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The Royal Plaice

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Market Street | Appledore, Bideford, England
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Appledore, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a take-away bag of scampi - easy access to the takeaway door (I had dogs with me) - lovely, fresh, tasty and cheerful service.

Thank Jeannie_Lillywhite
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is connected to the pub opposite, The Royal. You can eat their wonderful food in the restaurant or take it away in a box. Drinks can be take from the pub across to the restaurant if that's what you want or you can stay in the pub ( inside or outside) and have your takeaway brought across to... More 

Thank Mazza546
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely crispy fish and chips, plenty of big crunchy chips, nice clean restaurant , friendly staff. Also do take away but it was raining so we were very glad to be inside! Just off the sea front.

Thank DeniseLW
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called around 2pm on a Friday in July and a little disappointed the restaurant was closed. However we opted for two £4.90 takeaway fish and chips in sturdy boxes which we ate on the quayside. The portions were huge - we could really have shared one box but it was delicious and well cooked and tasted like heaven!

Thank PiffyPooPar
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the other Fish and Chip Shop in Appledore and suffers slightly from the hype and reputation of Sylvesters at the other end of Market Street, however, it was our preferred chippy during our months stay in Appledore as it has a large enough shop to walk in, order, pay, and await your order without having to stand in... More 

1 Thank Bonzo C
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous fish and chips. Cooked fresh and served to takeaway in a box which kept them hot til the seafront. You could eat them across the road at the local pub, or bring your drinks across from the pub to the eat in restaurant. Perfect.

Thank Helen P
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Royal Plaice and eat there on average once a month. The fish is always cooked to perfection, crisp, piping hot, accompanied by a mass of crisp potato chips. We always have home made mushy peas and tartare sauce to accompany our meal. There is a range of fish available including plaice, haddock sole and of course cod.... More 

Thank Ruth H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We called in for take-away fish and chips on Thursday evening. They were delicious, really good! And way to cheap....£12.80 for cod, chips and peas and haddock, chips and peas would be nearer £17.00 in North Norfolk where we are from and your dinner was better than our local in Wells next the Sea!

Thank thatLea
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Came to Appledore to find fish and chips at The Royal Plaice last year on the recommendation of a very animated local. "The Royal Plaice! Don't go to the other one, now repeat that back to me, The Royal Plaice. Got it? Ok?". Well, nearly a year has passed and we are back in Devon and back at The Royal... More 

Thank twowheelsginge
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Despite the negative reviews, I came here on holiday from Wedtward Ho! & had the the royal special with the haddock which was £9.90 with cheesy chips, garlic bread, haddock, & curry sauce & bread & butter. Was the best fish & chips ive ever had. Crispy chips with a fluffly inside & beautiful haddock. There was no one in... More 

Thank Cookie6974

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street | Appledore, Bideford, 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?