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Drakes Fish & Chip Shop

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner
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REGIONAL FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL FISH & CHIP AWARDS - that means that we're in the top 3 fish and chip shops covering Cornwall, Devon & Dorset.... Wow!!! Also voted Local's Best Fish & Chips!!! All food is cooked to order and served both hot and fresh. Offering fish, burgers, pies etc to eat in or take away. Inexpensive food, yet still delicious, so you can keep coming without worrying about the cost! Conveniently located behind Babbacombe Downs with car park close by. Been established for over 30 years. GLUTEN FREE BATTER OPTION AVAILABLE 5PM TO 9PM ON MON & TUE (SORRY NOT BANK HOLIDAYS).
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Fast food, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking
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Reviewed yesterday

Always a delight to order my cod and chips and mushy peas. Have never been disappointed in over eight years. I try to savour this treat at least once a month.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Babbacombe today for some fish and chips, we really wanted to eat in, but when we arrived the lovely folk behind the counter explained the restaurant didn't open until Easter. We nearly left, but decided to have take out and take them...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank FatboyDevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty options, I really appreciate vegetarian options too as I'm pescitarian myself. The only thing that I did noticed is that they microwave the fish, if you choose to have it unbattered. Overall, it is our fav fish and chip shop:)

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ambee D C
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

The original team is back and boy you can taste the difference. Fish and chips can’t be that difficult to cook but consistency is paramount. Well done guys and great to see queues back when you open.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank glenda477
Valerie B, Manager at Drakes Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Thank you for your kind words and for noticing the positive changes. We hope to see you more often again in our takeaway queue !

Reviewed 15 January 2019

It's a rare treat for us to have fish and chips, so we're quite fussy and have always found Drakes to deliver tasty fish and chips, not greasy. Service with a smile too!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Seaside824457
Valerie B, Manager at Drakes Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We definitely try and maintain consistency and with the return of our great fryer we have that consistency of product. The counter crew and I will always be pleasant no matter how hot it gets behind all that hot...More

Reviewed 26 December 2018

Great curry sauce, call me old fashioned but don't like my chips in a box, food goes cold and the box cuts down the amount you have.....Have to put an order in and a 10 to 15 min wait, which is not too bad as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Med J
Valerie B, Manager at Drakes Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

We love the mild Chinese curry sauce as well - not bits in! The boxes help us with portion sizes and therefore with keeping our prices lower than other shops in the area. We find the food stays fresher and doesn't go soggy or get...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

If you want to taste the most delicious fish and chips then this is the place. Its on Babbacombe road and quite unprepossesing from the outside. I love their cod with chips and mushy peas. The fish is sweet and white with great texture. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank helenduvall47
Valerie B, Manager at Drakes Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Thank you for your great comments about our chips and cod. We do indeed use local potatoes, at the moment we buy Agria potatoes from a farm outside Totnes. Our gherkins come from Holland, but they are huge and great value for money. Vegetarian options...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Great- my favourite fryer is back at Drakes. His fish is super sweet and always cooked to perfection. The older lady was also back on the counter having some great banter with locals and tourists alike so I know Drakes will be consistently serving great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank glenda477
Valerie B, Manager at Drakes Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Lots of people have made comments about your favourite fryer - he's good isn't he ! the older lady would be me, and thank you for your nice words.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I went here with my partner for a quick bite to eat one evening, having specifically chosen this place as they advertise a seating area. However, when we got there we were told that we had to take the food down the road to a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Valerie B, Manager at Drakes Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Yes this was a one off. There have been some staff changes and therefore attitude changes, so all I am going to say is please don't give up on us

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The food is lovely , can be a bit of a wait as it's all cooked to order , it is very pricey , maybe the cheapest in babbacome but still is expensive , but will use againMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tjej82
Valerie B, Manager at Drakes Fish & Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Worth waiting for I think you'll agree. We are the cheapest in Babbacombe you're right, and we review our prices regularly so that we can keep them as low as possible with also buying the best possible ingredients, so the scampi is premium Whitby Battered...More

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I can only speak as I find. I have always been more than satisfied when visiting this fish and chip shop
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