Review: Ernie Beckett’s Traditional Fish Restaurant, Cleethorpes


Ernie Beckett’s Traditional Fish Restaurant, 21 Market Street, Market Place Corner, Cleethorpes DN35 8LY, England
It would appear that someone doesn’t know the difference between a comma and an apostrophe. Which is a catastrophe.

This afternoon I went out for my tea; I tried a fish restaurant I’ve never been too before. I’ve heard about Beckett’s from quite a few people so I thought I’d give it a try. When I arrived I found that the restaurant was full and there was a party of three already waiting. Beckett’s appears to be popular, both with locals and visitors, although it is early in the season. While I was waiting I perused the take-away menu. It was fairly priced. Having a quick look at the already cooked fish, they appeared to be generous portions. We were waiting about fifteen minutes for a table but when tables became available the staff quickly cleared away the debris and took orders.

The Food


Beckett’s serve basic fish and chip shop food, traditional stuff, nothing exotic.

We ordered three large fish, chips and mushy peas (one without the mushy peas), tea and bread and butter. £8.50 each.

The fish a beautifully cooked and very good quality; the batter a was light and crispy. The chips were just right. They were generously proportioned, although I wouldn’t have minded another slice of bread and butter. The tea pot was large and we got several cups each, and there was plenty of milk.


My fish and chips – so big I couldn’t get it all in the picture!

The Staff

Friendly, polite and efficient. The fish cook, James, especially made conversation with customers.

The Restaurant

It is a cafe really. It is small and the tables just about accommodate four people. The doors to the seating area are narrow. They do not take cards, cheques or fifty pound notes. On a nice day it’s probably quicker if you get your meal to take away and find a bench on the seafront. But on a chilly April afternoon it’s quite a pleasant place to sit down and eat.


It was nice. I’d definitely go there again.



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