Cockney Kings Fish & Chips has been a Burnaby landmark since 1965. Serving all you can eat fish and chips on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
I admit I'm no connossieur of fish & chips, but I look forward to hitting up Cockney Kings when I can. It's inexpensive and very tasty. Either eating in or out, the staff is friendly and quick! Several weekdays they have an all-you-can-eat cod and chips special for under ten dollars.
My biggest problem with dining in here is that the prices on their dine in menu are more expensive than the take out menu. There's no difference in the amount or the quality of food, the only difference is that you have a server. So tips are built in? Even the server seemed confused when I asked her about it
FOOD: Is very good for what it is. They love to pile on the fries with your meals, so you'll definitely get your fill. They definitely don't skimp on the food here! With the exception of their substitute salad - it's so small and pitiful, it's not worth it (You're in a fish n chip shop, so go hard and don't try and eat healthy here! You'll just be unsatisfied). I highly recommend their poutine - I find 2 people can eat this for a meal and be satisfied!
SERVICE: Is alright. Usually they're just interested in your order - this goes for both dine in and take out - and which is the main reason it cheeses me off that dine in prices are more expensive. They don't give the greatest service when dining in, you end up paying more for the same food, and they still expect you to tip them well for their rushed service.
VALUE: Great if you know what to buy. It can be expensive, but if you get fish n' chips, they'll pile on the fries and you'll get huge pieces of fish - easily enough for 2 people! If you choose to substitute for a salad and baked fish though for the same price, you'll be hugely disappointed in your measley portion.
AMBIANCE: Very small and quiant. It's seat yourself and has a Mom n' Pop type shop vibe which is nice and comforting. Unfortunately the servers ruin this feel the shop seems to be going for as they're always very rushed and usually quite detached from the customer.
OVERALL: Good food if you're in the mood for something a little greasy and comforting. I live so close I perfer to eat it in my own home though since the service isn't the greatest
I Like the place and both the food and service are constantly very decent to good at C.K.'s.
The all-you-can-eat deal is about as dirt-cheap as it gets for decent-quality fish.
Some customers are very mistaken, the all-you-can-eat fish is neither cod or halibut.
A fisherman friend of mine who also dines there from time to time, told me that the all-you-can-eat fish is pollock or coley.
This restaurant has been around for decades and offers consistently decent value, service and food.
I have been hooked on their fish and chips for years. My son and I went there for lunch today. We both ordered the 2 pcs halibut dinner. The server took our order within 5 minutes and the food came fairly quickly streaming hot. The Halibut was incredible but the fries was average. The server was very friendly even thouh she was by herself, she manage to get everything we asked for plus pop refills. Keep up the good work Cockeny King!
As a family we have been dining here frequently for over ten years and never once were we served a mediocre meal. When we have family company from Ontario, Alberta and even Scotland each year we always take them to Cockney Kings for a meal and when they return they always want to go there again.
We've also taken visitors here from England for Fish and Chips and even they claimed the food was excellent.
If you like Fish and chips, you'll love this place and the prices are great too.
The first time I came to Cockney's I was really disapointed. The fish was soggy and drenched in oil. However on another occasion I had received some take out shrimp and it was excellent and I decided to give it another shot. Boy I was glad, the halibut was crispy and well done and the service was much better. Though I don't suggest getting the seafood chowder. I suppose I had just gone on a bad day my first time but I will take the chances and for sure will go again.
My family has enjoyed Cockney Kings over the past few decades, the ambiance has remained the same, the food and portions have slightly changed over time, but that's to be expected when an establishment grows out of popularity.
My advice is to eat-in and not take-out, the portion size of the oysters are a disaster, and the chips are extremely greasy! I've become more aware of the food served these days, and prefer less oils in my food, but it is "fish and chips" afterall!
I believe it's time to make the restaurant a little livelier - more natural light is required for a more open dining experience, and cleaning-up the dirty dishes requires more attention.
All-in-all I'd have to say that it's good food, and better known for All-you-can-eat...
And that's it. It's basically only fish n chips and what great fish n chips they serve. Speaking of serve, the service is here is quite good. I've never felt ignored, rushed or forgotten about. These people know how to keep this place jumping. As for the value, seriously, the all you can eat days are just that. My partner has decided to not waste his time on the "chips" and get nothing but fish. Nice.
It's a fish n chips diner folks. You get what you pay for and then some. Good times.
In the top 5 "Best Fish & Chips" anywhere in my 55 years of eating. Always bustling, very pleasant close service. wonderful take away includes good size portions too! If it seems crowded inside it's due to their local popularity.
I ate at Cockney Kings on Hastings today (Jan. 5th). I had the seafood platter, which was excellent, including the halibut which I ordered instead of cod. But I also had a bowl of chowder, which needs some help. Please start with a fish base, then add onions, celery, cubed russet potatoes, then cream corn or something to hold it together, but not cornstarch (then add your half and half cream or 2% milk). After everything has simmered for a while add some fish: clams, scallops, cod, salmon, imitation crab if real is too expensive. You should have some kind of fish to add to chowder (which would cut your costs substantially). The chowder today did not taste like any chowder I've ever eaten. I've spent a month on east coast this past summer, down the Oregon coast and also on Vancouver Island, the soup today was too much cornstarch and had a yellow, green colour to it. The waitress very graciously took the price of chowder off my bill (of which by the way I had one spoonful.) We have been to Cockney Kings many times and will definitely be back because the food is awesome, atmosphere great and the waitresses very good with their patrons. This isn't a bad review just need some help making the chowder. Hope my suggestions help you sell more chowder, because there is money to be make in soup-making.
what i want from a fish and chips restaurant are the fish, the chips, and the drink.
and this place has it all.
quick and nice service.
the fish has light and crispy batter with good tartar sauce
they also have prawns, and oysters.
with many type of fishes.
monday to wednesday we can eat ayce for 9.50, including pop
what a great value.
i will come here anytime!
I went to this restaurant today and the food was nasty. The prices keep going up and up today my father paid $ 32.15 for a lunch for 2 that was totally unpalatable.
The service was not good. My father ordered clam chowder and I had to ask the waitress to bring it to the table. When the clam chowder got there my Father noticed it was NOT clam chowder but seafood chowder….Why didn’t she tell him that I wonder. He was put off and never ate it.
We ordered, I ordered cod and chips and my Father ordered halibut and chips.
It came relatively quickly (there was barely any people in the restaurant anyway
My inside batter on the cod was slimy and very under-cooked, the chips were way over-cooked and too hard and greasy to eat. The coleslaw was very tasteless, just like plain cabbage and carrot.
I used to compliment the Chef every time we went there, not this time.
I did mention to the waitress about the food quality and her answer was, do you want another piece of fish…….yah right……
All the cockney slang in the world isn't going to make the food any better......
Anyway I really hope they straighten out there restaurant......‘
This is one of the best value places for good old fashion Fish n Chips! Excellent place for dirty all u can eat from monday to wednesday. Run by a good young core of cooks and waiters. Did i mention very good value? but it was kinda like an older cafe style setting. reminded me of old time white spots. Vintage.
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