More Than Just Great Fish & Chips... It's a British Experience.
Set in a Traditional Traditional Seaside Restaurant / Pub, it's Like Going to Britain Without the Airfare
A Restaurant for over 20 years it became the British Bobby in 2003. British owned it changed hands to a Canadian couple in 2007 until the current owners Mary & John St. John took it over on June 1st 2013. Back to it’s Original British Roots, John & Mary (ex-restaurant owners in England) revamped the menu to recreate the authentic tastes of all your British Favourites
When you think of British Food no doubt 'Fish & Chips' is the first thing that comes to mind, and we are often told by our customers that our 's are the best they have ever tasted! To ensure quality we use only premium Halibut and Cod and cut our Chips fresh every day... making sure that the taste and crispness are the perfection this Historic British Classic deserves.
After seeing our extensive Menu, everything you say will be taken down and can be served against you!
"We have tried just about every place on Vancouver island for fish and chips.This one is not to be missed. I would rank this one the best on the Island.
We had halibut and chips, it comes with a light batter on the very fresh fish. The chips were made crisp and tasted like potatoes not the grease. The coleslaw was home made and not soupy. I think the tarter was made here also.
It is a busy spot with many English nick-nacks to keep your eyes busy. It felt we have dropped into Coronation Street. Definitely worth the drive. " Visited February 2015
To Save Time, Gas & Patience Reserve or Phone ahead, Thurs, Fri and Sat pm.
Currently we are having to turn dozens away... Sob, So Sorry.
FULLY LICENSED BRITISH DRAUGHT BEERS
Mary & John St.John
Had a wonderful lunch with two very dear friends at this very "British ' style restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious, and the friendly service we received was most delightful! For a real taste of "Jolly Olde England" I highly recommend this unique restaurant. Will be back for sure!
This place is a total collection of English life. Walls covered with photos, Royal and Titanic info, photos of famous Brits, beer, tea, coffee mugs. 1960's music plays in the background and the food is high quality.
The British Bobby has recently been taken over by folks who know what fish and chips should really taste like, and if you love mushy peas... well they have those too. You will be overwhelmed by the British memorabilia which gives you plenty to look at. We will definitely be going again, and again... and maybe again after that. :)
THE TOTALLY AMAZING NEW EXPANSION
It's like a British Museum...
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WINNER OF THEtripadvisor
CERTIFICATE of EXCELLENCE 2015 & 16
The British Bobby Guarantee
“I think it's true what they say about mass consciousness, as on certain days it's as if lots of people get tuned into the same vibration. We don't sell a item for a week, then suddenly we sell a dozen in one day, one minute it's dead quite, the next people all flock in at the same time. I think “did a bus just pull in?” We truly become as 'fast food' restaurant then... 0 to 60 in ten minutes, and of course most of them want their food at the same time. This then put's a strain of everyone, customers and staff included.
But then with a little patience and understanding things usually sort themselves out. Here at The British Bobby we really do care, and we love to give you the best in food and service. But we are only human and sometimes things get out of our control, (equipment brakes down, they send us the wrong fish or a member of staff can't make it in.) So if everything is not to your satisfaction, please tell us immediately, so that we can fix it there and then.”
If You're Not Happy – We're Not Happy
John, Mary & The Staff
“British Bobby , has it all! Best fish n chips and the decor is outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 October 2015
There are few places that can top the friendly service , charming owners,hand made food, and the decor for British style decor is the amazing. I would go there just to 'immerse', in the environment. But having said that, seriously, the fries are sumptuous. The flavors of the curry and other British foods are top shelf. Their food is always consistent. The new renos and expansion , make it feel like a mini holiday . This experience, Is a Wow.
Vancouver Islands 'Top Rated' Fish & Chip Restaurant
Full Menu, Pies, Pasties, Burgers & More... Children's Menu. Fully Licensed - British Beers
Our Satisfaction Guarantee - You Are More Than Customers... You Are Friends, Any Problems Let Us Know Immediately And We Will Put It Right . .
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With 88.5 The Beach Radio - April 23rd. St. George's Day
OMG! What a record breaking season that was... We barely had time to make a cup of tea. We wish to thank everyone for their patience,
especially our regulars who were lucky to get a table.
We may have doubled in size to meet popular demand,
but we still only have a small kitchen. (until we win the lottery.)
But that said we did manage to do over 200 people a day.
Hard going to keep everyone happy, but we hit over 95%
with a good team and great customers.
Now it's over, it's back to business as usual.
Happy to say, our Black Sails display was a winner, it's time
now to look for more unusual items to amaze you.
How can it take so long to make Fish & Chips?
Well, let me take this opportunity to explain the reason why.
Making Fish & Chips is one thing…
Making ‘Great’ Fish & Chips is another.
It needs the fish, the mixture, the timing and temperature of
the oil all to be perfect, and here at The Bobby we strive
hard to do just that! When we are really busy we have to
cook lots of orders one after the other… and this makes the
oil lose heat, so after each batch of fish, we wait and give
the oil time to return to this optimum temperature before doing the next batch. This reduces any risk of saturation and ensures the crispness of the batter, and this goes double for our chips, as they are blanched at one temperature and finished at another, which is the correct way they should be cooked… Plus everything is made fresh Each Day, which all takes the time.
But I am happy to say that it’s well worth the wait! So please be patient, take the time to relax, chat, play cards, have a look around and get to know us… we really do care about you, your day, you’re aches and pains and you're families’ new baby etc. If you are in a hurry, speak to us and we will do what we can to speed things up.
Otherwise stay as long as you like, our 'home' is your home.
We may have a small Kitchen - But we have a Big Heart! Best Regards John
Be Sure to Reserve Your Table to Avoid Disappointment!
People Before Profit.
The sign on our kitchen wall say's it all,
"Treat every meal as if it was
for Someone You Love!"
Check out our New Postcards... $1.25
1 Piece Halibut.
Our cuisine is 100% authentic British and people come from miles around just to see our decor... which includes original items from
The Pirates of the Caribbean, The Adams Family, The White Princes, The Battle of Waterloo, Black Sails and more...