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“Great takeaway, huge portions!”

Richard's Fish Cafe
Ranked #22 of 193 Restaurants in Paignton
Price range: $7 - $13
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A family run fish & chip shop with excellent food and smiling staff.
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were recommended this chippy by the owner of our self-catering apartment. What a great recommendation! We had fish and chips to go and they were yummy. Perfectly cooked fish, large portions. They recommend one order of chips for 2-3 people, but since we're big eaters, my husband requested two orders of chips -- way too much in retrospect!

We forgot to take tartar sauce with us, but frankly, the fish was so good/fresh, we ate it without. Next time in Paignton, we'll definitely be back.

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Thank Holly J
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RichardsFishCafe, Owner at Richard's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Glad you enjoyed your meal, hope to see you again

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have being coming down here on holiday for what seems like forever and used several chippies on our visits, we now live down here and only use Richards for his delicious fish & chips we are never dissapointed and the staff are very friendly and the banter is always interesting so we think that you and your staff deserve to be thanked for the good friendly service you provide not only to locals but the holidaymakers also being local we can telephone our order in which is very usefull so thanks again keep the good work up for the bay.

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1  Thank Rogerbrookes
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RichardsFishCafe, Owner at Richard's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

Thank you for the review, we enjoy the banter as much as the customers as it makes our days a pleasure, we are always looking at the food we serve to make sure its the best we can do, and you as the customer are getting the best quality for your money, thank you again for the review and see you again soon.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This offers the best chips in town good portions excellent fish and friendly staff we always go to Richards!

1  Thank Gemma S
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RichardsFishCafe, Owner at Richard's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Hi, thank you for the review and we are pleased you enjoyed your experience, its always a pleasure to serve customers like yourself, hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have been coming to this fish & chip shop when on holiday since the 1970's.

I am never disappointed.

The fish is fresh & the chips fab. If like my sons, you would rather not have fish (although why would you) they also do pies & pizza.

If you are in the area try this fish & chip shop you won't regret it.

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1  Thank james family, weston
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RichardsFishCafe, Owner at Richard's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Hi, Really glad you are still enjoying the Fish & Chips, we do rely on returning and new customers local and holiday so we do make every effort to make your visit as pleasurable as we can, unfortunately we do not do pizza any more but we do have quite a large selection for the none fish eaters, see you again :)

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have used this local chippie for years, even prior to the current family who have been here for ever.
Always friendly welcoming service. On popular nights the queues can seem daunting but their system works and your freshly cooked order is with you in a blink. Especially as the chat in the shop is always interesting. They seem to know all the locals and what they are going to order.

Just up the road is local completion in the form of the very good London Fryer. There is also awarding winning Hanbury's at Babbacombe and award winning Squires ( why). But after several personal tastings I declare Richards the best in bay. Why don't they get awards? Is it because they don't enter?
The family work very hard at their business and it shows in service and food quality.

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1  Thank Torbaytraveller
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RichardsFishCafe, Owner at Richard's Fish Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Hi thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the chat and your food, we do have an award, Britains best chippy awarded by Morrisons the supermarket, nominated by customers, also taste testers from Morrisons, we do not enter the other competitions because we feel they are misleading as only a small percentage of the award is food based the rest of the marks are on wether your walls are cladded or tiled and the freezers and first aid box is stainless steal, as long as the establishment has good hygiene practice and the food and price is good in a friendly environment that is all the customer is looking for, so just because a restaurant has an award does not actually mean that the food is good unless its like ours and voted for by people that actually matter, and thats the customer

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