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The Royal Plaice

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Market Street | Appledore, Bideford, England
+44 1237 478673
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Without doubt, the best Fish and chips I have tasted. Not only great food, but you can also enjoy a loverly pint of Bitter from the pub across the street, (The street is only about 6 paces wide). The large fish portion is a bit special. The Chicken chunks, are genuinely Chicken breast, no odd bits and pieces. Go ahead... More 

Thank Isgoodereinit
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Good menu, good prices, fab fish which is well cooked and good service. Walk across the footpath to the pub and bring back your drink. Excellent.

Thank nannaanna1
Bideford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Had great fish and chips in the restaurant BUT the toilet needs a very good scrub everywhere which would put me off going again.

Thank robinandwendy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Fresh fish and great chips- what else can you say about a very decent chippy. You can buy a drink from the pub opposite and have it with your meal in the restaurant or take your fish and chips over to the pub. It's a win win situation. Will definately go back.

Thank Nozeyparker
Appledore, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Great fish and chips always superb. Can't fault them. And deliver them to the pub across the street for you!!!

Thank philiplang
Looe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 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 September 23, 2016

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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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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 September 22, 2016

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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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, Fast Food, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street | Appledore, Bideford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 478673
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?