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The Royal Plaice

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Market Street | Appledore, Bideford, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Fish & Chips, really good!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Fish n Chips

We ate here on a recent visit, the food was great, proper seaside grub that we all enjoyed, it is also opposite a pub so great location!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a recent visit, the food was great, proper seaside grub that we all enjoyed, it is also opposite a pub so great location!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The chips were so crispy. Fish cake was top notch & our plaice found a place in our hearts. We bought a takeaway & ate it under the canopy of the pub across the way, owned by same folk. Highly recommended.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Came in yesterday for fish and chips! I ordered large fish medium chips! When you ask for large fish you get 2 big pieces of fish so make sure you are very hungry!!! All the food was lovely. Fish was extremely fresh and tasty! Good service even though it was really busy as I think the village had a carnival... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited Appledore for the day and enjoyed fish and chips for lunch at a very reasonable 4.90. The meal was tasty and freshly cooked and excellent value for a lunchtime meal. You can even pop to the pub opposite and get yourself a pint!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A proper fish and chip shop! We had previously tried the chip shop down the road which we didn't enjoy much. We thought we would give The Royal Plaice a go and we were so pleased we did! Chips were delicious - crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside, the scampi was spot on too! The staff seemed... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

the fish and chips are very nice i go to this fish shop and have a sit in meal 2 times a week very good price

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Appledore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Needed a quick meal after a day of traveling and running around and the Royal Plaice did not disappoint. we had 3 cods specials and cheesy chips (with a couple of pots of mushy peas and curry sauce... we are Northerners im afraid) more than enough and just what we needed and........we were allowed to bring our drinks from the... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A clean restaurant with pleasant service. Mainly fish and chips but steaks also available. Good sized portions, fish and scallops served in a light crispy batter and chips crisp on outside but soft in middle. Scrummy. You can bring in alcoholic drinks from the pub opposite.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

we just popped in fir a drink to see what it was like, A nice old style pub with Good Beer and lemonade welcoming staff, We sat outside on the Tables and covers..You could buy Fish & Chips from the shop opposite "The Royal Plaice"

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Perth, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You can bring your drinks from the pub opposite and have a good range of fish and chips and bread and butter for chip butties, what more can you ask from!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Street | Appledore, Bideford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bideford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Fish & Chips, really good!

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