This is very nearly the standard one should expect of any eatery. Even when you're busy, you can still remain polite, calm and professional. Nearby restaurants take note :) My friend and I visited the "Ilfracombe Fryer" and the first thing one notices is; it is clean. We paid our money so here is our verdict. The staff were friendly on our arrival, and we were seated and served almost immediately. We'd had a different experience further along the street so we'd hope this one would be better. When we sat down, they brought us a little bucket :) which was filled with everything we needed, sauces and such. A nice touch. We have no idea of their standards in really busy periods, but one hopes it is good! We will be going back because we were reasonably happy and the staff were friendly. It is good to see young people doing a great job :) So thank you.
Our worries: young staff and what would the food be like? Why did we worry? One hopes they are well trained and well led by professionals, this is not always the case in eateries. Both of us have been in the restaurant game for over thirty years, cooking, and managing people. So with his experience in mind, we'd like to give a fair critique.
We had the Plaice Special, under £8 for a plate of Plaice and chips with a pot of tea if I recall correctly. Maybe we had peas, we don't recall. Bear in mind, these days Fish n Chips on the coast costs around £5.50 for bare bones take-outs, not always great. We got to eat in, at a great table by the window for about £2.00 more. We were served by polite and bright young people fairly quickly.
Fish: great, beautiful, a good portion of Plaice well cooked, Chips; hmmm a bit "old", only just got away with those. Hot fresh fries please :) You weren't busy. Service: very good. In general everything was well presented and worth the price and if we'd received hot fresh chips it would all have been perfect :) It can be done, we know that fries can be done quickly.
Verdict: A great place to visit with good food when not busy, one hopes the same standards are maintained when it is very busy :) Recommended with four stars :)
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