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Harbour View Cafe

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Fish & Chips, English, Grill
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16 Victoria Parade | Torquay TQ1 2BB, Torquay, England
+44 1803 211075
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best fish & chips!

My partner & I had the best fish & chips with mushy peas! Pure white cod in a light but crispy batter & plenty of chips, perfect. Also nice to sit upstairs at a table with a panoramic window over looking Torquay harbour! We'll worth a vist, we would definitely go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Tony C
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Bristol
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

just arrived in Torquay for a weeks holiday, good fish and chips,able to take in the dog which was great as it was cold! Price was ok and you could also have beer and wine, fish was fresh Staff were friendly Would recommend

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Bristol
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My partner & I had the best fish & chips with mushy peas! Pure white cod in a light but crispy batter & plenty of chips, perfect. Also nice to sit upstairs at a table with a panoramic window over looking Torquay harbour! We'll worth a vist, we would definitely go back

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romford
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So very pleased they are back,great food and coffees and great service like before. Recommended to all visitors for the best fish and chips in torquay.

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Pontneddfechan, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Chose this cafe as we strolled around the Harbour because it looked nice. We were lucky enough to sit upstairs at the window seat overlooking the harbour and enjoyed the old duke-box music from downstairs. The cream tea was lovely with warm homemade scones, and loads of jam and cream. The tea was loose tea leaf and tasted good. Would... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Afternoon tea here is a real very reasonable trades can thoroughly recommend it. Beautiful old China makes that little difference

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What a great discovery, great food, nice view and a reasonable price! Sorry I forgot the great service as well. I had fish which was cooked to perfection and was allowed to swap chips for lovely baby potatoes! My husband had steak and we had apple crumble- one of the nicest I have tasted. Highly recommended!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fantastic food. all served fresh so do not rush because the service and staff are all welcoming .Fish and chips are on par with any top restaurants and the cream teas are brilliant .Its a comfortable compact restaurant/cafe but worth every penny.The place to be, and always a pleasure to return.

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Birmingham
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

As you would surmise from the name this cafe is on the harbour and if you are lucky enough to get one of the two window tables upstairs the views are stunning.The menu is fairly basic but having said that it was well cooked & presented. Also popped in one afternoon for a cream tea and had trouble using up... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had a great family meal for three at this restaurant, and had real fun choosing the music on the old jukebox. Reasonable prices for good British food and the jukebox giving the entertainment and making us remember what real music is all about.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went to this cafe twice on our stay in Torquay both times the food was really well cooked but on the second occasion sitting upstairs my girlfriend noted the fumes from the kitchen below were seaping through so we smelt by the time we left. That aside what a lovely little cafe with a nice atmosphere and good good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Victoria Parade | Torquay TQ1 2BB, Torquay, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 211075

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, English, Grill

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