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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking forward to returning, having bought their fish and chips for years. So disappointed. None of the staff were wearing masks; I thought this was mandatory. To make matters worse, the young assistant handled the cooked food with bare hands with no evidence...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a long drive to Swanage to our holiday let, we were really looking forward to some tasty fish and chips for dinner. The queue was long when we arrived which we thought was a good sign and that the food must be really good...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2020

Just had fish & chips from here for a quick family dinner post coastal walk and I can honestly say it is the worst fish and chips meal we have ever had! The fish was chewy and the batter soggy with no taste. It was...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020

We ordered fish & chips for three of us whilst on a day trip to Swanage 2 weeks ago, having had them from here before. We weren’t disappointed second time around either! Lovely & hot & generous portions. Pleasant, friendly staff too. Everything well set...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020

This place is definitely worth a visit . Fantastic cod and chips. Best I have had in a long time . Benches outside or just take away and sit on the sea front . It's a must.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020

We have eaten here before on a previous visit to the area so we were quick to return on a recent visit. The queueing system is very organised and masks are required in side the shop itself. The menu is extensive, more than just a...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2020

We visit Swanage twice a year and the highlight of our first (and other) nights is always the delicious Fish and Chips from The Fish Plaice. Lovely fish with the boat from which it was caught displayed along with the type and origin of the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2020

The food was more than plentiful, delicious and fresh. 2 of us had cod and chips and our daughter had the vegetarian burger & chips which is the best she’s ever had! Well done for offering a good vegetarian alternative, it’s very refreshing.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020

Outstanding fish and chips. For me to write that it must be good. The cod was so fresh with a real crispy batter. The chips were cooked extreemly well. Nice and crispy not soggy and white like some places. I think the queue outside said...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020

Beat fish and chips we've eaten in a long time. Fluffy cod and delicious crispy chips. Not greasy. Excellent speedy service up with the queue.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Amir T
19 October 2017|
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Response from Ian B | 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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  • Yes, The Fish Plaice offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Fish Plaice offers delivery services.

  • The Fish Plaice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4