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The Famous Fishpan

28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
01723371299
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Ranked #111 of 284 restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Halifax, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited on 12/07/14. The actual food I would give good marks but its the overall experience that lets The Fish Pan down. Lack of customer care and hospitality skills, It doesn't take much effort to give a polite smile or greeting even in a fast paced environment like this one. They seem to rush customers through as fast as they... More

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Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ordered from the takeaway and they were messing up orders, orders not ready, a feeling of being rushed. First time ever used the take away and will be the last. The fish cake I ordered went in the bin, they need to learn what a fish cake is and this certainly wasn't one. Not nice. Fish looked ok and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited the Famous Fish Pan last Saturday and, as usual, the food was delicious (the best we've eaten in Scarborough so far), the service was friendly and extremely welcoming, and the food was excellent value for money. A notable gesture was being moved before our meal from a table with no view, to a table at the front of the... More

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Leyland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My experience of this fish and chips special including bread and a pot of tea was average. I have had far worse and not many better but well short of the rare times you get the very best in fidh and chips. The fish was large but over battered give 7 out of 10. The chips were nothing special 5... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My daughter visited her with her school trip at the beginning of April and demanded we come back while we were in Scarborough at the end of May. I was a tad skeptical at first as kids on a school trip generally think everything is fab but we weren't disappointed! Lovely food and friendly staff who helped us down with... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Having no wrapping paper meant the colorless chips easily left the styrofoam base these came in, and left me at the mercy of the gulls. Poor service and intent to serve with speed but little consideration for the individual customer. Sadly this did not live up to my experience on a much quieter day as a seated customer.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

What a brilliant establishment! We were wandering along the seafront and noticed a particularly long queue at The Famous Fishpan, so we thought if people are queuing for a take out AND to eat in, it must be good! We were not disappointed. We managed to bag the last window seat with beautiful views across the beach and were served... More

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cambridge
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This chip shop and small eat inside restaurant are right on the foreshore opposite the lifeboat station. We had takeaway haddock chips and peas. They were well cooked with a god sized portion.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I am astonished at the variance in other reviews. I thought they were the worst chips I have ever tried. The fish was quite good but not outstanding. The chips were all dried up and both looked and tasted as if they were re-frays from the day before. Won't be going there again

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York, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I head for the Fish Pan when we are in Scarborough and always are delighted with the quality, service and ambience of the Fish Pan . If any one appreciates good fish and chips, this is the way to go.

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