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28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
01723371299
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Families with children

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere for a seaside fish restaurant

Fish & chips is our one vice at the seaside before setting off home but this was our first visit here. The atmosphere is surprisingly good and welcoming; seaside spots are usually a bit bland. Also the waiter was noticeably pleasant and helpful and I'm always encouraged when they try that bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
RegularTraveller60
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North Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been to Fish Pan several times and the food is really great tasting and great value. The staff are very friendly and always try to ensure that everything is as good as it can be for all of their customers. We have tried other fish and chip shops in Scarborough but we always end up back at Fish... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great location, excellent service, top quality fish and chips. Fish and Chips, mushy peas, white buttered bread with a pot of tea - HEAVEN. We were tempted and we loved it.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

When ever visit Scarborough always have to pop here for fish and chips. Always pleasant staff and the food always good. Regularly a peak times there is queues here. The price is reasonable and always receive a good portion size. Worthy of a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Cannot wait to visit here again! James is always there with a cheery smile! Great for me as I am gluten and diary intolerant so I love their steamed Haddock-the chips are great too! May even have to go twice this time! Best there is!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After a long cold but bracing walk on the beach what could be better than a lovely plate of fresh fish & chips? Nothing! But, if James serves you not only do you get excellent service and a cheery cheeky smile but a good laugh and a welcome hug if needed (and it was). James you know who we were,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited the fishpan today and had a wonderful meal. The restaurant was really busy but we didn't have to wait long for service. The staff were very attentive

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North Yorkshire
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73 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Fish & chips is our one vice at the seaside before setting off home but this was our first visit here. The atmosphere is surprisingly good and welcoming; seaside spots are usually a bit bland. Also the waiter was noticeably pleasant and helpful and I'm always encouraged when they try that bit more to make it enjoyable. Never thought to... More 

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fish was as dry as if it had been oven cooked then put in batter twice. Chips were edged in bright green potato skin. I could snap the fish! £4.95!! I will never go there again, even it offered free food! The children's cone chips were very small for £1.25 and again solid green edged. We all just threw the... More 

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We travel from selby all year round to go to the fishpan in Scarborough best fish and chips ever we been going for the last 3years and we love it kids do too the staff are the best great service 10 out 10 from me and the family fishpan rules

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North Yorkshire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I eat here regularly with my husband and daughter. We are always happy with the food and the service. I am a local and never have fish and chips anywhere else on the seafront. James is brilliant with our daughter and she thinks he is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 01723371299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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