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“Be prepared to wait” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lynbay Fish and Chips

Lynbay Fish and Chips
Ranked #7 of 117 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Be prepared to wait”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

We popped.in cos of the reviews, well be prepared to wait, wait, went up to order only to b told to sit down n then someone will take order.after waiting a further 10 minds finally order taken. Then heard staff commenting on how orders were mixed.up, she.was.telling the other staff to unwrap order as we were sat in restaurant in all took at 45 mins for food.Their problem all young teenagers who don't know what their doing.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Pat S
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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. As mentioned in lots of responses, all food is freshly cooked so there can be a slight wait. Waitress service is provided in the restaurant which is why you were kindly asked to take a seat. No business or member of staff are perfect so a simple mistake as to the arrangement of an order must be forgiven. We are only human!!
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English first
Verwood, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I visited here with my family, when we were staying in Barnstaple we thought we'd pop down to the sea and have an ice cream and a bite to eat.
We were served by a lovely young man, and it only took about 5-10mins for our food, worth that tiny wait too.

The batter was lovely and light and crispy, the fish being so fresh (caught that day!) made it delicious, the chips were lovely ( not all greasy) it's was such a lovely meal
A++++ and it's and 100% recommendation from me !!!

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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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Reading
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Seaside chippy "par excellence!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

On the 'The Quay' there are 2 or 3 chippies. Look further than this one. The chips are fab, but having fresh fish from a named fisherman (mine was a 'fisherlady', though I think) that has rolled off a boat in the harbour you are on is brilliant. I had fresh sea-bass which I've not had from a chip shop before but was excellent!
Nice range of other 'usual' options (scampi, pies, sausages etc) and wife who isn't really a fried food kind of lady (they steam fish and do rice for example) but for me, if you are by the sea just get the fresh fish and you can't really do any better!
Also the young staff were great. I forgot my wife had ordered rice but when I popped back in 5 mins later they remembered and got it ready in a jiffy.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank pdw1975
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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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Ilfracombe
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't expect service with a smile - or even service at all.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Having bought takeaways here a couple of times we decided to eat in the restaurant and were told to choose a table and someone would take our order. All this from a couple of young women working at the fryer who seem to have had a 'smile bypass' (see other reviews on this). It was 6 pm and we were the only people in the restaurant, with a steady trickle of people buying takeaways. Initial impressions were fine - smart, modern, if cosy, restaurant and clean too. A young man took our order so we waited, and waited, and waited. The only downside at this point, apart from the wait, was the Monsters Inc movie playing on the screen at each table in the back room, where we went because it was quieter away from the noisy counter, so we switched off the screen at the wall. After 20 minutes we asked the waiter how long our order would be. He came back and said - a couple of minutes. Five minutes later our 2 cod and chips arrived. The food was OK but not nearly as good as Squires in Braunton. The waitress who served us - smelling strongly of perfume that did not complement the food - apologised for the wait. When we left the male waiter apologised again for the delay with the food. I asked him had they lost or forgotten our order. He said he coudn't comment and smiled wryly as if to say 'yes'. If the girls running this place were properly empowered, they would have given us our meal for free, that is, if they had the customer service awareness to even notice what had gone wrong. We won't be back and will recommend our local friends and visitors to try one of the other 3 chippies in town - or Squires in Braunton.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank lowcarbon2013
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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. Certain members of staff have been replaced and new members brought in ready for the summer months. As you have correctly stated the televisions do have a switch and are able to be turned off so this should not affect the rating of the food. We do not have control over the quantity of perfume a staff member can wear, however we are required by law to provide clean and hygienic staff. If your concerns were voiced at the time instead of waiting to later leave an attack on trip advisor than the matter could certainly have been dealt with at the time.
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bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Fish and Chips EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went with the family for a seaside tea, it was amazing, the fish was lush;and so fresh-it had been caught that day! Chips were lovely, in fact everything was, food, service etc.
We were greeted by this lovely boy who took our order and was a good host.

We Will DEFINITELY be back again, it's a must go, don't go to the dolphin next door (it has a 2 star rating)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 454Andyisawesome
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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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