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Grandad nicols

94 belgrave road, Torquay tq25hz, England
+44 1803 203952
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Ranked #183 of 255 Restaurants in Torquay
Price range: $5 - $11
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Restaurant details
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
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stumbled upon this chippy while looking for dinner. The menu is varied and imaginative for such a Benue. Fish and chip sandwich, potato fritters and battered chips to name a few offerings. Great value offers, children eat free offers, buy one pizza get one free. You can easily feed a family of four for under £15 and be full.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great 2nd visit Lovely friendly polite staff All the food was fresh to order you may have to wait slightly longer but that's fine for fresh food rather than it all be sitting under the lights going soggy . Portion size very good for the price . I pay so much more for fish and chips back in my home... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Chips were ok but the haddock was a big disappointment. Despite being lightly battered, there was very little actual fish in evidence and was not very white. Would not return.

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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50 reviews 50 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

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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

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