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The Famous Fishpan

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28A Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB, England
01723371299
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Good location, value & quality

Good quality of food & good value at £20 for three of us. Good location on the sea front. Could have had larger plates, so the mushy peas had to be piled on top of the chips, and to quote my wife, the chips were "contaminated" by peas. Would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ro3ert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice fish and chip restaurant in South Bay. We were sorted a lovely bay view table. Good service and brilliant food, chips best had in quite a long time and lovely fish and batter. Kids menu too (so a drink. Sausage chips beans for the boy followed by jelly ice cream and a lolly). Good value too considering location.

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Thank Daniel A
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always ensure to visit The Famous Fishpan whenever I come back to visit Scarborough (I used to be a student here!). The food is beautiful, the setting is lovely and the service is attentive - what more could you want?! To top it off, the prices are very good too. Thank you for another lovely meal!

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1 Thank AmyMartin90
York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with our little girl who's birthday it was. The waitress was very attentive and paid her lots of attention. Food was excellent. What more do we need?

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1 Thank bigpete1973
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good quality of food & good value at £20 for three of us. Good location on the sea front. Could have had larger plates, so the mushy peas had to be piled on top of the chips, and to quote my wife, the chips were "contaminated" by peas. Would recommend.

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1 Thank Ro3ert
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious and the staff amazing. I use a wheelchair and the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating for my needs e.g. opening doors, moving tables and being exceptionally patient. Definitely go again

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1 Thank Adam S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't eat at the fish pan, but the guys found my purse on the street and kept it safe. They contacted me via facebook :). When we are next in Scarborough, we will eat here! These guys are honest and lifesavers! Thank you so much.

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1 Thank xmas_mummy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal, really friendly staff. We went for the student discount, but left happy with the service and the window view across South Bay in Scarborough.

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2 Thank Emma O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, and the chips were assorted different shapes and sizes and clearly cut by hand as opposed to a machine somewhere! But the thing that made this place stand out over and above the other chip shops along the harbour was the friendly and welcoming staff who greeted us with a big smile and took us to... More 

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1 Thank Paul B
Great Bowden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stopped here for a lunchtime takeaway today. The fish was cooked to order, the cod was spanking-fresh, the batter crisp and light and the chips were delicious. Spotless inside, friendly and efficient staff and very good value. Recommended.

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3 Thank alanmsq
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The Fishpan is busy all year around. Serving perfect haddock & chips with a view of the beach & Scarborough harbour. The staff are lovely - friendly & hardworking. Great value for money including daily specials, kids menu & a pensioners specials. Highly recommended, well worth a visit.

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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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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