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The Royal Plaice

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Market Street | Appledore, Bideford, England
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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
Most recent review
Worst Fish n Chips I have ever had!

I have been a regular customer for many months having takeaways from the Royal and have always been satisfied with the excellent quality - until today! As a treat we decided to eat in! The fish in my opinion must have been left over from last night, it was covered in thick batter and inside it was... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
simonjames247
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Bideford
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Bideford
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have been a regular customer for many months having takeaways from the Royal and have always been satisfied with the excellent quality - until today! As a treat we decided to eat in! The fish in my opinion must have been left over from last night, it was covered in thick batter and inside it was dried up and... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Small cod and chips for £3.50. Fish was cooked perfectly and batter was good. Chips OK and not too many as ordered small portion. Served in box which is practical but still like traditional newspaper! Closed early on Monday but to be expected as low season.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went in for a lunchtime snack, the smell of fried food percolated down the narrow streets and drew us in. Local food, cooked to perfection. Linked to the Pub opposite, you can bring your drinks across to the restaurant or take your supper back to the pub. Nice atmosphere, great staff and food produced to perfection at reasonable cost. What... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stayed in Appledore for a week and tried both Silvesters and The Royal Plaice. Not impressed by Silvesters but The Royal Plaice had excellent fish and Chips at a reasonable price and the ability to bring your drinks from the pub opposite is a sensible idea.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed in Appledore an on last evening planned Fish & Chips, we decided to eat in if possible and knew the Royal Plaice offered this. Unlike some comments, the chips were freshly cooked we sat and watched them being done as with the fish, We had the Fish Special, which is a smaller piece of Cod and a slightly... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The plaice was delicious. Made a change from cod and haddock. Special portions were just the right size. And very good value. However the tea cups could have been cleaner.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The chips tasted like oven chips, the portions were small, fish was slimey, there was no kids menu or flexibility and they only accept cash. Go to Sylvesters for proper fish and chips!

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Eat in or take away, lovely fish. You can also either eat your order in the pub opposite or take your drinks from the pub into the chippy restaurant with your meal

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is a fish and chip shop with seating and an extended menu. Service was good and it was very well cooked.

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Appledore, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You can take your food across the road to eat it at the pub and also get a drink. A brilliant idea! The fish is cooked to perfection and they add a slice of lemon.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Description

Fish & Chips, really good!

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