning and would recommend this fish and chip takeaway (where you can eat in if you like) to others. It’s 5 stars from us.
Good chip shops seem hard to find in Southampton but this is one of them. The food is cooked to order and have never had any complaints. The staff are always welcoming and helpful.
Always on time with great food :)
The curry sauce and gravy are amazing. Fish is always very tasty. Highly recommend this place.
One of the best around in my opinion, I would recommend it to all ! I haven't had fish and chips that freash and delicious in a very long time, The staff were also very polite
Really enjoyed the fish and chips at Top Catch. The chips are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Fish batter is also top notch. Curry sauce is fantastic, a game changer. Some of the best food in Southampton. Would 100% recommend anyone to eat here.
Visited here today for first time on way to the theatre lovely little cafe we ate in the chips was what we had were proper chip shop chips plenty of them reasonable price as wel the menu looked good and will defiantly go back there and the 2 guys working there were great good customer service
I had a lunch time special which for £3.50 included battered sausage, chips and a drink. This is a great price for freshly cooked food. Timers were set so I knew my food will be cooked to a set time to enable consistency. Portion size was good and chips were lovely. The battered sausage was special with the batter so lift and crispy. Perfection!
I'd gone to this little eatery near Southampton Central train station to pick up Deliveroo orders and was curious as to what it was like so ordered food myself in it one day. Basic décor, nothing fancy, but a nice touch is the board showing where the fish and potatoes have come form (it does change as well so it';s not just for show).
I wasn't disappointed.
Fish was excellent with a lovely crispy batter, generous portion size, and the chips were excellent with the right amount of crunch.
I'd happily recommend Top Catch to anyone seeking proper fish and chips, and the location is very central in the city centre. The gentleman behind the counter was from Belfast as well, always nice to hear an accent form home over here!
So was in Southampton with my family and saw this place, decided to go try it out.
Food was delicious and had a solid flavour to it. Definitely the 'Top Catch' of my choice.
Amazing fish and chip shop, everything is made to order and the chips are superb. The food is always top notch and the blackboard saying where everything is from is a lovely touch. The staff are always friendly and receptive and it is such an easy process. The 5 odd minute wait is more than worth it and I cannot reccommend highly enough.
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