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The Ilfracombe Fryer

7-8 The Promenade | Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9BD, England
01271 865003
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Ranked #32 of 83 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $22
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: An 80 seater restaurant & take away business located on the promenade with views out over the Bristol channel and only 2 minutes walk from the Landmark Theatre & car park.
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English first
Thirsk, Yorkshire
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I eat a lot of Fish & Chips! Think I am thus qualified to know when it is good or bad. I had to go to Ilfracombe on the 12th March and it was disappointing to see this was only one of two shops on the front which were open but the locals knew to go. The fish was absolutely... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had a day in Ilfracombe and went in here for something to eat at lunchtime. Plenty of seating inside, decent prices and lovely food. I do alot of travelling all over the world and whenever I'm away and see a local chippy, I always go in and see how they all compare, and this one didn't disappoint. Could write a... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We ate here one evening during a short break in Ilfracombe. We had fish and chips which were excellent, however the service was a little slow, but friendly.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Family friendly and good food. We particularly like the crispy chips and the fish is good too. Dining in is great to make more of an event of your trip here and you get a full selection of sauces to accompany your meal. We will be back and recommend the fryer to other customers too.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Ate here whilst on a day out visiting ilfracombe. Decided to eat here as there was a queue and it was down in the centre of ilfracombe so we could take away and eat outside. Good sized portions of freshly cooked fish and chips. Nice batter and plenty of chips and the fillet of fish was well cooked and of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner were looking for a place to eat and stumbled across this place. As we walked in we were greeted very politely by the chef and one waitress who were very friendly xx normally u don't expect much from a chippy but the food was exceptional full of flavour and cooked to order so was very fresh... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A lovely spotless chip shop /restaurant with quality tasty produce. A bit pricy but worth it. The views are amazing staff friendly and quick service. We had the fisher mans combo fish chips mushy peas and a drink for £7.45.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

all I wanted was a small chips to takeaway. 1 hour before closing and no more chips. never heard of a fish and chip shop running out of chips. Its not even busy this time of the year. no signup to say anything. they were still open Why????????????

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good food, friendly staff & a fantastic view of Hillsborough Point (I think it is called). Huge windows, & mirrored all around, so even those facing inward can share the panorama. I had the Fisherman's Combo - a taste of everything! Mrs. & lad had the Cod fillet, which was huge. Our finicky little girl was even catered for with... More

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West Molesey, England
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Good,fresh quality fish and chips,friendly staff,and a nice beer to go with it,worth eating there.highly recommend to anyone wanting fish and chips will be going back In the near future

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