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The Fish Plaice

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14 The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
+44 1929 423668
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish cakes” (102 reviews)
“cod” (60 reviews)
“pea fritters” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
14 The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
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Reviewed today

We always visit the Blue Fish and Chip shop otherwise known as The Fish Plaice. Suoer friendly staff. Fish and chips freshly cooked. Not greasy and just how we like them. Excellent

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Couldn't go back home without some fish and chips, could we? So we decided to go to the fish plaice since we were told that there is the best fish and chips in town. We shure haven't been disapointed.

Thank Stefanie L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The fish was very nice. the portions very generous. the chips could have been better but overall good value

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick service and really great fish and chips. Stroll down to the sea front and enjoy - bliss. Chips were great. The batter on the fish was light and not greasy.

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely piece of battered cod here , it was very good and fresh Marked down as chips were quite small and scrappy - not the best I’ve eaten but 10/10 for the cod

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was so poor. Fish too oily, chips didn't look fresh and staff wasn't helpful at all. Such a nice location though.

Thank Vicente G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never had a trip to swanage without cod and chips here , service with a smile and one eye on the telly , you know the way lads,always makes me grin ,top fish and chips though

Thank david2811
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great fish and chips, crispy batter, large portions and the mushy peas were the nicest I’ve ever had! Very busy but the food was flying out and the guys serving were all very friendly- shame there is no child’s portion of fish or cod...More

Thank Louise G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone recommend me that place if I wanna the best fish&chips in Dorset, but why? Very busy, dirty tables only outside, takeaway food served on paper tray. Everything ready to serve from the counter. Dry chips, not real potatoes and fried on old oil. I...More

Thank Margida R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is perfect. The locally-caught fish is super-fresh, juicy, and cooked to perfection. The chips (prepped on-site, none of the usual frozen stuff) are equally good. The fish cake was maybe a bit on the low-key side flavour-wise, but a very well made, honest,...More

Thank spe03
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Questions & Answers
19 October 2017|
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Response from Valettaboy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure - they have do have 2 different fryers, that could be because they are incredibly busy in summer- or could be because of what you have said. I can tell you that the chips and the pea fritter were very good- as... More
23 July 2016|
Response from DWalker95 | Reviewed this property |
As a chippy goes these guys are incredibly accommodating, but there is only so much you can do with fish and chips to make it gluten free. They do batter-less fish and they do serve chicken too, not sure what else but that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 423668
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