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“Service with a smile, chips are vile!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The London Fryer

The London Fryer
6 Seaway Road, Paignton TQ4 6AJ, England
+44 1803 552939
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Ranked #50 of 134 Restaurants in Paignton
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Service with a smile, chips are vile!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I have eaten traditional fish and chips as our nation’s favourite dish for a long time and know good fish and chips.
In fact the whole of Britain eat fish and chips at some point and know a decent chip when they taste one.
I visited the London Fryer today after hearing a radio promotion and have eaten here several times before.
I was pleasantly greeted and served my food with a smile but when I began to eat the food the chips were drastic, come on how can you serve this standard of chips unless you like yellow under-cooked chips, limp and still firm ‘el dente’.
This was once one of the best fish and chip shops in Torbay but if cutting corners to save heat and oil then continue to fry like this and your reputation will be gone!!!
If you require lessons on frying I’ll do it for free!!

I will go to Paul’s Plaice, Richard’s across the road or Scoffs in future.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Just been into the London fryer, the service was disgusting, they charge £1.20 for cheese on a portion of chips!! The lady on the counter was rude and intimidating, not friendly at all. The guy frying was vile and rude. The chips were not cooked, and paying £1.20 for a sprinkle of cheese on my chips you would expect the cheese to be nice, but in fact it was fake tasting and that plastic texture. Would never step foot in that place!!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best chip shop in Paignton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just the best out of all of them. It's always really busy, as it should be, they're very good chips! Very friendly staff who all know what they're doing, focused when busy.

Visited August 2012
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Settle, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“what a chippy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

my wife took me to this local chippy, we all had cod & chips & took them to preston sands, looking out to sea eating some of the best fish & chips I have ever tasted,what a treat, we will definatley be back!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Davidstow, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great chippy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just a few seats in the cafe part, but queues out the door for takeaways. Fish and chips like they should be.

Visited November 2012
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