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The Merry Friar

Plaza Nogalera, Torremolinos, Spain
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Ranked #143 of 398 restaurants in Torremolinos
Cuisines: Fish & Chips
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2013
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Torremolinos
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Had a takeaway from Tracey yesterday for lunch - 2 enormous pieces of haddock, chips and curry sauce. Absolutely fantastic. Apart from a piece of toast in the evening didn't need to eat anything more. Faultless.

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Madrid, Spanje
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This place seems to have a new owner. The food is still good but I can't really understand why they only open at 5. They have a sign outside saying "sorry, opening at 5. It's too hot!". It is the Costa del Sol and July / August are the busiest months here so not to open earlier isn't very clever.... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I had haddock and chips for €5.80 this was cheaper than we pay in the UK! - lovely British chip shop chips! And a very large and nice piece of battered haddock with no skin or bones, all very tasty and plenty of it! Mrs had the home made pie and chips and was very impressed! Kids had the nuggets... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It was down an alley and very easy to miss, it didnt look anything special but we went here because we saw on trip advisor that it was recommended and had good reviews but we were disappointed. I had the fish and chips and it was nothing to write home about, the meal was average and we just had a... More

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Volendam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Sorry but this wasnt too great. I wont slag places off as they have to earn a living but just not my cup of tea.Other people obviously like it as its quite high up on here.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Been going here for some time.In the past i have always had fresh north sea cod, chips and peas on a massive oblong plate, the fish used to hang over still.On my latest visit the cod was half the size and extra chips were there to mask this con, won't be back, suggest you don't unless you prefer small portions.

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Jedburgh
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I had the homemade steak pie with chips and mushy peas which was delicious, the satff were very friendly and although a small place was an oasis of delight for me

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Best fish and chips outside of UK Not the best of outlooks and the restaurant is very small but sit outside and just enjoy the food.Owned by husband and wife team who take turns in cooking and both do an equally good job of the frying.Dont be put off by the surroundings just go for the food you wont be... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

if you want on to go to the costa, go to the merry friar fish and chips are the best i have ever tasted.the batter is a secret but try the owner, he said no way he would divulge his recipe. it is in the square and turn left, btw it is in torremolinos. go on a friday, fish day... More

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

As an english traveller from Luton, I had a very good meal with the first real english cup of tea. Although it looks like a standard fish & chip shop down a narrow alleyway, it is a short walk from the station. The owner makes you very welcome and is english, it may not look very grand but food quality,... More

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