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“Fabulous fresh fish”

Lynbay Fish and Chips
Ranked #8 of 120 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous fresh fish”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

After reading such glowing reviews of this restaurant, I was rather disappointed with the chips, which were rather dry and cut too small for my liking. Maybe we arrived at the wrong time and were just unlucky. The plaice however was superb, so fresh that it melted in the mouth and covered in beautifully crisp batter. My wife was also impressed with her plaice, which she ate steamed, rather than battered and fried. The eating area is what you would expect from a fish and chip shop, fairly small and functional, but it was clean and not unpleasant. I could have done without the televisions playing children's cartoons, however. The staff were very polite and friendly and the service was also very efficient. I thought the meals offered good value for money for a restaurant in such a prime location.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Richard A
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Pok457, Owner at Lynbay Fish and Chips, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Lynbay Fish and Chip Shop would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and leaving feedback. Potatoes are sliced by a machine and are the same for each bucket. The children's films are aimed at the children and staff are more that happy to turn the televisions down or indeed off.
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English first
Farnham
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8 reviews
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“Tasty fish and chips and toddler/baby friendly!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited here during a family holiday last week. This place was a great find.

We decided to sit in for our lunch as we have a 9 month old and a 2.5 year old who need to sit down properly to eat. The staff provided us with a highchair for our youngest and several tables have television screens installed which helped distract my toddler!

The food was quick to arrive. My husband and I had cod and chips and my toddler had fish cakes. The food was reasonably priced and there was not a scrap of grease that you often encounter with fish and chips. It was honestly some of the best I've ever tasted. The portion size was good.

We also used the nappy changing facilities and I was amazed at how attentive the shop is to parents' needs. Spare nappies, wipes etc to use which is invaluable and generally unheard of in restaurants.

We liked the fact we were given a card to use at their ice cream shop next door which gives you 20% off. Lovely ice cream too!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank sarahclw77
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Pok457, Owner at Lynbay Fish and Chips, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Lynbay Fish and Chip Shop would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and leaving positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!!
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic Fish”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great fish and chips, reasonably priced. The batter stayed crispy this was a new experience for me. A+

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Lee P
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Pok457, Owner at Lynbay Fish and Chips, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Lynbay Fish and Chip Shop would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and leaving positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!!
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Hugely popular chip shop.”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The only thing wrong here is that the queues are out the door! Friendly and welcoming restaurant behind the takeaway counter, offering local produce, well-prepared. Free WiFi enabled me to upload this review! ;)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank mikehm
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Pok457, Owner at Lynbay Fish and Chips, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Lynbay Fish and Chip Shop would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and leaving positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!!
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Easily the best fish and chips in Ilfracombe!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We usually go here for fish and chips when in Ilfracombe as we have discovered it is by far the best. Great staff and even better food! Some nearby chippys charge double what Lynbay do, and aren't even half as good!

I'm not big on chips myself, but usually manage to polish off a portion from here :) Not greasy like they are from a lot of places and a large cod is definitely very LARGE!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank pinkxpanda
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Pok457, Owner at Lynbay Fish and Chips, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Lynbay Fish and Chip Shop would like to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and leaving positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon!!
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