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Grandad nicols

94 belgrave road, Torquay tq25hz, England
+44 1803 203952
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Ranked #184 of 253 Restaurants in Torquay
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Delivery
Description: Grandad Nicols is now open and serving the residents and guest of torquay with freshly cooked " old fashioned fish and chips" the traditional way. We serve only the highest graded fish from the clean waters of iceland and local specials from brixham fish market, and home made specials like Haddock & Parsly fish cakes and our famous yorkshire fish cakes. Due to a number of people thinking we have stale or old oil we have made the decision to change the type of oil we fry in we used to use beef dripping but we have had some comments saying that the oil was stale old etc. So we have now change to vegetable oil which is more commonly found in the fish and chip shops and most people are accustomed to
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: Grandad Nicols is now open and serving the residents and guest of torquay with freshly cooked " old fashioned fish and chips" the traditional way. We serve only the highest graded fish from the clean waters of iceland and local specials from brixham fish market, and home made specials like Haddock & Parsly fish cakes and our famous yorkshire fish cakes. Due to a number of people thinking we have stale or old oil we have made the decision to change the type of oil we fry in we used to use beef dripping but we have had some comments saying that the oil was stale old etc. So we have now change to vegetable oil which is more commonly found in the fish and chip shops and most people are accustomed to
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English first
Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

No idea where to start with this review I have used Grandad nicols several times in the past and have never had a problem however this evenings dinner (if i can call it that) was an absolute joke. We as a family just wanted sausage ad chips simple enough you would presume errrrrr obviously not firstly ive never seen such... More

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lionel s, Owner at Grandad nicols, responded to this review

I would like to apologise for your experience the other day I was not working that weekend and would like you to call me in person to discuss your experience thank you . we change our oil weekly but Due to a number of people thinking we have stale or old oil we have made the decision to change the... More

Newport, Wales
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The cooking fat was stale and needed changing. It made the chips horrid and greasy and the fish was inedible, even the seagulls didn't want to know. Staff were indifferent. Shame as there aren't many good chippies around this part of Torquay so a bit more effort would go a long way.

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lionel s, Owner at Grandad nicols, responded to this review

Due to a number of people thinking we have stale or old oil we have made the decision to change the type of oil we fry in we used to use beef dripping but we have had some comments saying that the oil was stale old etc so we have now change to vegetable oil which is more commonly found... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Being on holiday,I'd done some research on fish and chips take a ways and thought we'd try this one after reading the reviews. Fish nice and fresh, peas nice but chips let it down, very bitty, fatty,and I think we got the bits from bottom of the fryer. Disappointed

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ordered through just eat and were told by the website to expect our food in 45 minutes at 8pm a reasonable hour to eat dinner. But it then changed to 9pm. I rang to enquire as to why this was and was greeted by a fairly rude man who offered no apology or whatsoever. I know take always can... More

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devon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Did my first online order for delivery on a Saturday night and FA cup final night, so with this in mind I was prepared for along wait, however our order arrived early! they give you a time online and we asked for 6.45pm and they arrived 6.15! even better. Their Yorkshire fish cakes are something else, proper slices of fish... More

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lionel s, Owner at Grandad nicols, responded to this review

thank you for you feedback and look forward to seeing you again More

Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a night of Fish & chips, well sort of. They food was lovely, best fish I had tried for a while, 1 slight problem you could serve a few more Spam fritters in a portion & not just 1.

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lionel s, Owner at Grandad nicols, responded to this review

thank you for your feedback you should of received 2 spam fritters not 1 sorry for your inconvenience and asked for me next time you come in Lionel More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Had fish n chips and how bad it was . I recommend they change oil cause I could taste old fat and I reckon the chips had been re fried . Kids love chips but they all threw them away and had a sandwich waste of money . Worst fish and chips I ever had

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lionel s, Owner at Grandad nicols, responded to this review

Due to a number of people thinking we have stale or old oil we have made the decision to change the type of oil we fry in we used to use beef dripping but we have had some comments saying that the oil was stale old etc so we have now change to vegetable oil which is more commonly found... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stopped for a snack one evening and had fish bits and chips. They were so tasty and the fish bits were about the size of a chicken gougeon - the best chips I've tasted for ages and at £3.00 a real bargain.

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lionel s, Owner at Grandad nicols, responded to this review

thank you for your feedback Lionel More

Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

came down to torquay over easter stayed at the derwent hotel and asked where to get fish & chips was recommended granddad nicols and what a good recommendation I had 2 standard fish and chips and mushy peas only £9.00 is that a bargain it would cost me £12.00 for that in Birmingham the fish was moist and tasty with... More

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lionel s, Owner at Grandad nicols, responded to this review

thank you for your feedback hopefully see you when you come down to Torquay again Lionel More

Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great value, nicely cooked and plenty of it. I haven't had better fish n chips anywhere, as another reviewer says £6 spent here gives you plenty of food for two people. What's not to like, especially for this sort of money?

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