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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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11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best fish and chips we have ever had, Also the fish cakes are absolutely great, highly recommended. The batter on the fish (cod) was light tasty and non greasy- delicious. All the fish is locally caught as well.

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Thank Ian283
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had fish and chips on a busy Saturday lunchtime. The chips were hot and crispy, the fish similar. Some of the best I have had.

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Thank David572
Harlow, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend suggested visiting The Fish Plaice for fish and chips. What a disappointment, I get better in London and considering you can hear the sea from their location thats very disappointing. I found the staff moody and unfriendly. The chips weren't cooked properly, too many were white and not a lovely golden brown like my local hippie can serve... More 

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Wokingham
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice fish, crisp batter good chips. Right on the seafront so a lovely location if like me a trip to the seaside is not complete without looking out to sea.

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Thank Tony M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply the best fish and chips I've ever had! The fish was cooked to perfection nestled in an excellent batter! The chips were crispy and well cooked. As a 6'5" 19st man I struggled to finish it as the portion size was huge. Excellent mushy peas and tasty gravy accompanied it. 10/10.

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Thank Stephen T
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday in Dorset, my sister, aunt and I went to Swanage in the evening one night because my aunt wanted to visit; should have gone during the day but out holiday was really short so we had to do what we could when we could. Anyway we came to Swanage and decided to get some fish and chips,... More 

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Thank hbenton
Lympne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Cod & Chips to sit in Monday night. I cannot eat the usual batter in most F&C shops unless they provide Gluten Free batter. But the guys cooked a beautiful piece of poached cod for me with no hesitation. Very nice atmosphere here and the food is very good quality. Thanks. Derek Mulligan.. Rainham, Kent.

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Thank 24Buzz
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best chip shop around. Always great portions and fresh! Worth the wait even in summer. Terry the homemade fish cakes

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Thank Handy M
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been going here years. I travel a lot in the UK and the world and this is the best chip shop that I have ever been to, second best is Chez Fred's in Westbourne FYI. There are at least 4 fish and chip shops in Swanage and this one is absolutely miles better than the others. Don't be put off... More 

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Thank MIADangerous
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local caught fish ( they tell you the name of the boat!), Properly cooked, good portion, proper price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?