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“FAULTLESS FISH AND CHIPS”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Famous Fishpan

The Famous Fishpan
Ranked #15 of 352 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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“FAULTLESS FISH AND CHIPS”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were all pretty hungry after a trip to Whitby, unfortunately curtailed by a torrential downpour! It was about 6.30p.m. on Monday, we sat upstairs at a table near the window. The waitress served us our drinks pretty promptly while we chose our main meals - fish, chips and mushy peas for three, and the seafood platter for my better half. The fish was the star - large fillets, super fresh and tasty, in a light, crisp batter, exactly as it should be. The seafood platter was large and reportedly very good.Chips were fine, but not outstanding; sauces came in sachets - I'm OK with that, as long as there's a pretty limitless supply, which there was! Puddings didn't appeal, besides we were too stuffed! Drinks were a lager, a cider and a shared bottle of Pinot Grigio, which was surprisingly drinkable. Service was fine and the bill modest. Fish and chips at a seaside resort is a must - I'd be surprised if the package came better anywhere else in town.

  • Visited October 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Fish & Chips Good View for eating indoors”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I would recommend this place. Excellent fish and chips. I had the large fish and chips which wasnt as large as I expected but was certainly more than filling.
My wife order a fish on its own which was good as she`s not a big fan if chips. The curry sauce is nice if you like that on ya chips.

The only thing I would say to the owners. You really need to promote better. We walked past it twice and didnt even see it was there. Its very small place and has a takeaway section but the indoor section is empty downstairs and looks like a cake shop as cakes on display.
So get some bright signs up and promote.

Excellent view of sea if you get a window table upstairs.

  • Visited October 2012
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Fab fish and chips, great service”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Visited today with Hubbie, Mam her friend and my young grandson. Fish and chips were great. It was clean and tidy. Young waiter was very friendly and helpful. Would definately recommend

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Best fish and chips in Scarborough”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Nice sit down restaurant, really friendly staff, child friendly. good value for money and excellant quality food. Fish was skinned. batter lovely, great chips, nice peas. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank tonedamiddletons
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“wonderful food and service!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We decided to take a day trip to scarborough on saturday and ended up going for lunch in the famous fishpan after being recomended by a traffic warden. The place was quite busy. My husband and I both had the fish specials, which we both thoroughly enjoyed.They very kindly swapped the mushy peas that come with the meal for beans for me. The service from the waiters and waitresses was very friendly.Great value for money too, as tea or coffee is included so we got two lots of fish,chips,peas/beans and tea/coffee for under £16. It's very child friendly as we saw children getting presents and lollies after their meals. It definatly did not dissapoint and we would definatly recomend to anyone going to scarborough for the day.

  • Visited September 2012
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