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“Be prepared to wait”
Review of Johnny's Plaice

Johnny's Plaice
Ranked #41 of 51 Restaurants in Biggleswade
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Fast Food
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Beds
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Be prepared to wait”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

As other reviewers have pointed out, this establishment is basically a fish and chip shop with a section offering take-away Chinese food.
The first impression is their readiness to take your money. They then inform you that they are just waiting for the chips or whatever to be cooked. Regardless of when I visit there always is a considerable wait. Appreciate that they do not wish to cook more than what is ordered.
Food is OK but not exceptional. They also own the Sampan Chinese take-away shop almost within sight of this one which personally I prefer for Chinese food. Please also check your change as, unfortunately, I have been given short more than once.
On the plus side their lunchtime Chinese meal for one is good value.
Seems these establishments are losing the battle of the take-aways

  • Visited October 2012
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Bedford
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“It's a chinese no its a chippy”
Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Had fish and chips. Service slow but very quick to take your money.... Nice fresh chips and a well cooked piece of cod.... Wish they weren't so quick to take the money as after paying we still waited 10 mind ....

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bedfordshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“not the best chippy in Biggleswade”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Chips are kepr partly cooked on a tray behind the counter and put into hot fat gor rewarming as ordered.

  • Visited January 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Moldy food !”
Reviewed August 9, 2011

We have never had a problem with johnnys plaice until we took home a chicken pie and sausage roll only to find during a bite that the sausage roll tasted earthy. On closer inspection it had alot of mold growing on the underside. The pie also tasted off. It had clearly been sitting there for days. After complaining and showing them the mould, they offered a full refund. Luckily we didnt become ill from this !.

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2 Thank Bijoucat
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Food is not good enough.”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

Have used this takeaway a few times and to be honest I should learn from my mistakes.
Last time I waited for a Chinese takeaway I waited 40 minutes only for them to tell me they had ran out of rice!!
If you want good chips then forget johnny doesnt make them!!

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2 Thank Valleyjohn147
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