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The Royal Plaice

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8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
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Looe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Freshly cooked fish and chips -ace ! Busy even at lunch time one of two fish and chip shops in the town this one has a restaurant attached

Thank John E
Bideford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've only used the take away service, but I have used it regularly and it is always consistently good. The restaurant looks nice, with some interesting options on menu. I will have to try some time.

Thank jjosephhanson
Hartland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We regularly eat fish and chips from the Royal Plaice, usually take away but sometimes eat in. We arrived as a party of four, having pre-booked in case it was busy. 84 year old aunt was visiting us so we decided to eat in the restaurant. She's blind and has a guide dog. The owner didn't have a problem with... More 

Thank Martin_the_Manager
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice chip takeaway from here and the food and the service was good but they close around 8/9 pm and it would be nice if they stayed open later in case you fancy some chips after a drink in town.

Thank Red-Devil07
south wales
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be a very good restaurant which we have regularly supported over the last 5 or 6 years. However, over the last three visits the food has been progressively worse. Final straw was when an early evening takeaway produced 4 meals of soggy batter and what we can only presume was recooked chips from previous evening or lunchtime.... More 

Thank fussyfoodies
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The great thing about this fish and chip shop and restaurant is that you can buy your drinks in the adjacent pub and bring them in to your table as you eat the delicious fish and chips, and vice versa, you can take your fish and chips to the pub. This is a very popular restaurant, which means that they... More 

Thank Jane L
Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The owner of this establishment clearly has no people skills so beware he is loud and ignorant of the needs of Assistance Dog owners. He does understand the fact that he is breaking the law by refusing access and comes up with excuses not to serve you. On reflection we should have stayed longer and gathered more evidence. My wife... More 

Thank Kenneth G
Appledore, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Traditional fish and chips, hand cut chips not too much batter extensive menu can eat in the restaurant, at the Royal opposite or take away, all fish cooked to order!!

Thank Will H
Torquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

After walking in the wrong side and being told quite loudly to go round to the takeaway counter we ordered our two cod and chips .I must say the meal was fantastic,fish was white and chunky and the chips were crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle.Perfect.

Thank spurno
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This place and the pub opposite are the same business. You can buy take away, eat in, or take your food across to the pub and eat it there. We ate in and it was fine, good value and fresh fish. The pub, however, is where the rowdy locals gather so not for everyone.

Thank Annie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: 01237478673
Fish & Chips, really good!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?